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Finalists announced for the 2016 Young Builder of the Year Awards

Category: Uncategorized 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

Category: Uncategorized 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

Category: Uncategorized 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

Category: Uncategorized 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

Category: Uncategorized 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

Category: Uncategorized 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

Category: Uncategorized 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 […]

New Trustees

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: September 25, 2015

John Gillespie, who has been a Trustee for over 10 years, latterly as Chair, has stood down as a Trustee.
We would like to place on record our thanks for the tremendous support that John has given Youthbuild UK over many years.
Joe Brennan has been appointed as Chair.
We are delighted to welcome three new Trustees, John Attley, David Pearce and Stephen Ratcliffe.
For further details, please visit the Trustees page.

New Sponsor for the 2015 Awards

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: September 18, 2015

Youthbuild UK are delighted to announce that B&CE’s Charitable Trust are to sponsor the 2015 Young Builder of the Year Awards
B&CE are specialist providers of workplace pensions, accident, healthcare and life cover to the construction industry
B&CE’s Charitable Trust – Giving back to construction
The B&CE Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 to help construction workers in need and it’s paid out over £2m so far. It was founded by not-for-profit organisation, B&CE, which has been providing employee benefits for the […]

2015 Young Builder of the Year Finalists announced

Category: Uncategorized 0Post Date: August 17, 2015

 
The finalists of the 2015 Young Builder of the Year Awards 2015 were announced today, 17th August 2015
14 to 16 Year old category
Cameron Edwards, Tom Mills and Brett Morrison  
16 to 24 year old category
Khaled Ahmed, Nathan Buckley, Ryan Cook, Shaun Cowell, Courtney Henry-Sang, Leyland Jones,  Rebecca Lee,  Jaimee-Leigh Lister,  Robbie McConnell, Keeley McIntyre, Rebecca Russell, Matthew Stanford, Jason Tuitt, Owain Wearing-Evans and Jac Wearing-Evans.
The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, held at the House of Commons on 15th October 2015.