Helping those that have kept us safe with a seamless transition into the civilian workplace through training leading to accredited qualifications.
Within construction and the built environment there are over 180 different jobs that make up the construction industry. Construction isn’t just what you see on site, it includes designing, building, and operating.
Military veterans are working age and unemployed
Skilled workers are needed in the construction industry
of key construction skills is at the highest since 1998
We work with you to find the right training and outcome, whether that’s employment, self-employment or further programmes.
The best thing about Building Heroes is that it takes you away from the military environment that you seem to get on other resettlement courses.
We work with people like yourself looking for a new career in construction, either currently in resettlement or non-military.
Our training delivers nationally recognised qualifications, in partnership with further/higher education and industry partners in just five weeks.
We work with local employers to ensure each of our trainees has job opportunities at the end of their course.
Our military learners leave a career in the armed forces bringing a wealth of transferable skills in reliability, organisation skills, problem solving, leadership, management, loyalty, team building and flexibility. They complete our courses fully qualified with construction skills.
We provide a broad range of courses, in Multi-Skilled Construction, Groundworks and Civils, Civil Engineering and Plant Operations.
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When I decided to leave the army, I gained some information from the resettlement team, and they signposted me to Building Heroes. I decided to embark on the course with Building Heroes to gain some practical skills and gain some information on the types of pathways within the sector.
I joined the Army in 2004 and served for ten years. I am currently in a six-month job role with Regal, the employer partner of Building Heroes at Watford. Regal engaged with us throughout the course. I am based at one of their sites within a temporary role as an access control operative.
I was looking at different career paths but was uncertain what I wanted to do. With an extremely relaxing environment, we completed all assessments as well as fabricating a few things for ourselves, which was interesting and fun.
Overall, I found the Building Heroes Engineering Course extremely enjoyable and would highly recommend it.
I am absolutely over the moon. I’m ecstatic to land a job here [at Southern Rail]. It’s amazing, it really is. I love the variety of getting out, meeting the lads and taking pride in the stations, trying to maintain and keep them up to scratch. I’m totally grateful to everyone and to Building Heroes.
There was a lot I enjoyed about the Building Heroes course, it really was fantastic, well organised and the tutors were excellent.
Since the course, I applied for a job as a Trainee Assistant Site Manager with Barratt Developments and I was successful.
Building Heroes Property Services is a truly unique service providing customers with skilled tradespeople who are all ex-military servicemen and women.
A subsidiary of the Building Heroes Education Foundation, all of the profits go toward reinvesting in the training programme to help the next generation of veterans pursue a second career they love.
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