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Case Study: Harry’s Story

Harry joined our Building Bridges to Construction Careers coaching programme, kindly funded by the Mercers Company in September 2020. Before joining the programme, Harry knew that he was interested in pursuing a career in construction but was unsure of his next steps. It was fantastic to see Harry embrace the coaching programme, viewing it as an opportunity to explore the wider scope of construction-related careers.

Throughout the coaching programme Harry had the opportunity to meet a range of volunteers and it was through these interactions that he found his interest in skilled...

Young people join Construction Youth Trust team for work experience week!

Students gain an insight into the world of charity through work experience at Construction Youth Trust.

Year 10 students from South Bank UTC took part in a week of work experience at Construction Youth Trust’s offices in July. It was a busy week for the young people, who both took on roles within the marketing and communications team. The week was a valuable opportunity for them to gain an insight into working life within the charity sector and experience a marketing and communications career in action.

‘Working with Construction Youth Trust was an enjoyable experience...

Sidon’s Journey with Pinnacle Power

Work experience connecting talented young people to industry employers and opportunities

As part of our Year 13 coaching programme, Sidon, a positive young man with a keen interest in electrical engineering, took part in a work experience placement with Pinnacle Power. Sidon worked incredibly hard over his placement, and the team at Pinnacle Power quickly recognised his great level of potential.

‘Pinnacle Power were delighted to work with the Construction Youth Trust to provide work experience giving an overview of various engineering roles. We feel these kinds of...

Our work experience programme is back!

Following our successful work experience programme pilot last year, we were delighted to be able to offer our programme to year 9 and 10 students across our school partners this summer term.

Working with schools from Lewisham to Kensington and Chelsea, our programme aims to demonstrate the diverse range of roles with the construction and built environment sector and how construction is an industry with opportunities for all. We were delighted to be supported by 103 volunteers across the 7 programmes.

In their teams, students are tasked to design a community centre for their local...

Jada's work experience Blog!

Jada’s Blog! Day 1

My opportunity at Construction Youth Trust!

I was given a great opportunity to do a one-week work experience at Construction Youth Trust. Construction Youth Trust is a charity full of great people who encourage young people to join the construction industry, even if you have just finished school, to help you find a career.

My first day was quite interesting. First, I was welcomed by Emily and introduced to two other members of the team Conor and Tommy. Conor who gave us a tour around the building and showed us all the health and safety precautions...

Our coaching programme prepares Year 13 students for an exciting new chapter!

Building young people’s confidence, skills development and preparing them for the future through our Year 13 coaching programme.

Designed to set Year 13 students on the right pathway into the world of work, our coaching programme is made up of a series of 1-2-1 and group sessions to help young people reach their full potential. As every student is on a unique journey, we create a bespoke programme of support, supported by a Construction Youth Trust coach, tailored to each young person and helping them work towards securing their individual education, training and employment goals....

Construction Youth Trust celebrate the Jubilee at Her Majesty’s Platinum Party!

Thank you to HRH The Duke of Gloucester for the generous offer of 4 pairs of tickets to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace!

We are delighted to share that 4 members of the Trust team and our trustees celebrated the Queen’s 70th Jubilee by attending Her Majesty’s Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace. Thank you to our Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, for the kind offer of the tickets.

The 4 lucky attendees joined twenty-two thousand others to enjoy an evening of live dance and music performance, focused on the people and themes...

Work experience in the Supplier and Merchanting Sector for the Maddie Rose Campaign!

As part of the Maddie Rose Campaign , one of our Southwark students had a wonderful time on their work experience placement with Travis Perkins, learning all about the supplier and merchant sector.

Throughout the week the young person was immersed in a diverse range of real-life tasks, equipping them with exciting new skills and ensuring they felt like a real member of the team. From operations management on the shop floor to exploring the builder’s yard, the young person was able to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the branch works together.

"The Travis Perkins...

Year 13 students discover what an assessment centre is really like!

Students take on a mock assessment centre and build on their employability skills.

Year 13 students from South Bank University Academy were invited to attend Faithful and Gould’s mock assessment centre at their Victoria based offices. This opportunity enabled the young people to find out more about Faithful and Gould and their available opportunities, while preparing them for their futures ahead!

Throughout the day the team at Faithful and Gould delivered a number of sessions to inform and inspire students, including a dynamic stakeholder session which asks students to think...

Students discover alternative careers in the builders and merchants' sector through our Hidden Careers session

Pimlico Academy’s Year 9 students had the opportunity to discover different roles in the builders and merchants’ sector in our Hidden Careers session.

Our Hidden Careers session aims to challenge stereotypes surrounding jobs in the construction and the built environment and to inspire the next generation entering the world of work as part of The Maddie Rose Campaign. A group of 20 students worked in small groups and engaged with industry professionals through an activity where they were able to ask only yes or no questions to gain as much information as possible to try...