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Ebbsfleet Development Corporation awards funding to Construction Youth Trust to inspire our young people in North Kent to start Building Future Skills

We are delighted to have been awarded funding by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation to deliver a 3-month long project, creating awareness of the career opportunities within the built environment and to inspire young people to consider a career path within the sector.

There are two elements to the 3-month project. The Built Environment Careers programme, comprises of a series of employer-led activities that raise awareness of careers within the built environment and contextualises a student’s learning in real world-of work scenarios.

The second aspect focused on the delivery of...

Our young people in Barking & Dagenham are setting the standard!

Generously funded by Monday Charitable Trust, 21 students from schools in Barking and Dagenham took part in a recent Building Futures Skills programme, delivered in partnership with Willmott Dixon based on the local Gascoigne Estate.  

The 3-day employer-led programme aims to develop industry careers awareness and prepare young people for the world of work. Students work alongside industry professionals to gain an immersive understanding of what it is really like to work within construction and the built environment.  

Over the 3-days, students were challenged with creating an...

Celebrating our partnership with Streets of Growth!

Construction Youth Trust’s ‘Constructing Communities’ project, funded by the GLA’s Young Londoners Fund, allowed the Trust to collaborate with Streets of Growth and support young people to discover new opportunities within construction and the built environment!

Streets of Growth are a multi award winning charity making breakthroughs in reducing harm and transforming the lifestyles of young adults who are socially and economically getting stuck. They achieve this through understanding and addressing the inequalities and significant disadvantage young adults face...

Year 9’s create a sustainable well-being space for their school!

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 in 2021, we took every opportunity to work alongside our young people in person and get them practically engaged in inspiring activities.

Generously funded by John Lyon’s Charity, a standout moment of 2021 was the pilot of our new Building Brighter Futures programme designed to re-engage harder-to reach young people in KS3. Working with students over a 6-7 week period at both Fulham Boys School and St Augustine’s School, the pilot saw the creation of practical construction projects designed to positively impact their school communities....

A welcome return to in person work experience!

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, 2021 saw a welcoming return to in-person work experience placements!

At the Trust we recognise the incredible impact an engaging work experience placement can have on a young person’s career aspirations and journey. Many young people are unaware of the range of roles there are available in an area like construction, so the opportunity to spend a week in a construction workplace is the best way to discover the incredibly diverse range of opportunities there are available in industry. It’s also a great opportunity for young people to...

9 months as a Central Resources Intern: A Step Into Project Management

I have recently past 9 months into my internship at Construction Youth Trust and we are now in 2022! As my internship comes to an end in 3 months, it is quite hard to believe just how quickly a year has passed and also how much I have managed to fit into that time.

Before writing this, I revisited my first and second blog post and it offered a great moment of reflection over how malleable one’s goals can be when you are beginning your career. When I started at the Trust, my main duties were working in the Marketing and Communications department and 9 months later that has completely...

Merchant industry unites to support the next generation in memory of Maddie Rose

The merchant industry is coming together to participate in a charity cycling challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats in memory of Maddie Rose.

The Construction Industry Ride for Youth Challenge is being organised by IBC Buying Group, which will see more than 40 people take on approximately 960 miles between the 17th-27th of May 2023. Participants will attempt to cycle 100 miles a day for 10 consecutive days – a challenge not for the faint hearted!

All monies raised will be split equally between Construction Youth Trust and the Unitas Youth Zone. The money will...

An exciting new opportunity for our Hammersmith & Fulham young people as the year draws to a close!

Generously funded by Ted Russell Charitable Trust, six of our young people taking part in our Hammersmith & Fulham targeted support programme, who are seeking training or employment opportunities have engaged in a ‘What Employers Want’ session with professionals from Buckingham Group and Acorn.

As part of a wider development project, Fulham Football club is expanding its stadium capacity with a brand-new stand as well as enhancing its amenities along the Riverside for all to enjoy. Our young people were invited down to the site to take part in a bespoke session where they...

Designing a local shopping centre with the Develop, Design, Deliver Pilot!

Through the Construction Youth Trust Careers Cluster project, funded by the Mayor of London and the European Social Fund, we have partnered with Landsec in Sedgehill Academy to help Year 13 students discover the incredible breadth of opportunities available within the construction and built environment sector and widen their career horizons.

Given the centre blueprint and original client brief, the students must work in teams to devise a plan on how they would redevelop a local shopping centre in Lewisham. Over the pilot sessions, students will develop their communication skills and self-...

The Mayor and Greater London Authority’s Workforce Integration Network awards funding to Construction Youth Trust to kick start careers for young Black men in the construction and built environment sector!

We are delighted to have been awarded funding by Greater London Authority’s Workforce Integration Network to deliver a 12-month proactive employability programme which will support young Black men and underrepresented groups across a number of London boroughs to achieve their full career potential in the construction and built environment sector.

The aim of the programme is to inspire 16–25-year-old young Black men about the incredible breadth of careers available to them across the sector. Through construction focused employability interventions, we will support them...