The Leading Tri-service Military to Construction Charity

Providing the blueprint for your career

Helping those that have kept us safe with a seamless transition into the civilian workplace through training leading to a gateway of construction employment opportunities.

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise

We are incredibly proud to have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Promoting Opportunity.

It means everything to receive one of the highest accolades in UK business, along with national recognition for the rewarding work we are doing with the military community.

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Join over 3,317 Building Heroes that graduated into a career in construction!

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Not military?

Building Heroes come from all walks of life, not just ex-military and service leavers.

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Did you know?

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.

120,000

Military veterans are working age and unemployed

230,000

Skilled workers are needed in the construction industry

Shortage

of key construction skills is at the highest since 1998

We help you

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.

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Recruit

We work with people like yourself looking for a new career in construction, either currently in resettlement or non-military.

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Reskill

Our training delivers nationally recognised qualifications, in partnership with further/higher education and industry partners in just five weeks.

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Redeploy

We work with local and national employers to ensure each of our trainees has job opportunities at the end of their course.

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We also offer additional welfare support and job opportunities beyond deployment.
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Are you an employer, looking for qualified team members?

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.

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Construction courses

We provide a broad range of courses, to provide a pathway into the construction industry, leading to trade, technical and professional careers.

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Non-military
In demand!
Construction Multi-Skills

This course provides a Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Construction Skills, CSCS Card, Level 1 Health & Safety, Tiling, Plumbing, Plastering, Painting & Decorating, Carpentry and Joinery and Brickwork.

Military
Non-military
In demand!
Green Skills / Retrofit Surveyor- Assessor

Join our Green Skills evolution and be part of the solution to our environmental future. Press the Apply Now button to register your interest today in this programme. Together, let's shape a sustainable world.

Military
Non-military
In demand!
Groundworks/Street Works

On successful completion of this course you will gain skills equivalent to a Level 2, and achieve a Streetworks Operative Award, Health & Safety, CSCS Card, and registration on the Street Works register.

Military
Non-military
In demand!
Streetworks and Plant Machinery Operative

A combined programme incorporating a National Street Works Qualification to repair or improve roads and highways and CPCS accredited Plant Machinery operative training.

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Our Gold Sponsor Partners

Success stories

Annington Homes is one of the largest private real estate owners in the UK. Their aim is simple: to accelerate the refurbishment, re-development, rental or sale of affordable ex-MOD homes to families who need them.

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Property services

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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Creating connections across the built environment

The Building People network brings together organisations and initiatives that provide built environment careers support to diverse audiences.

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Find out how you can play your part.

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for your career

Start your new career in construction today.

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