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Bede Trust Wildlife Centre

Budding Builders students donate their carpentry work to Bede Wildlife Garden

Students completing a carpentry course with Construction Youth Trust donate a bench and two hedgehog houses to the Bede Trust’s Wildlife garden.

Seven students completing a three-week Budding Builders carpentry course at Construction Youth Trust’s training centre in Bermondsey presented the product of their work recently to a local charity - The Bede Trust. The students received their end of course certificates from Councillor Anood Al-Samerai, Leader of the Southwark Liberal Democrat Group. The Executive Director of Construction Youth Trust, Christine Townley was also there to...

Budding Builders graduates

Six students successfully complete a three week Budding Builders course

Staff at Construction Youth Trust were delighted to congratulate six students upon their completion of our three week course.

Six students were presented with certificates upon their completion of Construction Youth Trust’s three week Budding Builders Construction Multiskills programme. All six of them achieved an Entry Level 3 OCN London accredited qualification in Health and Safety. They participated in taster sessions in carpentry, tiling, painting and decorating and plumbing, giving them an introduction to a wide range of trades and broadening their skill set. Students travelled...

Taster Session

Construction Youth Trust offers Taster Session to young people in the community

The Trust opened the doors of its training centre in Bermondsey, South London to young people interested in a career in construction.

Seven young people took part in a construction taster activity at the Trust’s Training Centre in Bermondsey. The prospective students were referred onto the session by a variety of different organisations, including Hobbit House School, Southwark Travellers Action Group, JobCentre Plus and Southwark Youth Offending Service. All seven of the students were given a tour of the facilities. They also received an introduction to the Budding Builders and...

2015 Highlights

2015 Highlights

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on some of our highlights from 2015.

From all of us at Construction Youth Trust, we would like to wish all our supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been a fantastic year, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We have achieved so much this year and have helped to educate, train and inspire many young people about careers in the construction industry. With your help, next year is looking to be even bigger, so please continue your support in order to help us to help them.

Download our 2015 highlights PDF here....

Routes Into Construction apprenticeship success with WJ

Routes Into Construction apprenticeship success with WJ

After completing a two week work experience placement with WJ, Ryan Weston has been offered a road marking apprenticeship.

WJ has been working with Construction Youth Trust on the Routes Into Construction programme to provide work placements for young people based at WJ’s office in Croydon and working at sites throughout London.

Routes Into Construction is a joint project with London Youth for the NEETs programme, a part of the £2m Greater London Joint Initiative programme joint funded by CITB and the Mayor of London’s London Enterprise Panel. The London...

royal visit

Royal Visit to Construction Youth Trust Training Centre

Patron of Construction Youth Trust HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits the construction training centre in Bermondsey to meet the students as well as supporters of the Trust.

Construction Youth Trust were honoured by a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to our construction training centre in Bermondsey, where he met both current students as well as supporters of the Trust.

Having opened in April 2015, the Construction Youth Trust Training Centre in Bermondsey aims to support young people in Southwark to access training, education and employment...

Female Trainees

Female Trainees support West Hampstead Women’s Centre

Female Camden residents take part in a Budding Builders carpentry course at Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre

After four weeks of training, three Camden women have successfully completed a Budding Builders Carpentry course. During their time with the Trust trainees gained an OCN London Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment. Alongside the theory work the trainees had an opportunity to expand their practical skills by participating in a carpentry workshop. They crafted a 4-joint frame and built a planter-seat for a local Camden charity; the planter-seat was donated to...

budding builders course completion

Nine students successfully complete a four week Budding Builders course

Staff at Construction Youth Trust were delighted to congratulate nine students upon their completion of our four week course.

Nine students were presented with certificates upon their completion of Construction Youth Trust’s four week Budding Builders Painting and Decorating course. All nine of them achieved a Level 1 OCN London accredited qualification in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, which will enable them to gain CSCS cards and go into employment within the construction industry. Twelve students participated in a practical Painting and Decorating project,...

Butetown Mobile Classroom

Butetown Mobile Classroom

The recent Budding Builders course delivered in Wales which ran from 11th August & ended on 3rd September 2015, focused on offering training in construction trades, mentoring and employability advice. The training was delivered via a community project that was part of a Willmott Dixon Team Challenge. Community projects transform areas located in deprived communities or via mobile classrooms which will access beneficiaries directly to their areas.

The Budding Builders project consisted of learners completing a Level 1 Health & Safety Award to enable them to apply for a five year...

social return on investment

SROI KTP awarded 'Outstanding' rating

Our KTP with London South Bank University has now been given the rare 'Outstanding' rating - the highest possible award - by the KTP Grading Panel.

The ground-breaking new metric developed in partnership with LSBU is bridging the gap between business and the not-for-profit sector by providing a robust way of calculating social return on investment (SROI).

Measuring return on investment is one of the main yardsticks we use the judge the success of a campaign, project or initiative. But a project may well deliver much more than a boost to the bottom line including...