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We are thrilled to have collaborated with Active Training Team, who delivered their award winning ‘Your Choice’ training session all about health and safety to our most recent group of Budding Builders on Thursday!

Our young people received the training as part of the Health and Safety aspect of our delivery of this Budding Builders course, which is in collaboration with Centrepoint as part of the Centrepoint Works scheme.

Over the eight day course participants learn all about working in construction: honing their carpentry skills on a practical project, networking with industry professionals and developing their employability skills.

ATT used elements of their safety leadership session ‘Your Choice’ to encourage young people to talk openly, and share their thoughts and concerns...

An update on our young people – from a community project to construction qualifications!

Our North Kent community project in November, funded by the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust, saw us partner with the Kent Youth Justice Board and Early Help teams to positively engage young people in their community.

During the project, participants completed a renovation project at a local community centre and created a sensory board for the nursery. The week long project was a chance for the young participants to get an immersive insight into a variety of construction careers, and create a lasting legacy for their local community.

Following the project, we have continued to...

As part of our Constructing Communities programme, we’ve been at Valence House renovating their Anderson shelter.

Last week the second Constructing Communities project kicked off, funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoner’s Fund.

The programme sees young people deliver projects within their local community; helping them develop practical construction skills, introducing them to the range of construction careers available, and giving them the opportunity to interact positively with their local community.

"It's been excellent, I've loved every second of it. I've been doing a bit of drilling, sawing, it's stuff I want to do as a career”


#Inmybackyard – building benches at Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre

In partnership with Central London Forward (CLF) Construction Careers, we ran a fun filled 5 day DIY course at Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre.

For the second of our #Inmybackyard projects we welcomed a range of local young people, also working with the Camden Youth Offending Team offering the course as part of their reparation programme.

The group very quickly formed strong partnerships as it was all hands on deck to solve the many construction problems thrown up by a delivery of mismeasured wood. Pulling on the different strengths of the group, a design team recalculated...

#Inmybackyard – championing community with The Curve

In partnership with Central London Forward (CLF) Construction Careers, we ran a fun filled 5 day DIY course at The Curve community centre.

The aim of the partnership is to introduce young people to construction careers through a practical project that benefits their community. For young people who have little to no experience of the modern construction and built environment industry, it can be easy for them to discount the sector as not for them and miss the many opportunities open to them. Embedding the project within their local community, in a fun and relaxed way on their turf, we are...

Arthur begins his construction career with a Carpentry Formwork Apprenticeship!

Arthur was part of our July Budding Builders course funded by Children in Need. After leaving school at 16 with a handful of GCSE’s, this vibrant and determined young man, now 17, was searching for his next step.

Whilst still at school Arthur had completed a Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery, discovering a love for practical work that had escaped him in a traditional classroom setting. In his quest to find a course or programme that he would qualify for, Arthur discovered our Budding Builders course via our twitter feed. Arthur saw the opening of an opportunity and decided to...

The community spirit is alive and well in Barking & Dagenham!

In July, 11 young people from Barking & Dagenham created a sensory garden for the residents of a local adult care home, the first of six Construction Communities projects, funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoner’s Fund.

Constructing Communities aims to inspire young people to reach their full career potential. The programme centres on young people designing and delivering a project for a local community partner. This project enables course participants to develop soft and practical skills, explore a variety of construction and built environment careers and meet...

Southwark wood for Southwark community projects

A donation of Southwark felled wood has been transformed by our Budding Builders for Southwark primary schools.

Following the clearing of their Elephant Park development site, Lendlease found themselves with a number of felled trees. No one wanted the beautiful wood to go to waste, so it was decided that the wood would be donated to local charities and community organisations so that it could be repurposed and reinstated in its new forms back into the community. Lendlease worked closely with Lantern UK to facilitate the felling, milling and distribution of the wood.

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Collaboration with Centrepoint Works to provide industry qualifications for young people affected by homelessness.

The Trust has been delighted to work with Centrepoint Works to deliver our Budding Builders course, as part of the Centrepoint Works scheme.

Centrepoint Works, a course which is open to homeless, disadvantaged or unemployed young people in London, offers one-hundred hours of work experience, with lunch and travel provided. Trainees who complete the course are then better placed to go on to secure lasting employment.

We worked with a group of Centrepoint young people who wanted to further explore and prepare themselves for a career in industry. Over the eight days of the...

Newham reparation project

We recently joined forces with Newham Council to deliver the Newham reparation project and support young offenders

During the last 10 years, our work at Construction Youth Trust with young offenders has demonstrated an excellent track record of effective reparation. Our different projects aimed at preventing young people from committing further offences by increasing their understanding of potential career pathways and positive personal development. We achieve that by providing guidance and information about a range of training and career opportunities within the construction industry and...