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Inspiring Futures within construction and the built environment

Our new programme Inspiring Futures, generously funded by BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation, supports young people who are deciding on their next steps into rewarding opportunities within construction and the built environment!

Through the programme, we focus on working with young people who are underrepresented in the construction industry. Sessions are employer-led, introducing participants to relatable role models in a broad range of roles to ensure that diverse young talent feels welcomed by the industry, sees it as one that employs people like them, and feels...

Jack's story

We first met Jack when he was in Year 10 and took part in the 2 day engagement at his school, Pimlico Academy.

The students spent a morning with current apprentices, who shared their unique journeys and experiences with the group, as well as discovering how their maths learning is integral to construction careers. The group also visited Mace’s Grosvenor Square site and completed a design and build project based upon a brief where the students put sustainability at the fore of their work.

Jack really enjoyed the 2 day engagement and was inspired to ask his uncle if he could...

Southwark students build employability skills and discover construction careers!

We delivered a series of 5 employer-led online sessions at City of London Academy Southwark, catering to students’ differing needs and interests.

For Year 10 and 11 students who are preparing to take the next step in their career journeys, our employability sessions are a great resource to develop the skills necessary to impress when applying for opportunities.

Our CV Workshop, Interview Skills and Cover Letters sessions are all supported by professionals in industry with experience of the recruitment process. Students are taken through the different stages of an application...

Our Landsec Future Property School cohort get ready to present their final designs!

The Landsec Future Property School programme sees students exploring a range of careers within the construction and built environment sector through weekly online workshops and activities.

For the past 3 months, 11 Year 12 students from Pimlico Academy have been working through an interactive activity, developing their own project briefs for a build based on what they have been learning. Attending online sessions led by professional volunteers, students have discovered how different roles come together for a construction project, supported by the insights and experiences of a range of...

Finding innovative ways to deliver online!

We have delivered two online site visits to students at City of Westminster College with the support of our industry partners, giving our young people a truly immersive virtual experience of live construction sites!

We have not let the COVID-19 lockdowns prevent us from finding ways to engage our young people online. In collaboration with employer partners Wates and Sir Robert McAlpine, we have taken students in our Westminster hub on a virtual journey, discovering the realities of a construction site.

In an online walkthrough, Wates showed us around their Coombe Wood School in...

Thank you Saheb, for your donation!

Construction Youth Trust would like to thank Saheb Dhesi, Managing Director of DGP Logistics, for his generous donation of the proceeds of his recently published book ‘Ty D Sites: Clearing Floors And Fixing Doors’ towards the Trust’s charitable purposes.

The sum of £2,500, which we received on the 9th of February, will support us on our mission to support and inspire young people to discover and gain access to rewarding opportunities in the construction and built environment sector, particularly those facing the biggest barriers to employment.

In the wake of...

Connecting young people to live employment opportunities!

We held our first Live Vacancies Week in partnership with several of our employer partners this February, giving our young people the opportunity to access a variety of current apprenticeship opportunities!

We invited young people who have shown a real interest in joining the construction sector to attend sessions with opportunities that best fitted their skills and interests. Forming strong relationships and networks with employers within our hub areas is a massive part of the work we do at the Trust. By partnering with industry organisations for sessions like these, the Trust is able to...

Construction Youth Trust alumnus Muaaz has returned to volunteer!

Muaaz took part in our Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship programme in 2019/20. On the programme, participants receive 1-1 employability support and advice, as well as connecting with to employers and young apprentices through industry masterclasses and Mock Assessment Centres.

After gaining skills and confidence on the programme, Muaaz was thrilled to accept an offer for a Level 4 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship with BAM following his successful application!

“I believe that young apprentices have the most potential to effectively engage with young people, as apprentices...

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021 with apprentice-led sessions!

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we delivered a series of 8 online sessions.

Sessions gave students from our partnership schools practical advice about the apprenticeship route, and offering them the opportunity to engage with real apprentices within the construction and built environment industry and have their questions answered live!

At Construction Youth Trust we are committed to supporting young people in finding the career path that is right for them. Apprenticeships are a fantastic option for young people that want to earn while they learn, gaining valuable...

North Kent students gain a virtual insight into the world of work!

We have supported students from Ebbsfleet Academy and Northfleet Technology College on our 5 day online World-of-Work programme.

Being able to engage with the same group of students across a sustained period of time allows us to establish a rapport with a cohort of young people, even when engaging virtually, giving us the time and opportunity to give a holistic picture of the dynamic construction industry. In the interactive online sessions, we are able to answer questions live with the support of our volunteers, dispelling common misconceptions surrounding construction and the built...

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