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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.

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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 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 opportunities in the...

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...

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

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...

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 wide-...

Land Securities Community Employment Programme Awards 2015

We are very proud to announce that Brooke Hills, a past student from the Budding Builders course has been shortlisted for, and will be attending the Land Securities Community Employment Programme Awards today.

The awards are to recognise the success of young people getting into employment, with continued qualified training – overcoming substantial barriers to transform their lives.

Brooke, who is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Bam Nuttall, came to us with an interest in construction, but hadn’t had much experience in the industry. Taking part in...

New Construction Course For Female Camden residents

We are now recruiting for an exciting upcoming carpentry course for young women in Camden.

Are you interested in a career in construction? If so, come and join us on our 4 week course for women ages 16-30.

What can be gained?

Practical experience in Carpentry OCN Level 1 in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment CSCS training will take place, on completion CSCS tests will be booked

Travel and lunch are included

How can the course help future career paths?

Opportunities to make links our Construction partners Female guest...

Young locals build bespoke table for community Skip Garden at Kings Cross

Students on one of our 4 week Budding Builders Carpentry course were tasked with building a bespoke dining table made from 400 year old Baltic Pine from Kings Cross Granary, just behind Kings Cross Station.

This carpentry course was funded by Camden Council ‘Build Brighter Futures’ in partnership with Kings Cross Construction training centre, who provided the location for the course and Global Generation who invited the Trust and the students to build the table. 8 young people, mostly locals from the ages of 17-30 took part in the course, all of whom completed the OCN London...