Transition from the military to a rewarding career in construction

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Project Give Back                                         


Over the years, the Service Leavers and Veterans we have supported, have pledged their support to BuildForce in many ways. In response, we have launched Project Give Back (click here to donate), to allow you to raise money for BuildForce on your next adventure or sporting challenge. We are raising money for our Mental Health and Suicide Prevention programme, so thank you to all those who support the programme and raise money for us, we are honoured to be your military partner of choice.

Recently, Caroline Logan ran the New Forest Marathon in September, raising awareness of our Wellbeing & Sports programme.

Jack Riley Smith, Operations Manager, Amey, ran the Southampton Half Marathon in September to raise funds for our Mental Health & Suicide Awareness programme.

Congratulations to you both. An incredible achievement. Please contact us at if you are interested in supporting us further.

BuildForce Infrastructure Day  


BuildForce is delighted to be hosting a unique event which will bring together TfL, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, their supply chain and our military community.

Join us on Thurs 30th November 2023, in London, to hear from Transport for London (TfL) who are the integrated transport authority responsible for meeting the Mayor of London’s strategy and commitments on transport in London. TfL run the day-to-day operation of the capital’s public transport network and manage London’s main roads.

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is a Tier 1 Contractor, delivering these works, and who also deliver some of the UK’s most important and critical infrastructure.

Click here for more info or 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