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Discovering Careers in Construction – it’s a woman’s world.

Year 11 can be a stressful year for students, the culmination of six years of education ending in GCSE results. For some young people, it can be difficult to stay on track when you don’t know what you want to do next or how what you learn in school affects the real world. Who really needs maths anyway?

In our Southwark hub we ran a two day programme, Discovering Careers in Construction, for Year 10 students from St Saviour's & St Olave's School and Harris Academy Bermondsey. The aim of the programme was to give students for who university might not be the correct route,...

King Solomon Academy preparing to embed Construction Youth Trust maths sessions across the whole of KS3 & KS4!

King Solomon Academy in Westminster look to embed our KS3 & KS4 maths sessions into the whole school curriculum from September 2019.

Through our Schools Partnership programme we are able to create strong, long-lasting relationships with schools which allows us to become a fundamental asset within the school timetable. Our sessions are designed to help schools satisfy the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The benchmarks have a strong focus on employer engagement as well as inspiring students about the world of work.


New KS4 Maths Property Development session goes down a storm at All Saints Catholic School!

As part of our CITB funded Contextualised Curriculum work we brought our newest KS4 Maths Property Development session to Year 10 students at All Saints Catholic School in Barking.

Alongside the London Region Construction Training Group, we have been developing and delivering a range of sessions that help schools satisfy the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. All of the sessions have a very strong focus on employer engagement aswell as inspiring students about available careers in the construction and built...

Success for the Swanscombe Six!

From not knowing what to do next, to securing college places – we’re incredibly proud of the Swanscombe Six.

Through the Schools Partnership programme, we have been engaging with Thamesview Academy in Gravesend for the two past years. We’ve been working with the school and local employers to inspire students about careers in the construction and built environment industry and help them recognise their full potential.

When we first started working with the school, we were introduced to a group of six students affectionately titled the Swanscombe Six. All six...

Year 10 at Pimlico Academy design Multiplex’s new Tranquillity Garden

Multiplex needed a little help designing their new onsite wellbeing Tranquillity Garden at their Chelsea Barracks site; luckily for them we know some keen designers that could help them out.

A group of Year 10 construction, design and art students from Pimlico Academy came down to Multiplex’s Chelsea Barracks site to get the low down on their plans for a new Tranquillity Garden. For the duration of the Chelsea Barracks project, Multiplex want a peaceful and restorative space for the workforce to escape to during their busy working days to ensure a good standard of mental and physical...

Year 9 at Jo Richardson School visit local regeneration Barking Riverside housing site

With the increasing amount of regeneration projects happening across London, there has been a lot of discussion how best to ensure that regeneration benefits local residents, rather than side-lining the community.

We took a group of Year 9 students from Jo Richardson School in Dagenham to the local Barking Riverside housing development so they could talk to the people redeveloping their local area. L&Q are in charge of the regeneration project and a number of L&Q industry volunteers were on hand to meet our students. Our young people were taken through the vision for the project as...

Bacon’s College Year 10 students get a behind the scenes look at Durkan’s Manor Place site

Durkan’s Manor Place site is a mixed use development and forms part of the regeneration of Elephant and Castle. We took a group of Year 10 Students from Bacon’s College to see the site in its latter stages of development.

Tony Gallagher, Project Director, and his team took the students through the initial stages of the project, before explaining that the site they would see is now in advanced stages; albeit there still being a lot of work to do! Being able to walk around a near completed site, the students were able to really appreciate the amount of work that goes into a...

Year 8 at Compass School Meet the Professionals

70 Year 8 students took part in our Meet the Professionals session, a new session we’ve been developing for CITB as part of the Contextualised Curriculum project.

Meet the Professionals was initially designed as a session for KS4 students as an opportunity to broaden their career considerations. However, one of the main aims of our Schools Partnership work is to engage with young people at an early stage in order to introduce and inspire them about the diverse range of available careers in the construction and built environment industry, so we decided to trial the session with Year 8...

Collaborating all day, every day - a full day out at Ark King Solomon Academy

To tackle negative misperceptions about industry and inspire young people about careers in construction and the built environment, it is essential that the industry collaborates and presents itself as a unified sector.

We are proud that all of the sessions delivered as part of our Schools Partnership strategy are supported by industry professionals hailing from a diverse range of roles and companies. We recently spent a day with students from King Solomon Academy, taking along 14 industry volunteers to help facilitate a CV workshop and explore the skills employers look for before spending...

Thamesview Year 11's visit Balfour Beatty's Springhead Bridge site

A major advantage of the Schools Partnership strategy is our ability to maintain meaningful long-lasting relationships with students.

Thamesview School is located within our Ebbsfleet hub and across the past academic year we've worked with a number of different students, primarily across Year 10 and Year 11.

An opportunity came up for a group of Year 11’s to visit Balfour Beatty’s Springhead Bridge site, but the visit was scheduled for the first Tuesday of the Easter holidays. Asking 15 – 16 year olds to interrupt the beloved chocolate filled holiday break...