Transition from the military to a rewarding career in construction

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Industry Insight Day                                     

Delighted to announce our next Armed Forces Insight Day, hosted by our Strategic Partner Morgan Sindall Group. This is a great opportunity for our military community to engage with the wider Morgan Sindall business along with our nationwide contractors, subcontractors and consultants.

Find out more about what the industry has to offer and better understand roles available such as: Project and Programme Management, Site Management, Designer, Logistician, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Quantity and Building Surveyor, Estimator, Health and Safety Manager, Quality Manager, Trade roles, Plant Operator, Civil Engineering, HR, IT and supporting roles. A job in construction offers a wide range of professional careers and is accessible to all ranks and skill sets, offering real potential for career progression.

  • When:  Wednesday 9th October 2024 1030 – 1600
  • Where: York
  • Click here for more information. to reserve your place.

Virtual Career Chats                                       

We have announced our schedule of Virtual Career Chats we are running throughout 2023. Our next few events include:

  • Amey – A leading provider of full life-cycle engineering, operations and decarbonisation solutions, for Transport Infrastructure and Complex Facilities. Their purpose is to deliver sustainable infrastructure solution that enhance life and protect our shared future. 12 September 2024, 12pm.
  • Net Zero/Carbon/Sustainability ManagementJoin us to hear from our veteran sharing their journey from service life to the life of Net Zero/Carbon/Sustainability Management.  A great session to better understand the role and the transferable skills required with Morgan Sindall. 19th September 2024, 12pm.
  • Risk Management – Join us to hear from our veterans sharing their journeys from service life to the life of Risk Management.  24th October 2024, 12pm

The full list of events can be found here. Register your interest at, to reserve your place.


Transition from the military to a rewarding career in construction

We are a construction industry programme, who support our service leaver and veteran community, from the Royal Air Force, British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, transition into trade and professional careers within industry.

BuildForce is nationwide and offers a compliment of services focused on pre-employment, employment, education and mental health. Our pre-employment programme has our service leavers and veterans at the heart of our offering. This career service is understanding their skills and experiences and how they could take this forward into a rewarding, challenging second career. Our employment programme centres around a unique industry-led programme via mentoring, work placements, site visits, Insight days and job opportunities. Our education programme is a partnership with The University College of Estate Management offering bespoke industry modules, which also offer certification and a place on a degree course for onward learning. Whilst our mental health programme provides a suite of wellbeing and stress management training and support. Our wrap around service including onboarding with your new employer and beyond, means we can offer a unique, bespoke service throughout your resettlement.

Our employer’s cover: construction, homebuilding, infrastructure, logistics, utilities, security, engineering and facilities management.

According to government figures

An extra 225,000 construction workers may be needed by 2027, according to the latest Construction Skills Network (CSN) report.

All nine English regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to experience growth.

There will be 2.67 million workers in construction industry by 2027 if projected growth is met.

A professional career in construction is accessible to all military ranks and skillsets, and offers immense career satisfaction in a challenging and dynamic sector.

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What makes us different

We have been operating since 2011 and have a successful history in placing our Armed Forces in long term careers in construction
We are a construction initiative, created and run by industry. We know what construction employers are looking for in new recruits
Our size and reach, with our employers, supply chain and industry peers means we are more successful than others at placing the Armed Forces