We work closely with community partners to provide bespoke targeted support aimed at enabling young people to take their best next step on their career journey 

We deliver a targeted support programme designed to support young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) to discover careers best suited to their skills and interests and support them to make positive and sustainable progression on their career journey. 

Each young person is partnered with a dedicated Construction Youth Trust Coach to develop a bespoke careers programme including: 

  • 1-1 coaching sessions 
  • Practical tasters and employability sessions 
  • Introductions to inspirational relatable role models  
  • Support to achieve industry qualifications including Level 1 Health and Safety qualification and CSCS card  
  • Work experience placements  
  • Facilitated introductions to employers and opportunities  

Who can join the programme?

The course is design for young people aged 16-30 and who are not currently in full time employment, education or training, or who is referred to us from an agency resident in the follwoing areas:

  • Southwark
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Hammersmith and Fulham 
  • Westminster 
  • North Kent 

To find out more or to refer a young person onto our targeted support programme please get in touch

  Our courses are accredited by The Open College Network

Case Study

  • Steven

    Site Operative

    Steven was first referred to the Trust by a trusted referral agency based in Romford. At the time he was NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and struggling to find meaningful employment.

    Steven was very keen to begin the course as it gave him the opportunity to learn basic painting & decorating skills as well as work towards his CSCS card. Steven showed a great attitude whilst on the programme, impressing his tutor with his practical skills considering his limited experience.

    He proved himself to be a punctual, hard-working individual; highlighted in him completing the Level 1 Health and Safety award as well as passing his CSCS test first time around.


  • John


    John was 17 when he was referred to us by a local Prison Service. Recently released, he was looking to leave his past behind and build a better future.

    We enrolled him through a Budding Builders course, where he was introduced to Tiling. John worked very well with the other students and improved his communications skills. He sailed through the Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment with us and gained his CSCS card.

    We brokered a work placement for him with one of our industry partners to help him find out exactly which area of construction he would like to pursue as a career. John was extremely excited that after the successful placement, the team offered him a full time job. Still with them, John is now a bricklaying apprentice and is absolutely thriving! 

    “I can’t thank everyone enough at Construction Youth Trust for believing in me even though I’d been in trouble. They’re so supportive and taught me so much. They showed me how I could change everything for myself. I was a bit nervous at first about going on site but then everyone was so welcoming.”

    *Name has been changed to protect confidentiality