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New Judge for the Young Builder of the Year Awards

Youthbuild UK are delighted to announce that Martyn Price MBE, Workforce Development Director of O’Halloran & O’Brien has agreed to become a judge for the Young Builder of the Year awards.

He brings a wealth of experience, from beginning his working life as a carpentry apprentice to being Chair of the Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force, and fully understands what is required to become a successful young builder.

To find out more about Martyn and the rest of the Judging please visit the Judges page.

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Applications for the 2018 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open

Applications for the 2018 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open

Arben, winner of the 2018 Young Builder of the Year Awards (18-24 year old category), held at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, UK.

Who will be the 2018 Young Builder of the Year?

Could you be a finalist?

All of the 2018 Young Builder of the Year Awards finalists with Baroness Smith of Basildon & Lindsay Hoyle MP, held at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, UK.

Applications open on 1st June and close on 31st July.

To find out how to apply please go to the 2018 Awards page.

The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who despite having to overcome personal barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

The competition which began in 2000 is open to young builders from across the UK and is now entering its 19th year.

The twenty finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 17th October 2018, when the winners will be announced.

We are seeking applications from young builders who are: –

  • in employment and/or training aged between 18 and 24 years old.
  • still in education or training (including apprentices) aged between 14 and 18 years old.

For 2018 there is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive a certificate and tools prize and have a trip on the London Eye.

Subject to the judge’s discretion the winner of the 18 – 24 year old category may receive up to £1,500 (including tools), with further awards to the runners up.

 

The winner of the 14 to 18 year old category will receive up to £750 (including tools) and their educational establishment will receive tools worth up to £500.

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2017 Young Builder of the Year Winners announced

All of the 2018 Young Builder of the Year Awards finalists with Baroness Smith of Basildon & Lindsay Hoyle MP, held at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, UK.

The Results of the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony, held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017: –

18 to 24 year old category

Winner – Arben Faulkner – The Electrical Company, London

Runner-Up – Elizabeth Tanner – Merlin Housing Society, Bristol

Highly Commended –

Elizabeth Gibbs – Redrow Homes, Tamworth

Adriano Rodrigues – Notting Hill Housing Group, London

Jordon Saunders – TrAC / Morgan Sindall, Brighton

Jermel Thomas – Multiplex Construction Europe, London

Commended – 

Lewis Clayton – Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield

Morwenna Harrington – Bath College, Bath

Daniel Murray – Wates, Birmingham

Kain Myatt – Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Northwich

Abdourahim Njie – BAM Construct UK, Hemel Hempstead

Aimal Rahmani – East Thames / Higgins Construction, London

Elliot Smith – St Edmunds Society, Norwich

Dean Stevens – Notting Hill Housing Group, London.

Charlotte Twaite – Cyfle Building Skills, Neath

Arben Faulkner, 2017 Winner 18 to 24 Year Old category

14 to 18 year old category

Winner – Kyron Dalton – Essex Youthbuild, Chelmsford, Essex

Runner-Up – Zafar TandelThe Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London

Commended –

Harvey Baker – Essex Youthbuild, Chelmsford, Essex

Anthony Brown – The Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London

Thomas Forster – Palmersville Training, Barnardo’s, Newcastle upon Tyne

Callum HarrisLovell Parnership, Birmingham

Kyron Dalton, 2017 Winner 14 to 18 Year Old Category
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2017 Finalists Announced

The Finalists of the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards have been announced, as follows: –

14 to 18 year old category

Harvey Baker – Essex Youthbuild, Chelmsford, Essex

Anthony Brown – The Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London

Kyron Dalton – Essex Youthbuild, Chelmsford, Essex

Thomas Forster – Palmersville Training, Barnardo’s, Newcastle upon Tyne

Callum HarrisLovell Parnership, Birmingham

Zafar TandelThe Hub Construction Skills Centre, Barnardo’s, London

18 to 24 year old category

Lewis Clayton – Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield

Elizabeth Gibbs – Redrow Homes, Tamworth

Morwenna Harrington – Bath College, Bath

Kain Myatt – Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Northwich

Daniel Murray – Wates, Birmingham

Arben Ndreca  – The Electrical Company, Westerham, Kent

Abdourahim Njie  – BAM Construct UK, Hemel Hempstead

Aimal Rahmani  – East Thames / Higgins Construction, London

Adriano Rodrigues – Notting Hill Housing Group, London

Jordon Saunders – TrAC / Morgan Sindall, Brighton

Elliot Smith – St Edmunds Society, Norwich

Dean Stevens – Notting Hill Housing Group, London.

Elizabeth Tanner  – Merlin Housing Society, Bristol

Jermel Thomas – Multiplex Construction Europe, London

Charlotte Twaite – Cyfle Building Skills, Neath

The Finalists and their guests have been invited to the Awards Ceremony, to be held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017, when the winners will be announced.

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Final call for applications

Final call for Applications – 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards

Applications for this year’s Awards close on Friday 28th July.

To find out how to apply please go to the 2017 Awards page.

The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who despite having to overcome personal barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

The competition which began in 2000 is open to young builders from across the UK and is now entering its 18th year.

The twenty finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017, when the winners will be announced.

We are seeking applications from young builders who are: –

§  in employment and/or training aged between 18 and 24 years old.

§  still in education or training (including apprentices) aged between 14 and 18 years old.

For 2017 there is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive a certificate and tools vouchers.

Subject to the judge’s discretion the winner of the 18 – 24 year old category may receive up to £1,500 (including tools), with further awards to the runners up.

The winner of the 14 to 18 year old category will receive up to £750 (including tools) and their educational establishment will receive tools worth up to £500.

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Applications open for 2017 Awards

Applications for the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open

Justin Phillips, who was a Highly Commended Finalist at last year’s Awards, launched the 2017 Young Builder of the Year Awards, at Youthbuild UK’s Building Pathways Event, held in Cambridge on 17th May, where he told he had transformed his life from being a young offender to becoming a management trainee. He also said how much attending the Awards Ceremony at the House of Commons had meant to him and encouraged everyone to apply this year.

To find out how to apply please go to the 2017 Awards page.

The Young Builder of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who despite having to overcome personal barriers have succeeded in training for and or gaining employment in the construction industry.

The competition which began in 2000 is open to young builders from across the UK and is now entering its 18th year.

The twenty finalists will be invited to the Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 18th October 2017, when the winners will be announced.

We are seeking applications from young builders who are: –

  • in employment and/or training aged between 18 and 24 years old.
  • still in education or training (including apprentices) aged between 14 and 18 years old.

For 2017 there is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive a certificate and tools vouchers.

Subject to the judge’s discretion the winner of the 18 – 24 year old category may receive up to £1,500 (including tools), with further awards to the runners up.

The winner of the 14 to 18 year old category will receive up to £750 (including tools) and their educational establishment will receive tools worth up to £500.

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Queen’s Award for Cyfle Building Skills

Cyfle Building Skills, a long term supporter of Youthbuild UK and current patron, has been awarded  the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for 2017.

Shane Evans, the 2011 winner of Youthbuild UK’s Young Builder of the Year Awards, is a graduate of Cyfle’s shared apprenticeship scheme.

Many congratulations to everyone involved at Cyfle.

Please see press release below: –

A Regional Shared Apprenticeship Scheme based in Ammanford has been awarded with the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for 2017, the most prestigious business awards in the UK, which is recognised worldwide, after the Prime Minister recommended them for the award.

Cyfle Building Skills, a South West Wales initiative supported by CITB, the Welsh Government and various stakeholders, offers a ground-breaking scheme in which apprentices are taught using new and original methods, the first of its kind in the UK. The scheme operates within five regional boundaries, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, and the shared apprentices are provided with a theory-based education in the regional colleges whilst also being offered the chance of practical work in various trades.

The project, in which Cyfle’s apprentices work with various employers over the two years rather working with one fixed employer, provides an alternative route into an apprenticeship as opposed to the traditional route, and the flexible shared system of apprentices has been described as the “ultimate work-based learning experience” for future tradespeople.

Since its inception in 2013, the scheme has proved a success. With 70 shared apprentices employed in five trades in its initial year, in the three years since, the number of shared apprentices has doubled spanning across seven trades. To date, the organisation have employed over 280 shared apprentices through the Cyfle scheme.

Such success has seen the regional scheme awarded with the most prestigious award in business in the UK. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, recognised across the globe, rewards enterprises for “outstanding achievement” in four categories: International Trade, Innovation, Sustainability and Promoting Opportunity. Cyfle’s scheme of innovation in the field of apprenticeships has seen them rewarded with the highly prestigious award.

Cyfle are one of few businesses recognised for the award in their category, with only a small number recognised in each category every year. The South West Wales scheme are part of a minority in Wales and in construction to have ever been awarded the Innovation award.

Since its inception in 1966, only 1357 enterprises have been rewarded with the innovation award, highlighting the prestige of Cyfle’s success.

The organisation submitted an application for the award in late 2016 and were recommended by the Prime Minister to be rewarded for their contribution to innovation in the construction sector. Her Majesty the Queen subsequently approved the recommendation that they should be recognised for their innovative work.

The organisation will be presented with their award at Buckingham Palace later in the year by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Patrons’ Event 9th March 2017

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Youthbuild UK Patrons’ Event, held in the River Room at the House of Lords on Thursday, 9th March 2017.

In particular we would like to express our thanks to our President, the Rt Hon Baroness of Basildon, for hosting the event.

To all our speakers who inspired and entertained us.

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Rebecca wins Tradeswoman of the Year award

Rebecca Russell, the Runner Up in 2015 Young Builder of the Year Awards, was named as the 2017 Tradeswoman of the Year at the Women in Construction Awards held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Wednesday 1st March 2017.

Rebecca pictured receiving the Tradeswoman of the Year Award

Many congratulations from all at Youthbuild UK.

We are delighted that Rebecca has continued on her successful career path in construction.

Rebecca will be speaking at the Youthbuild UK Patrons’ Event, to be held at the House of Lords on Thursday 9th March 2017 – we look forward to hearing all about her recent award.

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New Chair of Judging Panel

Alasdair ReisnerYouthbuild UK are delighted to announce that Alasdair Reisner, the Chief Executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), has been appointed as the new Chair of the Young Builder of the Year Judging Panel. Alasdair first became a Judge in 2012. He replaces Stephen Ratcliffe, the current Chair of Youthbuild UK, who has stood down as a Judge after 5 years service.

 

CECA is the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.  With more than 300 members, employing around 250,000 people, split across eight regions, CECA represents firms who together carry out an estimated 70-80 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK, worth some £15 billion, in the key sectors of transport, energy, communications, waste and water.

Alasdair was formerly Director of External Affairs, having joined CECA from Construction News in 2008.

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