Covid-19 and the new normal

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis

As the country responds to COVID-19, there is an incredible amount of pressure and worry on us all and on our mental health. Many of the restrictions and emotional challenges are causing most to feel worried, anxious and isolated during these unprecedented times.

BuildForce is committed to supporting our service leavers and veterans in any way we can. Please contact us to speak to the team so we can help support you.

NHS Nightingale

BuildForce is incredibly proud of our association with the NHS Nightingale projects. Both our Steering Group, Employers and ex-military personnel we have placed in industry, have all played a part in these critical projects across the UK.

Col Gary Sullivan – BuildForce Steering Group

Gary was involved in NHS Nightingale London. The military were praised for their continued support for the NHS during this time with outstanding levels of camaraderie and spirit.

Colonel Sullivan commented, “it has been an honour to work with amazing individuals at Nightingale during this National Emergency” #OneTeam #Covid19

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Tune in to our Virtual NHS Nightingale / Rainbow seminar with our employers HE Simm, Kier and Wilson James.

Fantastic to have Alliance partners, steering group members and our naval recruit discussing their part in the NHS Nightingale and Rainbow hospital builds in London, South West and North Wales.

An inspirational listen and a great example of how the military’s transferable skills are crucial to the construction sector. BuildForce is incredibly proud of everyone involved.


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Virtual Career Chats

For all those currently in their transition or looking for a new career in construction, we are running our hugely successful Virtual Career Chats. We are delighted to welcome back some of the service leavers and veterans from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce whom we have placed in industry. You’ll hear them discuss their transition and provide an insight into the different roles in industry. Led by our Chief Exec, Angela Forbes with a Q&A from our live audience; these sessions are full of incredible advice and guidance.


Virtual Career Chats

Mental Health Support

We are providing additional virtual stress management workshops. Our Psychologist will provide follow-up 1-2-1’s


Mental Health

Covid support campaign led by Simon Weston CBE

We realise the importance of showing kindness, understanding and empathy during Covid-19. Sharing advice, concerns and talking from previous experience can provide wonderful strength and inspiration during our own moments of isolation or despair. We asked our champion, Simon Weston, to kick off a series of short videos in our Covid support campaign.

Simon Weston: leading our veteran support campaign, sharing his own perspective and unique life experiences

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