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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...

Routes Into Construction Placement Success

Alfie Delaney, 19, from Bermondsey approached Construction Youth Trust on Monday last week, and was given a work placement with Keepmoat the very next day.

Working as part of the Greater London Joint Initiative Programme with CITB, Routes into Construction is a Construction Youth Trust programme which brings together a number of construction employers who are committed to providing practical work experience opportunities within the construction industry, enabling local young people to enhance their employment prospects and make more informed career choices.

We were...

The Mayor of Southwark joins us for Budding Builders Graduation

It was an emotional and exciting day at the Construction Youth Trust Training Centre last week, as 14 students from the Budding Builders course attended their graduation.

Having completed multi-skilled courses in the construction trades, the students aged between 16 – 26 were awarded their certificates by the Mayor of Southwark Dora Dixon-Fyle.

Along with many friends and family of the students, the event was attended by local stakeholders including Southwark council members, members of the industry such as Grosvenor and their supply chain, educators, referral...

Willmott Dixon Interiors support Routes Into Construction

Each year, Willmott Dixon hold a competition for its management trainees in each of its divisions. The goal of the competition is to create and implement a project that generates sustainable community impact. Willmott Dixon Interiors chose to renovate a green space in central London called the Calthorpe Project. For this project the WDI management trainees carried out various building works to renovate the internal meeting room and toilets, provide decking at various locations across the site, and upgrade and make secure the park entrance. The trainees will work on the project with 10...

Welcome to our new Construction Training Centre!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new construction training centre on Drummond Road in Bermondsey with the support of our partner Grosvenor.

The Construction Training Centre will enable young people from the area to access training, education and employment opportunities in the construction industry. The training centre offers OCN accredited multi-skilled and trade-focused courses with Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction included in both.

The Construction Training Centre was formally opened last week, with a welcome breakfast attended by local...

Construction Youth Trust shortlisted for the 2015 Housing Excellence Awards

We are delighted to announce that Construction Youth Trust & CentrePoint have been shortlisted for ‘Best Partnering Scheme' at the 2015 Housing Excellence Awards. In 2014 the Trust, in partnership with Camden Council and CentrePoint Charity for the Homeless, delivered a practical community project in Camden. The aim of the project was to engage 15 young homeless people aged 16-15 of which 10 were not native English speakers, to work towards the refurbishment of Oak House CentrePoint hostel. Over the course of 4 weeks young people learnt practical construction skills...