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Shane, a story of student to bricklayer!

Shane was a student at Northfleet Technology College, one of our Schools Partnership Schools in our North Kent hub.

We first really got to know Shane when he joined us on our Skills Bus activity, organised for selected students at Northfleet Technology College that had shown an interest and capacity for construction careers. Shane was finding it hard to fully engage in school life, feeling out of place in the learning environment with nothing really firing up his interest.

During the Skills Bus session, the students worked together to construct a picnic table for the school. The...

Five find their next steps with Taylor Wimpey!

We’ve been working with Taylor Wimpey in North Kent connecting them to local upcoming talent.

We have been working with five North Kent schools, over the past two years, as part of Schools Partnership programme delivering sessions to the whole student body. We’ve created strong relationship with the schools, particularly supporting Year 11 students as they begin to consider their post 16 options.

Led by Senior Programme Manager Donna Jones, the team took the Year 11 students on a journey from initially discovering industry careers to gaining practical industry...

Dan secures Quantity Surveying Trainee Role!

Dan was a student at Northfleet Technology College, one of our Schools Partnership Schools in our North Kent hub. We first met Dan at a school careers evening, where he told us that he’d been thinking about pursuing a career in the construction and built environment industry.

Being very bright and predicted good grades for his GCSE’s, but finding himself nearing capacity for a traditional school learning environment, Dan wanted to work in a role that would release him from classroom learning. Our Senior Programme Manager for North Kent, Donna, introduced Dan to the possibility...

Bringing the construction industry closer.

We partnered with Mace to bring the construction and built environment industry into Chelsea Academy as part of their Year 10 Work Experience week.

As the construction and built environment’s own youth charity, we are uniquely placed to represent the sector as a whole to the next generation. By acting as the single voice of industry, we are able to strengthen our sectors message to young people, and deliver a a cohesive representation of the incredible career opportunities afforded by industry.

Using our experience of working with schools, we are able to bridge the void...

Getting to closer to construction with Pimlico Academy.

We spent 2 days with 8 construction students from Pimlico Academy, taking them on an in-depth exploration of construction careers to get them inspired for their Year 11 studies.

The 2 day programme was a whirlwind of activity, with the students beginning in the classroom but ending up fully immersed in the construction and built environment sector by the final afternoon. The aim of the programme was to inspire and excite the students about their career and post 16 options to enable them to focus over the course of their Year 11 studies and GCSE’s.

Beginning in the classroom...

Taking the apprenticeship conversation to the parents with Tideway.

As part of our CITB funded Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships programme, we teamed up with Tideway to deliver an evening of apprenticeship myth busting information to parents and teachers.

Despite the rise of social media influencers, the people that still hold the greatest sway over the life choices of young people are their parents and teachers. We devised an evening to shine a light on the benefits and realities of apprenticeships and answer the questions of parents and teachers regarding alternative routes to degrees and careers.

Managed by Construction Youth Trust and...

Students turn industry detectives in our newest school session.

Year 10 students from Compass School turned detectives in the first outing of our new session - Hidden Careers.

Turning the usual careers networking session on its head, students move around 5 industry volunteers and ask questions to work out what they do as a career. The Hidden Careers session requires young people to critically think about their knowledge of industry careers. The students have 5 minutes to interview the volunteer, asking only yes or no questions. Suggestions are provided to kick start the interview, but as the volunteer reveals their answers the students are encouraged...

Discovering Careers in Construction – it’s a woman’s world.

Year 11 can be a stressful year for students, the culmination of six years of education ending in GCSE results. For some young people, it can be difficult to stay on track when you don’t know what you want to do next or how what you learn in school affects the real world. Who really needs maths anyway?

In our Southwark hub we ran a two day programme, Discovering Careers in Construction, for Year 10 students from St Saviour's & St Olave's School and Harris Academy Bermondsey. The aim of the programme was to give students for who university might not be the correct route,...

King Solomon Academy preparing to embed Construction Youth Trust maths sessions across the whole of KS3 & KS4!

King Solomon Academy in Westminster look to embed our KS3 & KS4 maths sessions into the whole school curriculum from September 2019.

Through our Schools Partnership programme we are able to create strong, long-lasting relationships with schools which allows us to become a fundamental asset within the school timetable. Our sessions are designed to help schools satisfy the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The benchmarks have a strong focus on employer engagement as well as inspiring students about the world of work.


New KS4 Maths Property Development session goes down a storm at All Saints Catholic School!

As part of our CITB funded Contextualised Curriculum work we brought our newest KS4 Maths Property Development session to Year 10 students at All Saints Catholic School in Barking.

Alongside the London Region Construction Training Group, we have been developing and delivering a range of sessions that help schools satisfy the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. All of the sessions have a very strong focus on employer engagement aswell as inspiring students about available careers in the construction and built...