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Lauren's blog: Challenging misconceptions around construction

Recently we delivered a Budding Brunels course in partnership with Scape Group and Wates Group to inspire young people in Derby about career opportunities available to them in the construction industry.

Lauren is one of the brilliant students who attended the course and below you can read her blog:

Construction is a word not usually associated with highly paid jobs and aspirational prospects. In fact, for many of us bricklaying is our instinctive response when asked about construction. Thanks to Construction Youth Trust, I know now this could not be further from the truth....

Press release: Inspiring young people about the careers that shape the world

A new programme is being launched in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to inspire sixth form students to consider a career in construction, the industry that touches every aspect of our daily lives and gives young people the opportunity to build and shape the world around us.

The construction industry’s youth charity, Construction Youth Trust, has joined forces with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to persuade the borough’s young talent to consider becoming tomorrow’s engineers, architects, surveyors and construction managers. The modern construction...

Blog: Designing my future

As part of our partnership with Scape, we delivered a Budding Brunels course with G F Tomlinson to excite young people in Nottingham about careers available to them in the construction industry.

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.

Following the course , we facilitated 6 work placements and o ne of our brilliant students, Imogen, after her work placement at Lungfish Architects,...

Katelynd’s work placement journey with Lendlease

Katelynd was one of 25 students who attended a Lendlease focussed Budding Brunels workshop in November, tailored around their Elephant Park development in Southwark.

Over three days the students engaged in activities designed to heighten their awareness of professional roles within the construction industry and completed tasks to enhance the soft skills employers look for when hiring. Having excelled on the workshop, Katelynd was offered a civil engineering work placement to further enthuse and inform her about the industry. Here you can read about Katelynd’s work placement journey...

Blog: Inspiring young people about careers in construction

As part of our partnership with Scape Group , Tom Glover, our Partnerships Manager wrote a blog for Scape Group's website to discuss the skills gap in the construction industry and how initiatives like Budding Brunels help promote the variety of rewarding roles available.

In November, we welcomed twenty-one students, aged 16-17 years old from four schools in Nottingham onto our Budding Brunels course.

This is a three-day workshop, designed to raise awareness of career opportunities in construction, and deliver employability skills training. Guided site tours of two of...

National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Peter

Peter's story is a perfect example of what we set out to achieve at Construction Youth Trust: to change young people's perceptions, inspire and introduce them to careers they had never considered before and provide them with a route into the construction industry.

Peter was a student at Haberdashers Aske's Crayford Academy when he attended our industry-led Budding Brunels 3-day workshop supported by Mace at Vauxhall SkyGardens. The course aimed to inspire students about construction by showcasing the range of skills and job roles available across the industry.

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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...

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