Yearly Archives - 2016

Winners of the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards Announced

0Post Date: October 22, 2016

Youthbuild UK has announced that Chidi Nnebe of Durkan, a London based construction company, is the 2016 Young Builder of the Year.
The UK-wide awards celebrate the achievements of young people who have overcome personal barriers to train and work for the construction industry.  The awards ceremony was held at the House of Commons on 19 October 2016 and the winners were presented with a trophy, framed certificate, a cheque, and vouchers from […]

John Bird to be guest speaker at the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards

1Post Date: September 6, 2016

John Bird, 70 was brought up in an orphanage and served time in a young offenders institution before he was out of his teens. During the turbulent and difficult times of his youth he often slept rough as one of London’s homeless.
He was, as he now frankly reflects, very much a part of the problems of society.
Gradually he realised that the only way to get out of the destructive circle into which he had grown up was to give […]

Finalists announced for the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards

0Post Date: August 16, 2016

Following the judging process the following have been chosen as this year’s finalists: –
14 to 18 Year Olds still in education or training (including apprentices)
Harry Knox                        Barnardo’s – The Hub
Marc Lambert                   Action for Children and Carter Ceilings
Chloe MacDonald            Action for Children and Baxter & Gillespie
Jack Metcalfe                    Farnborough College and Barratt Homes
Sophie Tomkins               St Edmond’s Society
Luke Wilson                       Action for Children and DV McColl
18 to 24 Year Olds in employment and training
Jordan Ball                         Construction Design Centre
Thomas Barber                 Kier
Jennifer […]

New Trustee for Youthbuild UK

0Post Date: August 11, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Kevin O’Connor, the Head of Social Responsibility and Inclusion at Durkan Limited has joined the Board of Trustees.
Kevin’s experience in voluntary sector, working with street homeless alcohol and drugs services together with his extensive construction experience, means that he fully understands and appreciates the Youthbuild ethos.
We very much look forward to working with Kevin in the future.

2016 Awards are now open

0Post Date: May 2, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards are now open.
There are two categories: –
14 to 18 year olds still in education or training
18 to 24 year olds in employment or training
For further information about the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards, please go to the 2016 Awards page, where guidance about completing applications and the application forms can be downloaded from.
Applications close on Friday 29th July 2016.
For 2016, there is an overall prize fund of […]

New Chair for YBUK

0Post Date: April 13, 2016

Stephen Ratcliffe, formerly Director of UKCG, was appointed as Chair of Youthbuild UK (YBUK) at the Trustees Meeting held on 6th April 2016. He has been involved with YBUK as Chair of the Young Builder of the Year Awards Judging Panel for the last 5 years. Stephen became a Trustee of YBUK in November 2015.
Joe Brennan was appointed as Deputy Chair. Joe had been acting as interim Chair for the last year and we wish to thank him for […]

CECA to sponsor the Young Builder of the Year Awards

0Post Date: March 11, 2016

Youthbuild UK are delighted to announce that the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) are to sponsor the Young Builder of the Year Awards Finalists’ trip on the London Eye.
The 20 finalists of the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards will be invited to the Awards Ceremony at the House of Commons on Wednesday 19th October 2016, when the winner will be announced. Following the Awards Ceremony the finalists go on a trip on the London Eye – a fitting […]

Building Pathways 8th June 2016

0Post Date: February 25, 2016

Building Pathways 2016
Youthbuild UK are delighted to announce that the next Building Pathways event will be held on Wednesday 8th June 2016, at the Court House, Salford.
Could you help unleash the potential of disengaged, disaffected
young people to fill the construction industry skills gap
There is a 200,000 shortfall in the construction workforce and there almost a million young people not in education, employment or training.
A potential solution is to give opportunities to disengaged young people to train for and […]

Patrons’ Event

0Post Date: January 29, 2016

Youthbuild UK are holding a Patron’s Event, sponsored by our President, Baroness Smith of Basildon, in the River Room, House of Lords, on the evening of Wednesday 10th February.
Attendees will hear why schools and major contractors support the Young Builder of the Year Awards, and how the runner up in 2011 has developed her career.
We will also be announcing the inaugural winner o the “Ken Claxton Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award”. Ken was the founder of  Youthbuild UK and inspiration for the […]