Places for London teams up with Construction Youth Trust to inspire the next generation to work in the built environment

Transport for London’s wholly owned commercial property company Places for London has announced that it has teamed up with Construction Youth Trust on its educational engagement programme.

The programme is a collaboration between Places for London and its partners, including Barratt London, The Earls Court Development Company, Grainger plc and Helical plc, and aims to inspire the next generation of young people into the built environment sector, which encompasses both the construction and real estate sectors. Working with its partners, Places for London will be starting on 20,000 homes over the next ten years, making it one of the largest developers in London. Places for London is keen to use the scale of its programme to encourage new people into the industry. This is vital because research has shown that an additional 22,800 workers are expected to be required to meet construction demand in Greater London by 2027.

Following a competitive process, Places for London selected Construction Youth Trust as its Educational Engagement Programme delivery partner. It will help bring together schools, young people and employers (including role models from across the built environment industry), so that students, as well as teachers and parents, can learn more about the industry and the impact it has. Over the course of the next three years, Places for London and Construction Youth Trust aims to reach 6,750 young Londoners through a range of inspirational workshops and intensive programmes to support young people progress into built environment careers.

Through the partnership, Places for London and its partners will be directly supporting 250 young people to progress into an education, training or employment outcome related to the built environment. This could be an 18-year-old starting a degree level apprenticeship, or a 16-year-old going onto study a construction T-Level.

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