News & events

This year's Construction Cup kicks off on September 7th!

The Construction Cup, one of the industry’s most popular charity tournaments, is coming up on Friday 7th September.

IBI is supporting Construction Youth Trust for the third year running with the event, which aims to connect industry professionals with volunteering opportunities and create social value.

Organised by global design and technology firm IBI Group, and supported by headline sponsors Obrascón, Huarte and Lain (OHL) UK, this year's Construction Cup is bigger than ever. 40 teams are ready to compete, in the hope of becoming the 2018 'super league'...

Provider Network at City of Westminster

On the 14th March we attended a networking event organised by Westminster City Council to discuss ways that could help young people from all backgrounds gain access to local employment opportunities.

Local organisations as well as employers attended the event to explore how we could all work collaboratively and provide opportunities for young people. The discussion was around 3 topics; tackling in work poverty, developing a quality employment service and the growth of apprenticeships in Westminster. The group discussed local apprenticeships and the challenges of how we can do more to...

Annual Livery Careers Showcase Event

We attended the Annual Livery Careers Showcase Event at Guildhall with the Worshipful Company of Paviors

Schools were invited to bring groups of pupils to the event, aimed to signpost them to a range of career paths and job opportunities across many disciplines, which will appeal to students of all abilities and ambitions.

We attended the event with BAM Nuttall supporting the Worshipful Company of Paviors to inspire students about the breadth of careers opportunities in the construction industry. We were delighted to see our stand constantly busy and students enjoying...

Tradeswomen into Maintenance Project

We attended an event hosted by Baroness Smith of Basildon to celebrate the work of the Tradeswomen into Maintenance Project by Mears

The Tradeswomen into Maintenance project aims to increase the awareness of trade employment and training opportunities for female trade apprentices and operatives in the social housing building maintenance sector. It intends to increase the number of females working in trades and help employers understand how they can best retain women in this non-traditional area of work, once they have been recruited.

We were pleased to attend the event earlier this...

8build fundraise with ‘Bake Off’ event

Last week 8build spent the day fundraising in their head office and sites across the UK, raising valuable money for the Trust.

Employees took part in the ‘8build Bake Off and Builder’s Tea’ by swapping cement mixers for food mixers! Staff hosted bake sales for their fellow colleagues offering sweet and savoury treats made at home to be enjoyed along with a cup of tea or coffee and a welcome break from work. Colleagues were encouraged to get competitive, with attendees voting for their favourite bakes, and the most popular crowned Star Baker.

As Construction Youth...

Tickets on sale for our Christmas Concert!

Save the date!

Our Christmas Concert will be kicking off the festive season again on Thursday 8th December. Tickets are now on sale, and do sell out quickly for this much-loved event, so make sure you grab a ticket whilst you can.

You can look forward to a champagne reception, three-course supper and festive entertainment from a choir - soon to be announced! As ever we will have a number of enjoyable fundraising activities to help raise money for the Trust.

When: Thursday 8th December from 6:30pm

Where: Carpenters' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2JJ...

Andy Wates, Peter Murray and Sadie Morgan to cycle from London to Birmingham

On the 17 October, Peter Murray, accompanied by Wates’ Group’s Director Andy Wates and dRMM Architects’ Director; and HS2 Design Panel Chair Sadie Morgan; will be cycling 125.7 miles from London to Birmingham to fundraise for Construction Youth Trust. To donate please visit Peter and Andy's Just Giving Page .

You may have seen the youngest female crane operator in the UK gracing the pages of The Sun newspaper a few weeks ago. This inspiring article was part of a wider campaign to promote diversity and encourage young people to pursue a career in the construction...

#notjustforboys break out session goes down a storm at the Construction Industry Summit

Sophie Walker joins expert panel to discuss new Smith Institute ‘#notjustforboys: Women in Construction’ report at Construction Industry Summit

We have had a fantastic couple of days at the Construction Industry Summit this week, where the Trust has been Education Partner.

The highlight of day two was our #notjustforboys breakout session which saw a packed room enjoying a lively and passionate panel discussion, which included Sophie Walker, leader of Women’s Equality Party; Terrie Alafat from CIOH; Phil Wang; Anne McNamara from Shine & Victoria Brambini...

#notjustforboys by the only Wang on the panel

The following guest blog post has been written by Phil Wang - comedian, engineer and one of our amazing panelists from the upcoming #notjustforboys breakout session at the Construction Industry Summit .

I studied Engineering at Cambridge University for four years, and the top mark in our first year was won by a girl. I stopped paying attention to the league table after that (because I discovered comedy – which involved a lot more self-gratification, and a lot less trigonometry), but I think she may even have claimed the title two or three more times.

Throughout my school...

Joining Women who build Britain / Ymuno â Menywod sy’n Adeiladu Prydain

Scroll down to read in Welsh.

Our Executive Director, Christine Townley joined leading women in construction on a panel this week to discuss the impact a possible Brexit would have on the industry.

Women Who Build Britain, organised by Shine Bid Services, hosted the debate at Bloomsbury House, Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A on 9th June; chaired by Sophie Walker with all ticket sales proceeds going to the Women's Equality Party.

Speakers at the event included: • Sophie Walker, Leader, Women’s Equality Party • Victoria Brambini, Interim Managing...