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Building young lives through construction careers (Pathways into Construction - NEETs and full time learners)


Careers and recruitment

Construction Youth Trust

Ardmore; AVV Solutions; BW; Flahive Brickwork; Loughton Contracts; McGinley; Rooff Ltd; BAM Nuttall; BAM UK; Clarion Housing Group; Keltbray; L&Q; TfL; Wates Building; Federation of Master Builders; Services Engineering Association; London Region Construction Training Group; Havering College; New City College; Westminster Kingsway College; STC Group; Bede House; Centrepoint; Working with Men; Barking Job Shop; Opportunity Lambeth; Westminster Integrated Gangs Unit; Hackney Council; Tower Hamlets

Greater London




Construction Youth Trust will test and develop effective pathways into construction for harder-to-reach young people and create a comprehensive best practice toolkit that will provide employers, particularly SMEs and supply-chain companies, with proven methods of engaging, recruiting and retaining two of the priority groups: 

  • young people not in education, training or work (NEET) or identified by the authorities as being at significant risk of becoming NEET,
  • full-time learners currently studying construction and built environment diplomas.

Through a project that will research, develop and test new and existing approaches and pathways (e.g. engagement activities, work-readiness programmes, resources, coaching frameworks, support networks), we will support employers of all sizes, with a focus on supply-chain employers, to connect with NEET young people and full-time FE learners.

As well as prioritising young people who have historically been under-represented in the industry (i.e. people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) backgrounds and young women), we also want to reach young people who do not currently view employment in the construction industry favourably, and help them to realise the varied opportunities and entry routes available to them.

  • 250 beneficiaries engaged in activities/events
  • 120 beneficiaries to become site and employment ready
  • 1-1 progression support for 100 people into employment
  • 50 new entrants and their employers to be supported for at least 6 months post employment
  • Best Practice Toolkit - marketed and distributed to at least 500 employers, and handed to CITB - PDF
  • Final Project Report

01 Oct 2019

01 Oct 2022

End of project summary

The project was terminated in May 2020 as a result of the strategic changes from CITB's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, materials attached reflect this.