Find out more about our programmes for young people! 

Schools Partnerships

Our schools’ partnerships is the creation of long-term relationships between the Trust and secondary schools and colleges in our place-based hubs. Through these long-term relationships we facilitate construction and built environment led sessions and activitie, supported by industry volunteers, delivered to students from Year 7 to Year 13. The sessions and activities can include an introduction to industry, curriculum-based lessons, work experience opportunities and support for applying for apprenticeships or further education. Find out more here.

Building Future Skills

Building Future Skills is a 3-day programme, aimed at young people in Year 12 and 13 to develop employability skills and change their perceptions of roles in the construction and built environment sector. Over the 3-days, the young people experience what it's like to take on different professional roles; from project manager to quantity surveyor, whilst being provided with the support from industry volunteers to develop sought after key employability skills.

Building Brighter Futures

Building Brighter Futures is a schools-based programme to re-engage young people aged 11 – 14 years old with school life. The programme gives young people the opportunity to design and build a positive legacy for their school, with their success will be celebrated by their community. Each project team is given a budget, and with support from our industry volunteers, they will develop a programme of work to turn their ideas into reality. As well as the chance to try out practical hands-on skills, this programme helps young people develop important skills such as teamwork, budgeting, communication, negotiation, determination and resilience.

Pathways to Professional Careers 

Apprenticeships are an increasingly popular pathway to access high-value professional careers, but these opportunities disproportionately benefit students from middle or higher socio-economic backgrounds. To help more young people succeed as professionals, we have developed our innovative Pathways to Professional Careers programme, targeting young people aged 16-18 interested in exploring higher-level apprenticeships. Each young person is supported on a 1-2-1 basis by a dedicated coach. Through employer-led workshops, practice interviews and mock assessment centres, we help young people develop the employability skills employers are seeking so they feel prepared and confident when faced with what can be rigorous apprenticeship recruitment processes.

Building Opportunities

Young people who have been not in employment, education or training (NEET) for a sustained period usually face significant barriers to entering employment. Our Building Opportunities programme creates pathways to success through building long-term trusted relationships in the local community.

In recognition that short, one-off interventions are unlikely to achieve sustainable outcomes for young people furthest from the employment market, we take a relationship-based approach centred on 1-2-1 coaching support and ongoing, meaningful employer engagement. Integral to our approach is the creation of Individual Action Plans (IAP) based on the interests, strengths, and goals of young people. All plans are bespoke and tailored to the needs of each young person. They include:

• Employability support, including employer-led CV workshops and mock interviews

• 1-2-1 coaching – practical job search support and confidence building

• Hands-on practical activities - e.g. carpentry tasters that help young people develop technical skills

• World-of-work experiences such as site-visits

• Supported introductions to local opportunities, including ‘Live Vacancy’ events – employers present current job opportunities to young people, providing information and application advice

• Level 1 Health & Safety and CSCS card training, where relevant

• On-going post-Employment/Education support to ensure progression is sustained

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