News & events

Inspiring and supporting young people in North Kent supported by the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust

We are absolutely delighted to have received funding from the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust enabling us to continue to improve the careers prospects of young people facing significant disadvantage in North Kent.

The generous funding from the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust will allow us to continue developing our established networks with schools, organisations and employers in the area, both as part of our Investing in Young People and Investing in Rehabilitation programmes.

Through the Investing in Young People programme we have been working with a number of North Kent...

We’re honoured to have been recognised at the LRCTG Annual Awards 2019!

It was with great joy that we received the LRCTG London Award for Contribution to Construction Training and Inspiring Young People at this year’s annual awards!

The LRCTG have been a fantastic partner across our CITB funded Contextualised Curriculum project. LRCTG members have been instrumental in developing the initial concepts and resources for our school sessions, lending their professional expertise as to how school learning is used in everyday work scenarios.

We have been extremely grateful for the opportunity to present newly developed sessions at their quarterly...

Our new project, Building Young Lives Through Construction Careers, looks to bridge the gap between young people and construction careers

We are very excited to launch our new multi-faceted Building Young Lives Through Construction Careers project, funded by the CITB Pathways into Construction programme.

Through the Building Young Lives through Construction Careers project we will work with industry, colleges, training partners and other stakeholders to identify the most effective ways of supporting young people, particularly those that are NEET (not in education, employment or training) and college leavers, into sustainable employment. By the end of the project, we will summarise our learning into a best practice guide...

One month in for our Schools and Programme Intern!

Funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, our incredible new intern Max has been with us at the Trust for a month!

The Jack Petchey Foundation’s paid internship programme sees them fund 20 internships across 20 youth sector organisations based in London and Essex. The programme is designed to give young people a flying start in the charitable sector and, alongside funding their salary, offers training bursaries for the interns, as well as a range of training and development opportunities for the interns and their managers.

This internship is a great opportunity for me to gain...

The Mercers’ Charitable Foundation awards Construction Youth Trust funding to build bridges to careers.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Mercers’ Charitable Foundation has awarded the Trust funding to deliver our new 12 month programme Building Bridges to Careers.

Building Bridges to Careers is an individualised, employer-led careers programme which aims to inspire young people at risk of not making a successful post-16 transition to re-engage with their learning.

The programme is designed to introduce the young people to the world of work and the breadth of careers on offer, from site management to operating the industry’s latest technology. We will work...

Construction Youth Trust named as a finalist for the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Awards!

We are delighted to have been named as one of the finalists for the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Awards. The awards will see one organisation win a £20,000 grant in recognition of their work in Kent.

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust has been instrumental in enabling us to deliver our work in North Kent. Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to establish our Ebbsfleet hub and connect with the 5 schools we work with in the local area.

We have built long-term relationships with these schools and built environment businesses working...

British Land, United St Saviour’s Charity, Southwark Construction Skills Centre and Construction Youth Trust come together to create Shaping Southwark’s Future.

We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with British Land, United St Saviour’s Charity and Southwark Construction Skills Centre to create Shaping Southwark’s Future.

Over the next ten years the construction and built environment industry will be investing a huge amount of time and money in Southwark creating numerous job, skills and career development opportunities within the area. As a partnership we want to ensure that the young people of Southwark benefit directly from these opportunities.

However, the only way they will be able to capitalise...

L&Q Learning to Succeed Launch

It is with great pleasure that Construction Youth Trust announces the official launch of the L&Q Learning to Succeed programme.

Following the results of new research carried out by L&Q, the not-for-profit housing association and the Trust have formed a partnership to develop and deliver a schools-based programme to combat the negative misconceptions of industry currently held by young people, their parents and teachers.

Learning to Succeed is a £1 million programme that seeks to address the Construction and Built Environment’s image problems by offering free...

Young Londoners Fund awarded for ‘Constructing Communities’ project

The Trust is delighted to announce a three year project, Constructing Communities, funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund. The project is targeting young people aged 15-21 who are at-risk of exclusion, or who have been involved in criminal activity.

Working with the Trust team, six cohorts of young people will plan and deliver projects for local community organisations. These projects will address a local need in Barking & Dagenham and could range from redecorating a local community centre to building benches for community gardens or parks. Through the project,...