Cedars Learning Trust

Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd

Lendlease is a global property and construction business, with iconic buildings such as the Sydney Opera House, The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the London Lloyds building in their portfolio.

 Our partnership with Lendlease has developed over the past ten years. Students have benefited from a range of careers events, where young professional trainees discuss their roles and the routes they have followed. Groups of students have attended structured work experience programmes and a number have gone on to be employed on structured undergraduate schemes leading to honours degrees in construction related subjects, attending leading UK universities whilst gaining practical experience working on Lendlease projects in London, such as the new Google Headquarters building in King’s Cross and the International Quarter in Stratford.

 In supporting our vision to create a seamless transition from education to industry, Cedars Learning Trust has worked closely with Lendlease to forge career pathways for our young people to develop careers in the construction industry.


At Lendlease we are proud of our partnership with the Lea Valley Academy and Cedars Learning Trust. With participation ranging from structures work experience programmes to careers events and project visits, the benefits have been felt both by the students and our young managers who have worked with them.  

As head of our Technical Training Team, I was particularly pleased to welcome two Lea Valley students onto our Five Year Degree Apprenticeship Scheme.  Richard and Leon are training with is as Commercial Managers, spending 4 days a week in our project teams and one day a week studying at university for an honours degree.  I am sure they will be the first of many.
Iain Roden, Head of Technical Training, Europe, Lendlease