Building Lives, an award-winning construction training academy has joined the Department of Work Pensions youth pledge, promising further employment prospects for young people. The social enterprise launched with the 2011 rebrand of the notorious Arlington House hostel. Building Lives now boasts 5 projects in different Greater London areas. Among its partners in the £1bn funding pot are Microsoft and several other social enterprises. Building Lives CEO Steve Rawlings hopes to see more apprenticeship schemes such as this.