News & events

From delivery to fundraising – our wonderful intern Max has been exploring a different side of the Trust!

We caught up with Max to find out how he’s finding his move to the Partnerships team, being caught up in a pandemic and life working from home!

I have been with the Trust since September 2019 on the Jack Petchey Internship programme, and since the government lockdown I have changed roles from delivery to fundraising and now work in the Partnerships team! It has been an exciting and challenging time to be working in fundraising. There has been a great response to COVID-19 with many new funding streams open to benefit youth organisations, and we have been incredibly busy applying for...

Exploring the virtual world of remote interviews with Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd!

2020 has seen many young people miss out on opportunities for training and work experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have been working to adapt our mode of delivery in response to these challenges, and have developed a range of remote delivery resources, including Mock Interviews, to add to our already established face-to-face sessions. Being able to give sustained remote careers support at this time is vital, particularly for young people facing the biggest barriers to employment.

With many real-world interviews taking place remotely moving forward, adapting our Mock...

New online employer-led World of Work programme!

We have engaged 68 young people in July alone on our new five day online World of Work programme! The programme is designed to support young people who have missed out on work experience opportunities this year, to give them an insight into construction and built environment careers!

Designed to inspire young people about the wide range of career opportunities in the sector, each of the five hour long sessions is supported by a diverse range of industry volunteers from Civil Engineers to Sustainability Managers. Young people have the chance to ask live questions to experts in their field,...

A Change of Chairman at Construction Youth Trust

After six years of chairmanship at the Trust, we say a fond farewell to Andy Wates and welcome in our new Chairman, Edward McAlpine.

It is with gratitude for all his support that we say goodbye to Andy Wates. We have valued his direction and dedication to the Trust over the last six years.

During his time as Chairman, Andy has helped the Trust adapt to new challenges and seen our reach grow to 25,891 young people in 2019. Andy will always remain a firm friend of the Trust and we look forward to the new ways in which we will work together.

We are proud and delighted to...

L&Q Chief Executive leads online Interview Skills session as part of Learning to Succeed programme

In order to continue engaging and inspiring students as part of our L&Q Learning to Succeed programme, we’ve been delivering a suite of online employability and careers networking sessions.

A major part of the Learning to Succeed programme, which recently won the Community Impact category in this year’s Business Charity Awards, is facilitating meaningful engagements between young people and industry professionals. L&Q Chief Executive David Montague has been leading by example and generously donated his time to take part in a recent online Interview Skills masterclass...

Over 350 young people have taken part in our online employability and career networking sessions!

We have created a catalogue of online sessions to ensure that we could continue to support and inspire young people about careers in construction and the built environment and we’ve welcomed 357 young people to the sessions so far!

Delivered through interactive webinars, the online sessions combine the development of employability skills with industry networking sessions.

“The online sessions have given our students a daily purpose. The sessions reinforce the skills the pupils need in the future and have also got them thinking and talking about their career goals again...

69 young people have taken part in our online Level 1 Health & Safety and CSCS card programme!

Since the beginning of lockdown we have delivered 6 of our new online Level 1 Health & Safety and CSCS card programmes, supporting 69 young people.

As soon as the nationwide lockdown was announced in March, we knew that in order to continue effectively supporting the young people we work with we’d have to develop and implement an online delivery strategy.

We very quickly developed an engaging online Level 1 Health & Safety and CSCS card programme . In addition to interactive webinars including quizzes, polls, videos and expert delivery as part of the programme we also...

A look back at the success of our Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Programme!

Over 130 students received 1-1 long-term mentoring and personalised careers guidance! Supported by over 200 volunteers from 24 employers!

Our CITB-funded Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship Programme, supported by Kier, has reached its end. However, the pilot programme has proven to be such an invaluable resource to students, parents and teachers that we have established the programme as a permanent fixture in our rostra of World-of-Work programmes!

Over the two-year programme, the Trust has engaged with 2,012 students with three main aims: to increase the awareness and appeal...

L&Q Learning to Succeed programme named as Community Impact winner in the Business Charity Awards 2020!

We are honoured to have been named the winners of the Community Impact category in this year’s Business Charity Awards for our joint partnership programme with L&Q Learning to Succeed.

The L&Q Learning to Succeed programme was officially launched in February 2019. Following the results of research carried out by L&Q, the not-for-profit housing association and Construction Youth Trust formed a partnership to develop and deliver a schools-based programme to combat the negative misconceptions of industry currently held by young people, their parents and teachers.


Innovative online Level 1 Health & Safety & CSCS card programme!

We might not be getting out and about developing our practical skills, but we can ensure that our young people are primed and ready for action as soon as we can!

For any young person looking to begin a career in construction and the trades, passing their Level 1 in Health and Safety and gaining a CSCS card is vital to their career journey.

At the Trust we have developed an engaging online programme that takes young people through everything they need to know to become health and safety experts and pass their Level 1. It can be really difficult to find the motivation and discipline...