Transition from the military to a rewarding career in construction

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BuildForce Project Day 2024   HS2


BuildForce is delighted to be hosting a unique event with Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA on the HS2 Project at Old Oak Common station, London.

Join us on Wednesday 24th April 2024, in London, to hear from the joint venture who are responsible for the final design, construction and commissioning of Old Oak Common station in North West London, delivering six underground platforms as well as up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line.  On completion, Old Oak Common station will become the UK’s best-connected station, providing direct services to three major airports, eight of Britain’s ten largest cities and forming part of one of Britain’s largest regeneration projects which will help create up to 65,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes in West London while also dramatically increasing rail capacity across the UK.

BBVS is offering this unique opportunity for a site visit, to meet their team and discuss job opportunities on the project.

To register your interest please email us at, to reserve your place.

BuildForce Insight Day 2024       


BuildForce is delighted to be hosting our National Insight Day, a bespoke industry event, hosted by VINCI. It is an opportunity to meet with many of our industry employers, to learn about the vast careers available, and to hear from VINCI and what they have to offer.

Join us on Thursday 25th April 2024, at the iconic London Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford.

On the day, engage directly with consultants, contractors, housebuilders, and SME’s, to hear about the sectors they work in and the careers they offer, including: PMO, Project Management, Site Management, Logistics, Engineering, Design, Quantity Surveyors, Health & Safety, Quality, Environmental/Sustainability, Facilities Management, Trade roles, Plant Operators, HR, IT, Executive roles, to name but a few.

You will have an opportunity to spend 1-2-1 time with industry in an informal, friendly atmosphere and to discuss your transition, CV, career advice and employment opportunities.

To register your interest, please email us at, to reserve your place.

Project Give Back

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. Our next event is:

  • On 29th June, our programme director, Caroline Logan and a team of employers, veterans and service leavers will be participating in our annual Armed Forces Day trek through the Dorset countryside.

Please contact us at if you are interested in joining our team.

BuildForce Boxing Final 2024


BuildForce is delighted to announce the final of their 2024 Inter-Corps Boxing competition, hosted by 27 Regiment RLC, to raise awareness of the benefits between sport and wellbeing.

Our unique event includes a champagne reception, 3-course dinner, boxing competition and post-event drinks

Date:          Thursday 11 July 2024

Location:  St. Omer Barracks, Thornhill Road Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2BG

Time:          1800   Champagne reception – 0100  Carriages

Dress:         Black tie / Mess dress (with miniatures)

Please contact us at if you would like to reserve a table.

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