Routes into Construction is a programme specially aimed at supporting young people to gain a broader insight into the construction industry through hands-on work experience and employment support.

Working as part of the Greater London Joint Initiative Programme with CITB, Routes into Construction is a programme which brings together a number of construction employers who are committed to providing practical work experience opportunities within the construction industry, enabling you to enhance your employment prospects and make more informed career choices.

Who is it for?

The programme is aimed at providing young people aged 16-24 from the boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Croydon and Wandsworth with work experience placements. These will cover three main areas of construction and could be anything from carrying out a specific trade on site or shadowing a senior site manager!

If you need any additional support before undertaking a work experience placement, our London Team is on hand to provide you with the necessary skills and training to prepare you for your first day on site.

This is a great opportunity to access skills, training and employment opportunities in the construction industry through hands-on experience and tailored employment support. Get involved and find your route into construction!

To find out more about Routes into Construction, please contact Paul Taylor at or call 0207 467 9540.

Routes into Construction is a collaborative programme in partnership with London Youth and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board and the London Enterprise Panel.


Case Study

  • Ian

    "I had left school at 16 and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do but I knew I didn’t want to go to college or university. I found out that the Construction Youth Trust were running a course right on my local estate, just 2 minutes from where I live. I signed up and started the course a week later. We got help writing CVs, filling job applications and studying for our CSCS test which I passed. It was great getting the chance to work on an actual project and with the hard hat and hi vis I felt like a proper builder!"