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Apprenticeship Success for Built2Work Trainees

Built2Work, an innovative Hackney-based construction training course, is celebrating the apprenticeship success of three young participants.

Two trainees have landed apprenticeships with local employer Hackney Homes and one with apprenticeship provider Reds10.

Built2Work is a free four-week introduction to construction course for young Hackney residents aged 16-25. A partnership between Woodberry Works, led by Manor House Development Trust, and Construction Youth Trust, the aim of the course is to give participants hands-on experience of a range of construction trades. This...

Real Apprentice to Feature on BBC Radio 4

Construction Youth Trust's award winning Real Apprentice scheme is to feature in the upcoming BBC Radio 4 programme The Real Apprentice.

Journalist Jon Manel reports on the Construction Youth Trust programme that saw seven unemployed young people who weren't in education or employment participate in training, redeveloping two flats in their local community. The programme's winner Craig Simpson went on to successfully gain a two-year plumbing apprenticeship with Newport City Homes and the other participant s also secured employment as a result of the initiative.


Bridging the Youth Unemployment Gap

Mears Group has appointed four young apprentices to work on their recently acquired Family Mosaic contract, following a successful joint venture between Islington Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Construction Youth Trust.

Commissioned by the Education, Training and Employment team within Islington's YOT, Construction Youth Trust developed a two-week construction-specific training programme. Aimed at bridging the transition between unemployment and full-time work, the programme delivered by London Construction Training taught practical construction work, soft skills training and...

Helping the Capital's youth

The Construction Youth Trust is helping youths access the construction job market by getting onto the London pre-apprenticeships programme.

Leading Construction charity, the Construction Youth Trust (CYT), is working with the ODA, Westfield and Lakehouse to ensure a pool of suitable, local apprentices are available to work on the Olympic site. To achieve this goal CYT is calling on young people (16-19) living in Greenwich, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Newham who are interested in learning more about employment opportunities in construction to register for a free...