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Annual Livery Careers Showcase Event

We attended the Annual Livery Careers Showcase Event at Guildhall with the Worshipful Company of Paviors

Schools were invited to bring groups of pupils to the event, aimed to signpost them to a range of career paths and job opportunities across many disciplines, which will appeal to students of all abilities and ambitions.

We attended the event with BAM Nuttall supporting the Worshipful Company of Paviors to inspire students about the breadth of careers opportunities in the construction industry. We were delighted to see our stand constantly busy and students enjoying...

Budding Brunels with the Worshipful Company of Paviors and Sir Robert McAlpine

Celebrating the success of the Budding Brunels project

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field. Our aim is to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their employability skills.

Recently we delivered a 3-day Budding Brunels workshop in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Paviors and Sir Robert...

Case study: Nawaal

Two years after attending a Budding Brunels course, Nawaal is now completing a Civil Engineering apprenticeship with Tideway East and she shares with us her first steps into construction

Budding Brunels

We first met Nawaal back in 2015 when she attended a Budding Brunels course, delivered in partnership with Vinci and Taylor Woodrow.

Nawaal already had an interest in engineering, so when she got the chance, she decided to attend our course to further her knowledge of the industry and the jobs within it. The course helped Nawaal understand what...

Budding Brunels with Argent at King’s Cross: A volunteer’s perspective

Argent and Construction Youth Trust have worked together in King’s Cross over a number of years with the aim of inspiring diverse young talent about career opportunities within the construction industry

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field. Our aim is to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their...

Budding Brunels with Mace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development

This week we delivered a Budding Brunels course with Mace to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their employability skills

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people from a variety of backgrounds an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field.

We were delighted to welcome 25 students, aged 16-18 who got the chance to attend a tour of the live Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development and they...

Piece in the Guardian from a Budding Brunels student

One of our brilliant Budding Brunels students, Tayo, wrote an excellent piece for the Guardian about her thoughts on being a female engineer and her experiences on the Budding Brunels Rail course.

You can read the original here .

As a female engineer, I aim to design rockets. I want other girls to be equally ambitious. Being the only girl to do an engineering diploma in my school year group has not stood in the way of my ambition to design aeroplanes or work at Nasa.

Each time I tell a friend that I’m studying engineering because I want to design aeroplanes, I get...

Budding Brunels in Partnership with Great Western Railway

We recently joined forces with GWR to deliver two Budding Brunels courses in South Wales with the aim of raising awareness of professional opportunities within the construction industry for young people.

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people from a variety of backgrounds an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field.

22 young people (aged 17-18 years old) from 4 schools attended the first course in Newport/Cardiff and 15 young people from 6 different...

Case Study: Ashnee

Ashnee recently completed a 1 week architectural work experience placement at Squire & Partners after completing the Budding Brunels programme.

We met Ashnee when she participated in the Budding Brunels course with British Land at Clarges in January 2017. She is currently 17 and in lower sixth form studying for her International Baccalaureate.

After excelling on the Budding Brunels programme, she was offered a 1-week work experience placement with Squire and Partners over the Easter holidays. Squire and Partners is an award-winning architectural practice which has been...

Celebrating the ‘Budding Brunels Rail’ Project

This week Construction Youth Trust invited students, teachers and industry partners to the London Transport Museum to celebrate our successful ‘Budding Brunels Rail’ Project

The programme was developed as a bespoke Budding Brunels project with a specific focus on the rail industry - to inform and inspire young people aged 16-19 to consider professional careers within the construction and rail industries and to support the Trust’s focus on building a more diverse workforce.

Each 3-day workshop was supported by construction professionals who helped inform students...

Guest Blog from Victoria Brambini at Scape Procure

Women: the key to unlocking construction resources post-Brexit

This week we have a guest blog post from Victoria Brambini, Managing Director at Scape Procure.

Scape Group have been great supporters of the Trust over the past 12 months, specifically with the #notjustforboys campaign. Last year they supported the Trust by sponsoring the #notjustforboys: Women in Construction report with the Smith Institute, and Victoria Brambini was one of our expert panel at the #notjustforboys break-out session at the Construction Industry Summit.

In the following piece, Victoria...

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