News & events

Construction Youth Trust named as the charity partner for The Inspire Awards 2019

The Trust is proud to announce that we have been selected as the charity partner for the Inspire Awards for the second year in a row!

The awards recognise the people & organisations who are reaching out to inspire a new generation - irrespective of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability - to embrace a career in the building industry.

The event, organised by UKBE Ltd, brings together the most inclusive companies and inspiring individuals working in construction, engineering and housing.

The Trust’s CEO Carol Lynch will be one of the industry...

Clean Slate Cymru Launches

Construction Youth Trust Cymru has been delivering a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) funded BAM Nuttall project to support people with convictions into construction employment in Wales. The CITB forecasts that the Welsh construction sector will need 12,250 additional workers over the next five years. Companies in Wales are already having difficulty finding suitably skilled staff. There are economic benefits of supporting ex-offenders. Reoffending costs the UK up to £13 billion a year (Home Office, 2013).

The Clean Slate Cymru project ran or commissioned pilot...

Update on the Trust's Partnership with Scape Group

Over the last eighteen months, Scape Group and Construction Youth Trust have partnered to deliver four Budding Brunels programmes. Scape, and their framework contractors commitment to creating social value has seen young people from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby, and Gateshead take part in the programme. This autumn will see the final two projects take place in Leicester and Warwickshire.

So far, the programme has seen:


Construction Youth Trust partnered with Scape, GF Tomlinson, Nottingham City Council and AR Demolition to deliver the...

Budding Brunels graduate Ellie wins contract with Willmott Dixon Interiors

This summer the Trust was delighted to hear that Ellie, a student we’ve worked with since 2015, has accepted an offer from Willmott Dixon Interiors to work as a Management Trainee. The offer follows a successful summer placement she had with the company – WDI were so impressed with Ellie’s work that her application for the Management Trainee role was advanced directly to the interview stage.

We first met Ellie in 2015 when she attended a Budding Brunels course, which she attended due to her interest in embarking on a career in the Built Environment. As one of the...

Trustee Changes at Construction Youth Trust

At our recent AGM, Terry Spraggett and Michelle Tilley announced they would be retiring from Construction Youth Trust’s Board of Trustees. As prominent figures in the built environment sector, Terry and Michelle have been invaluable assets to the Trust over the years. Both have provided vital industry insight and demonstrated a huge passion for young people throughout their tenures.

Our warmest thanks to them both.

Also announced was the arrival of four new Trustees to the Board: Victoria Brambini, Managing Director of Scape Procure; Assad Maqbool, Partner and...