Industry Insight days

What to expect

The BuildForce Insight Days bring together our nationwide construction employers and our Service Leavers  and Veterans. This is a great opportunity for our employers and our military community  to engage and discuss transferable skills, training, recruitment both present and future. These days are a chance to find out about what the industry has to offer and better understand roles available such as: Project Management, Designer, Logistician, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Health and Safety Manager, Quality Manager, Trade roles, Plant Operator, Civil Engineering and supporting roles. A job in construction offers a range of professional careers and is accessible to all ranks and skill sets and offers real potential for career progression.

As well as providing an insight into career pathways in the construction industry, you will have an opportunity to spend 1-2-1 time with our employers in an informal atmosphere to discuss your transition, CV, career advice and employment opportunities.

You can view our recent insight day hosted by Amey, as RAF Cosford here.

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

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.”