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RBKC: Inspiring young people about careers that shape the world

A new programme is being launched in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to inspire sixth form students to consider a career in construction, the industry that touches every aspect of our daily lives and gives young people the opportunity to build and shape the world around us.

The construction industry’s youth charity, Construction Youth Trust, has joined forces with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to persuade the borough’s young talent to consider becoming tomorrow’s engineers, architects, surveyors and construction managers. The modern construction...

Blog: Designing my future

As part of our partnership with Scape, we delivered a Budding Brunels course with G F Tomlinson to excite young people in Nottingham about careers available to them in the construction industry.

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people from a variety of backgrounds an insight into the Built Environment and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field.

Following the course , we facilitated 6 work placements and o ne of our brilliant students, Imogen, after her work placement at Lungfish Architects,...

Katelynd’s work placement journey with Lendlease

Katelynd was one of 25 students who attended a Lendlease focussed Budding Brunels workshop in November, tailored around their Elephant Park development in Southwark.

Over three days the students engaged in activities designed to heighten their awareness of professional roles within the construction industry and completed tasks to enhance the soft skills employers look for when hiring. Having excelled on the workshop, Katelynd was offered a civil engineering work placement to further enthuse and inform her about the industry. Here you can read about Katelynd’s work placement journey...

Blog: Inspiring young people about careers in construction

As part of our partnership with Scape Group , Tom Glover, our Partnerships Manager wrote a blog for Scape Group's website to discuss the skills gap in the construction industry and how initiatives like Budding Brunels help promote the variety of rewarding roles available.

In November, we welcomed twenty-one students, aged 16-17 years old from four schools in Nottingham onto our Budding Brunels course.

This is a three-day workshop, designed to raise awareness of career opportunities in construction, and deliver employability skills training. Guided site tours of two of...

Budding Brunels with the Worshipful Company of Paviors and Sir Robert McAlpine

Celebrating the success of the Budding Brunels project

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field. Our aim is to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their employability skills.

Recently we delivered a 3-day Budding Brunels workshop in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Paviors and Sir Robert...

Budding Brunels with Argent at King’s Cross: A volunteer’s perspective

Argent and Construction Youth Trust have worked together in King’s Cross over a number of years with the aim of inspiring diverse young talent about career opportunities within the construction industry

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field. Our aim is to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their...

Budding Brunels with Mace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development

This week we delivered a Budding Brunels course with Mace to inform students of the variety of careers available within the construction industry and help them improve their employability skills

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people from a variety of backgrounds an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field.

We were delighted to welcome 25 students, aged 16-18 who got the chance to attend a tour of the live Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development and they...

Piece in the Guardian from a Budding Brunels student

One of our brilliant Budding Brunels students, Tayo, wrote an excellent piece for the Guardian about her thoughts on being a female engineer and her experiences on the Budding Brunels Rail course.

You can read the original here .

As a female engineer, I aim to design rockets. I want other girls to be equally ambitious. Being the only girl to do an engineering diploma in my school year group has not stood in the way of my ambition to design aeroplanes or work at Nasa.

Each time I tell a friend that I’m studying engineering because I want to design aeroplanes, I get...

Budding Brunels in Partnership with Great Western Railway

We recently joined forces with GWR to deliver two Budding Brunels courses in South Wales with the aim of raising awareness of professional opportunities within the construction industry for young people.

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCN) accredited course that gives young people from a variety of backgrounds an insight into the Built Environment, and provides industry-led careers advice from professionals in the field.

22 young people (aged 17-18 years old) from 4 schools attended the first course in Newport/Cardiff and 15 young people from 6 different...

Case Study: Ashnee

Ashnee recently completed a 1 week architectural work experience placement at Squire & Partners after completing the Budding Brunels programme.

We met Ashnee when she participated in the Budding Brunels course with British Land at Clarges in January 2017. She is currently 17 and in lower sixth form studying for her International Baccalaureate.

After excelling on the Budding Brunels programme, she was offered a 1-week work experience placement with Squire and Partners over the Easter holidays. Squire and Partners is an award-winning architectural practice which has been...

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