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Our recent North Kent project saw local young people positively engage in their community

We have partnered with the Kent Youth Justice Board and Early Help teams to positively engage young people in their community, developing their practical construction skills and inspiring them to take the next steps in their careers.

The 5 day community project saw young people connecting with local construction and built environment industry volunteers to work on construction projects within their local community. During the week, participants carried out renovation work on Fleetdown Community Centre as well as making a sensory board which was presented to a local nursery. The projects...

An incredible night celebrating at the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Awards!

We were absolutely delighted to be named as the winners of the Kent Focus Award at the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust 50th Anniversary Awards.

The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust have been very generous supporters of our work in Kent and it was an honour to be recognised for our Schools Partnership work in the local area.

Through the Schools Partnership programme we offer students a range of meaningful encounters with employers that widen their career horizons, challenge stereotypes, champion STEM careers and support young people to achieve their career ambitions.

We...

What a night at the Inspire Awards!

Thank you to the Inspire Awards for making us their charity partner for the second year in a row and raising an amazing £1,200 for the Trust!

Over 300 housing and construction professionals gathered at the Hilton in Manchester for the Inspire Awards, celebrating diversity and inclusion in UK construction, engineering & housing.

Hosted by Mike Shaft, the event, which is now in its second year, honoured the companies and individuals that are at the forefront of driving change to build a strong and diverse workforce for the future.

Guest speaker Claire Lomas, who...

A fond farewell and a warm welcome - changes in our trustees

At our recent AGM it was announced that, after many years of fantastic support and commitment, Richard Laudy and Jane Nelson would be retiring from Construction Youth Trust’s Board of trustees. As prominent figures in the built environment sector, Richard and Jane have been invaluable assets to the Trust over the years. Both have provided vital industry insight and demonstrated a huge passion for young people throughout their tenures.

Our warmest thanks to them both.

Also announced was the arrival of four new trustees to the Board: Katy Dowding, Executive Vice...

It’s official! We’ve moved to Bermondsey!

We’ve said goodbye to The Building Centre on Store Street and now the entirety of Construction Youth Trust is residing at Bermondsey.

Our training centre has been based at Grosvenor’s Bermondsey Campus for the last five years, but this is the first time the entire team has worked from one location.

We’re very grateful to Grosvenor for their generosity in offering us an affordable home and we look forward to continuing to build relationships with the local community through our Schools Partnership work and Shaping Southwark's Future .

Our new address is...

Construction Cup 2018

Construction Youth Trust was grateful to be the Construction Cup’s charity partner for the third year in a row. Teams from 37 companies took part in the hugely popular 5-a-side tournament at Powerleague Shoreditch, with all funds raised going directly to us! As always, it was a great day with a fantastic atmosphere and some great battles on the pitch.

On 26th November, Paul Turpin, Schools Sector Lead at IBI Group, visited our head office at the Building Centre to present us with a giant cheque, which revealed that the event raised a huge £5329.79 for the Trust....

Construction Cup 2017

The Construction Cup supported Construction Youth Trust for the second year!

The Construction Cup, one of the industry’s most popular charity football tournaments celebrated another year on the 1st September 2017 in the urban and popular area of Shoreditch and was bigger than ever!​

Organised by global design and technology firm IBI Group, and supported by headline sponsors Aylin White, the event hosted 40 teams who all battled hard to be crowned winners. It was Keller UK Blue who made it this year and stole the title from Willmott Dixon Interiors, celebrating their...

Peter Murray joined by other construction professionals to cycle from London to Birmingham

Peter Murray, Chris Dyson, Sadie Morgan, Alex Naraian, Nigel Ostime, Rob Price, Martin Walsh and Sam Baxter. To donate please visit Peter and team's Just Giving Page

After the impressive results of last year’s cycle challenge, we realise some people are suckers for punishment!

For the second year, New London Architecture Chairman, Peter Murray is joining forces with a small group of other keen riders, architect Chris Dyson, Sadie Morgan, HS2 Design Panel Chair, Alex Naraian, President Elect of CIAT, Nigel Ostime of Hawkins Brown and Chair of the RIBA's Client...

Volunteer cyclists from Mediaocean successfully complete an arduous ride from London to Dusseldorf to raise money for Construction Youth Trust

In June 2017, staff at Mediaocean London concocted a plan to cycle from their London to Dusseldorf offices, in order to raise sponsorship funds for Construction Youth Trust.

Volunteers were sought and an Anglo/German team of 8 riders was assembled to tackle the challenge, made even harder as each member of the team was expected to carry their own kit, clothing and spares to fix any mechanical issues en route.

After months of planning and preparation, the team rolled away from the Blue Fin building at 8:00am on Friday 23rd June cycling 385 miles over 4 days and across 5 countries....

Guest Post: Usman Shah, founder of Diversity Hut

I come from Newham, a borough which proudly boasts to be one the most diverse boroughs in London. However, there is also a not so pleasing statistic associated to this, Newham also sadly has the highest unemployment rate in London. Regardless, the industry – not limited to construction, but in general, is crying out for a diverse workforce, and in particular for a much more BAME and female orientated workforce.

Hence, Diversity Hut was set up as a social enterprise by myself, Usman Shah, an ex-Construction Youth Trust protégé, to help bridge the gap between the work...

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