The following organisations have agreed to become Patrons of Youthbuild UK:


BAM Construct UK

BAM_fmBAM Construct UK is part of the European construction enterprise, Royal BAM Group, one of the largest construction companies in Europe, and it is the market leader in the Netherlands. It employs around 28,000 people and is delivering construction and property services in over 30 countries. We’ve been in business in Britain since 1874. We like to stay close to our customers so that we understand their issues and their environments. That’s why we have a network of offices covering England, Scotland and Wales. We enjoy a market leading position in the education and healthcare sectors. We also have a diverse project portfolio in retail, mixed use development, office, leisure and law and order. Our aim is to create an enjoyable experience for our customers in construction, property development, design, services engineering, facilities management and plant hire.


Countryside is a leading UK developer specialising in building communities, not just houses.
With over 60 years’ experience, we continue to make a positive impact with regeneration schemes in London, the South East, the North West of England and the West Midlands, often partnering with local authorities and housing associations.

Our Millgate brand creates homes with exceptional standards of craftmanship around London and the South East. In 2016, Countryside was listed on the London Stock Exchange and our robust balance sheet enables us to continue investing in our systems and people and to support our growth plans. For the year ended 30 September 2017, we completed 3,389 homes with revenues of £1,028.8m. In April 2018 Countryside expanded its Midlands region with the acquisition of Westleigh Group Ltd.

Countryside are fully committed in prioritising young people not in education or full time training [NEET], that have many barriers to finding and sustaining employment, into our apprenticeship programme where possible. Our Community Development Team are actively involved with a number of local employment and training forums across the Country to look at work in the construction industry and to identify what support young people may need to gain employment, we tailor this through partnership working.

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Cyfle Building Skills

Cyfle LogoCyfle Building Skills is a Multi Award Winner Regional Shared Apprenticeship Scheme, with 3 regions, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion/Pembrokeshire and Neath Port-Talbot/Swansea, that currently employs over 140 apprentices. It is a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme that was launched by South West Wales Regional Shared Apprenticeship Ltd (SWWRSAL) and CITB in 2013 which is currently the largest Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in the UK. The aim is to provide a service which supports young adults into sustainable employment within the construction industry. This will help young people further their careers and their chances of gaining employment. They will have the opportunity to gain an NVQ level 2 & 3. It offers apprenticeships in the following trades: Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting & Decorating, Accounting and Business and Administration.


Durkan Limited

Durkan Logo on White_300dpiDurkan is an independent developer and contractor. We invest in, develop, construct and refurbish affordable, quality homes and communities throughout London and South East England.

We are a developer, contractor, partner and investor able to offer complete, end-to-end solutions. Delivering complex projects with skill and expertise.

As an inclusive business we promote diversity. By offering opportunities and encouragement to people of all races, genders and backgrounds we help them succeed within our company and the industry as a whole.

We are committed to delivering lasting value for our customers, our communities and our people.



Hammerson is an owner, manager and developer of retail destinations in Europe. Our portfolio of high-quality retail property has a value of around £10.6 billion and includes 22 prime shopping centres, 15 convenient retail parks and investments in 20 premium outlet villages, through our partnership with Value Retail and the VIA Outlets joint venture. Key investments include Bullring, Birmingham; Bicester Village, Oxfordshire; Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin; and Les Terrasses du Port, Marseille

Kier Group

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Kier Group plc is a leading property, residential, construction and services group that invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

With a head office at Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and a network of 88 UK offices (105 globally) Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing over 20,000 people, with a turnover in excess of £4bn, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country.


L&Q Academy 

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers, managing 90,000 homes across London and the South East.

We have an ambitious plan to enable the delivery of another 100,000 quality new homes. Half of the new homes we build will be genuinely affordable to people on average and lower incomes, with the other half available for private rent or sale, reflecting our belief that everyone should have a quality home they can afford.

All of our profits are reinvested into creating homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.  This includes investment of £250m into our Community Foundation and the L&Q Academy; which engages residents and local people to offer apprenticeships. The Academy aims to realise potential and improve the lives of staff and residents by providing the skills and opportunities to build and sustain a career.

O’Halloran & O`Brien
Incorporated in 1972 and now in the sole ownership of Tom O’Brien, the company has evolved from a small groundworks company to a multi-disciplined major contractor. Working in partnership with our sister company’s B&T Plant Hire and Riverdale Developments ltd we take pride in our product and reputation.

The company is built on the principle of delivering a quality product to our clients and maintaining a high level of client satisfaction. It has grown over the years through repeat business, achieved by understanding the needs of the client and delivery to the required high standard.

Our vision for training and workforce development is one of the most ambitious of any contractor working across our sector. We seek to exceed industry minimum standards and up-skill our operative base beyond that of our clients expectations. Our commitment to training is the bedrock of our business and builds on our strong foundations to deliver a safe, competent and qualified workforce for the future.


Redrow are a 5 star housebuilder renowned for a high quality product with excellent customer service and attention to detail. The company has gone from strength to strength, repeatedly presenting financial results in recent years with record turnover, profit and legal completions.

As a business we are built on 3 core themes; creating thriving communities, building responsibly and valuing people. We have almost 2,400 direct employees supported by several thousand more valued sub-contractor colleagues on our development sites across England and Wales.

Founded in 1974 by Steve Morgan MBE, Redrow have always been passionate about inspiring the next generation to build and have recruited more than 1000 trainees in the last 10 years. Currently we have 15% of our direct workforce on a structured training programme; including our trade apprentices, trainee site managers and construction graduates, as well as a wide range of office apprentices in our business support departments. We are also have a proud tradition of developing our talent, with around 150 internal promotions each year; many of these being from a trainee role, with several of our former trainees progressing to senior manager and director roles.

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