Interested in a career in construction?

Updated: 12 February 2024 at 12:07pm

YouthBuild is a fantastic opportunity for young people to launch a lucrative career in construction.

Are you a Phoenix resident aged 17–25, interested in construction but don’t know where to start? If so, Phoenix and our partner YouthBuild have the perfect opportunity for you.

YouthBuild is a free 12-week course that will give you the broad training across a range of disciplines to kick-start your career in the construction industry.

Why join YouthBuild? We can’t think of any reasons not to! Here's what you can expect:

During the course you will:

  • Get hands on training in a range of construction trades
  • Brush up your CV, interview and employability skills
  • Meet new people & improve your confidence
  • Get one-to-one mentoring to support your professional and personal development
  • Visit construction sites and learn from employers from various industries and trades
  • Unlock your hidden potential and discover talents you never knew you had!

After graduating, you'll leave with:

  • A certificate in Multi-Trade Construction Activities (Level 1)
  • A certificate in Health & Safety (Level 1) 
  • An Employability Skills qualification (Level 1) 
  • Completion of a one-week work placement
  • A Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card
  • Leadership skills for personal and professional development
  • Continued employment support into jobs, apprenticeships and further education

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some recent graduates have to say about their YouthBuild experience:

"I joined the programme for construction and discovered I gained my passion for working with young people being with YouthBuild. I never thought of it as a career before that. YouthBuild has supported me in getting a job and with obtaining a Youth Support Worker Level 3 Apprenticeship. Young people should grab this opportunity with both hands and run with it.”

- Chantelle

“What this programme is good for is bringing people out of their shells. I gave it a shot and it was a very good decision for my life. I’m more open to new things and more confident. It’s helped me with my home life and I’m looking into actually getting into employment”

- Bailey 

You can find many more inspirational success stories on YouthBuild's website. So, if we have your interest and you'd like to join, here are some important details

  • Course start: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Course duration & hours: 12 weeks (08:45-16:30, 5 days per week) 
  • Course location: Meadows Community Centre, Chestnut Close, Bromley SE6 3NS

YouthBuild accepts referrals all year round, however you cannot join a programme once it's started. So to ensure you can dive in and start learning as soon as possible, don’t delay, enquire today. To leap into the world of construction, please contact the YouthBuild team at 07876 391745 or

Build your Future – with YouthBuild