News & events

Meet Lauren, Budding Brunels alumna and current apprentice!

When Lauren was in Year 12, she took part in our employer-led Budding Brunels programme, which gives young people an immersive insight into the construction industry and the huge range of opportunities available.

Hosted by our industry partner Scape Group, over the three days Lauren and her peers got a taste of day-to-day life at a construction workplace and the opportunity to engage with employers in different roles.

Lauren found the programme to be an inspiring insight into the construction and built environment sector, particularly the chance to meet relatable role models within...

Online support for students across our partnership schools!

January has been a challenging month for schools, with the latest COVID-19 guidelines meaning it is more important than ever to find ways to engage with students remotely.

To help support schools at this time, we have been running a series of fun and informative online sessions that have been open to students from all of our partnership schools!

We’ve had a fantastic response to the sessions, all of which have been supported by construction professionals who were able to give a first-hand account of the realities of their role to help inspire our young people about this...

Enabling Ahmed to make positive steps forward!

When we met Ahmed * in July 2019, he was 19 and NEET. He was referred to us by the St Giles Trust, as he was looking to pursue a career in construction and gain a Level 1 Health & Safety qualification and CSCS card.

Ahmed is a carer and was hoping to secure accommodation with help from his local council. Achieving these essential industry qualifications was vital in his quest for employment and ensuring his eligibility for council support.

Ahmed had been struggling to find career support due to the unprecedented situation of the first national COVID-19 lockdown and his...

Landsec Future Property School 2021!

The Landsec Future Property School programme aims to give young people an immersive insight into construction careers, network with industry professionals, and build their employability skills.

In true 2021 style, the programme has been fully adapted to suite online delivery. Across the programme, sessions cover a broad range of construction and the built environment disciplines designed to dispel the common misconception that construction careers are limited to site-based roles.

By the end of the 12 week programme students will compete in teams in a Dragons Den style pitch of...

We are thrilled to have secured the London Youth Bronze Quality Mark!

The London Youth Bronze Quality Mark is a badge of excellence awarded by the charity London Youth to celebrate high quality youth work.

The well-being of our young people is at the heart of everything we do at Construction Youth Trust. The Bronze award reflects our steadfast commitment to the young people we work with, that we have recognised and implemented the most effective ways to safely support our young people.

More than ever, we need to ensure that there is high quality, enduring support for the next generation as they face uncertain futures in the wake of the COVID-19...

A series of sessions at Swanlea School!

We are supporting two year groups from Swanlea School in seven employer-led online sessions that build employability skills and broaden career horizons!

The virtual sessions have been supported remotely by construction and built environment professionals in a variety of roles, to inspire our young people about the huge range of exciting careers available in the sector – from Engineers to Social Value Managers!

The sessions kicked off with our Finding & Applying for Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships Q&A sessions, a duo of fantastic resources through which young...

Students have been Building their Future Skills through our new online programme!

The Building Future Skills programme aims to support young people in building the soft skills that will help them succeed on their career journey through employer-led sessions that introduce them to the huge breadth of career options available in the construction industry.

Over the course of the programme, participants take part in a range of activities that will strengthen their understanding of how a building project comes together, all the while developing their own ideas and design skills that will be put to the test in a final presentation!

Young people will be given the brief...

Finding ways to fundraise virtually – thank you LABC!

We were thrilled at the beginning of this year when LABC President Anthony Oloyede chose Construction Youth Trust as LABC 2020 charity of the year!

We could have never anticipated the challenges we would face in 2020 and unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic put a resolute stop to many of our plans. However, the support of Anthony and the wider LABC members has been unwavering, finding new and imaginative ways to support the Trust – including the fun and festive LDSA virtual quiz night!

Thank you so much to Julian Roper for being a sublime quiz host and to Anthony and everyone...

Students at Leigh UTC are supporting their local community through a practical construction project and volunteering!

Year 11 students spent the day honing their carpentry skills by building a bench from scratch. They have decided to make a positive impact on their local community by donating the finished product to a local residential home!

The practical activity gives students the chance to engage in a day-long practical construction project developing their team work skills whilst discovering more about industry roles along the way. Two Taylor Wimpey apprentices were on-hand to give practical support and talk to the young people about the different possible routes into a construction career.


Over 200 Year 11 students receive sustained employability support, supported by construction professionals!

As part of our Schools Partnership programme we have supported over 200 Year 11 students at Morpeth School in a series of four employer-led online employability sessions this term.

The sessions have been taking place during registration on Friday mornings with students kicking off their day by building employability skills essential to the world of work. Through the sessions students have focussed on creating stand out CVS and developing their interview techniques.

“It was a pleasure and an honour to be part of this programme. The students demonstrated an excellent level of...