Announcing Thakeham as an Official Bronze Partner of Building Heroes

Thakeham's commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community's journey from service to successful civilian careers

We are thrilled to announce a powerful partnership between Building Heroes, the esteemed Queen's Award-winning charity, and Thakeham, a leading local housebuilder dedicated to creating sustainable communities and delivering exceptional quality homes. Together, we are poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of our brave servicemen and women as they transition into civilian life, specifically by opening doors to fulfilling careers in the construction industry.

Thakeham recognises the incredible potential and skills possessed by military personnel. By joining forces with Building Heroes, a renowned organisation committed to providing training, employment support, and valuable pathways into the construction sector, Thakeham strengthens its commitment to the Armed Forces community and aims to help them realize their true potential.

Karen Jefford, the Chief Executive of Building Heroes, expressed her delight, stating, "We are delighted to welcome Thakeham as an Official Partner of Building Heroes. Their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and their dedication to creating sustainable communities align perfectly with our mission of supporting Armed Forces personnel in finding purposeful careers in construction."

Building Heroes has achieved exceptional success, with an astounding 72% of its graduates securing employment, self-employment, or further training within the construction industry. This partnership presents a remarkable opportunity to collaborate closely with Thakeham and other industry partners. By harnessing the unique skillsets of military assets and addressing the construction industry's skills shortages, together we can leave a lasting impact on our construction partners and their supply chain.

Karen Jefford added, "By joining forces, we can make a lasting impact, empowering our military community to thrive in civilian life after a life of service. Through this partnership, we aim to build stronger communities, reduce skills gaps, and provide vital support to those who have served our country."

Sarah Crush, the Social Value Manager at Thakeham, shared her enthusiasm, stating,

"We are thrilled to announce Building Heroes as a charity partner. We strongly believe in the potential of the Armed Forces community to contribute meaningfully to the construction industry. By collaborating with Building Heroes, we aim to provide support and opportunities for veterans as they transition into fulfilling civilian careers. Together, we will work to bridge construction skills gaps and empower service leavers to build brighter futures."

Building Heroes and Thakeham's partnership marks an exciting milestone in supporting the transition of the Armed Forces community into successful civilian careers. Through 'Joining Forces' in expertise, resources, and unwavering commitment to social impact, we are poised to make a significant difference in the lives of veterans while simultaneously addressing the construction skills gaps.

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