Industry Insight days

What to expect

BuildForce’s Industry Insight Days are hosted and attended by our Alliance partners to bring together industry and military.  Focusing on local and nationwide, current and pipeline opportunities, it’s a chance to engage with key industry employers.

Our events provide an insight into career pathways into industry and a great opportunity to discuss skills required, training and find out more about what the industry has to offer. Roles such as Project Managers, Designers, Logisticians, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Health and Safety, QA, Tradesmen, Civil Engineering and supporting roles are all on display. A job in construction is accessible to all ranks and skillsets, and offers real potential for career progression.

There is also an opportunity to listen to some of our case studies as they share their inspirational journeys from the Armed Forces to a life in construction.

You can view footage from our insight day hosted by Bovis Homes

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Testimonials from previous Armed Forces insight days:

“My BuildForce experience has been a success and especially through the insight days. In my case with Faithful & Gould picking up on my CV and short conversations that ultimately led to interviews and a role. For me, this is just one of several indications of the construction industry being open to recognising potential in Ex-Service personnel and their skills.”

“This was my first BuildForce Industry Insight Event but well worth attending despite being well into my resettlement.  For me the combination of supportive and well informed industry connections (not just HR/recruitment) all in one place supported by your knowledge of the candidate makes this a highly effective employment event.  Thank you for your targeted advice on who to speak with and for ensuring suitably senior representation were in attendance and engaged, this cuts out weeks of networking and coffee’s and I found it really useful.”

“Thanks for today, what I found best was the one on one time.  Everyone had good advice for me and also pointed out avenues for me to go down that I hadn’t thought of before.”

“Thank you for organising the event, it was great. I mostly appreciated talking to the ex-military leavers as they gave a real insight into the resettlement process in general and not just BuildForce. All of the companies there were very receptive and many offered opportunities of interest. I think I have a couple of opportunities to set up a work placement before Christmas which was my aim.”