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Work Experience Blog - Mabinty

Work Experience Blog - Mabinty

Hey Guys! I’m Mabinty and I’m 16 years old. I’ve been doing work experience at the Trust for the last three days. I’ve had a wonderful time taking videos and photos and then being able to edit them professionally using sites such as Clip champ.

Furthermore I have been in charge of the Trust’s social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, updating the public on the educational and interesting projects going on at the moment. As part of my social media takeover, I have been in charge of updating the Trust...

Over 4,400 Southwark young people discover careers in the construction and built environment sector!

Shaping Southwark’s Future is a partnership between the Trust, British Land, United St Saviour’s Charity and Southwark Construction Skills Centre.

Through Shaping Southwark’s Future we work to ensure that young Southwark residents are able to benefit directly from the job, skills and career development opportunities created by the regeneration of their local area.

Over the past year, construction and built environment professionals have volunteered 371 hours working alongside ourselves to inspire young people about careers in the sector and support them to take...

Max gives a glimpse of life at Construction Youth Trust!

Here's what our fabulous Schools and Programme Intern Max has to say about his first three months at the Trust!

Having attended a secondary school that was under OFSTED special measures, I have always wanted to work within education, in particular helping those young people facing the biggest barriers to realising their full potential. When I saw the internship advertised at the Trust, I immediately applied. Now, I’ve been here just over three months and feel very much part of the Construction Youth Trust family!

The interview process was the best I’ve ever had,...

We are partnering with LABC in 2020 for the #BuildingAspirations campaign!

Our #BuildingAspirations campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of volunteers from the construction and built environment industry reaching out to young people to inspire them about the world of work.

Employer contact at school reduces the likelihood of young people becoming NEET, not in education, employment or further training. Young adults who recalled ‘four or more employer contacts’ are five less times less likely to be NEET than those who had no involvement.

"I am very excited about this year's LABC Charity partnership with Construction Youth...

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.


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....