Construction Youth Trust alumnus Muaaz has returned to volunteer!

Muaaz took part in our Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeship programme in 2019/20. On the programme, participants receive 1-1 employability support and advice, as well as connecting with to employers and young apprentices through industry masterclasses and Mock Assessment Centres.

After gaining skills and confidence on the programme, Muaaz was thrilled to accept an offer for a Level 4 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship with BAM following his successful application!

“I believe that young apprentices have the most potential to effectively engage with young people, as apprentices have gone through the similar challenges students in this society are facing today.”

Muaaz is flourishing in his role, really enjoying the opportunity to learn both working from home and on-site. We were delighted in February when Muaaz came full circle in his journey with the Trust, and returned to volunteer at one of our online sessions in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2021!

Muaaz is a huge advocate of the work we do at the Trust connecting young people to relatable role models in the construction industry, having recently been in their shoes himself! He relished the opportunity to return (virtually) to the Trust and act as a role model himself, hoping to inspire other young people to take up apprenticeships and dispelling misconceptions that they are a lesser alternative to more traditional university routes.

“I am very fortunate to have come full circle and help Construction Youth Trust deliver these amazing sessions! It was great to see how more and more students are interested in doing an apprenticeship in construction, which is a huge step forward for the whole industry!”

We look forward to keeping in touch with Muaaz as he continues to go from strength to strength in his new role. He is truly a testament to the young people we work with – having been given the opportunity to connect with employers and show off his skills, he has achieved everything he has set out to do!