Who else can help?

Click on the icons below for links to additional organisations, industry initiatives and employment resources.


Career Transition Partnership

BuildForce works closely with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). The CTP is the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement, working with Service Leavers to provide resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities. It provides a no-cost recruitment service to employers, accessed upon registering with the CTP RightJob service.

BuildLondon – Filling skills gaps in the construction sector

A construction-specific jobs brokerage that successfully supported the Crossrail project has now become a London-wide initiative serving multiple projects. BuildLondon connects job seekers with vacancies in London’s major infrastructure and construction projects.

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Raja – REME Transition Advice

The Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (REME) has become involved with many potential employers and now has a database of job opportunities run by the Raja for ex or serving officers and soldiers.



SaluteMyJob is a Social Enterprise providing consultancy, recruitment and training services to employers and helping former members of the Armed Forces, and reservists, into employment.

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Source is an ethical employment agency and social sustainability consultancy for the built environment sector.

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Industry Initiatives

If you hear of any others, please let us know.

Building Heroes

Building Heroes – This initiative provides free skills training to military veterans and support into employment in the building trades. The Foundation Property Maintenance Course is designed to provide you with a broad range of skills suitable for a career in property maintenance.

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Chameleon School of Construction

Free Construction Qualifications

Multi-award winning Chameleon School of Construction Ltd started life in 2010 and has since trained thousands of learners and given them the skills and confidence to start their career in construction and motor vehicle. We are a family business in which we are passionate about making a difference and building genuine relationships with both learners and employers.

Chameleon School of Construction is a recognised training centre offering construction courses, CSCS Card TestingPlastering coursesBricklaying coursesWall and Floor Tiling courses, Motor Vehicle and Building Maintenance courses.

We have centres in Swadlincote, Burton on Trent, Pinxton and Chesterfield and have funding for ALL ages and have new learners starting on our courses in construction and motor vehicle every week.

What’s different about our courses in plastering, bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, building maintenance and motor vehicle?

– Full funding may be available for all ages

– Industry recognised qualifications

– You can choose which days you study
– You can start immediately
– You can study at home
– They are practical and hands-on courses, NOT based in the classroom
– We make learning fun and our fully-qualified, experienced tutors are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge

– Courses take 6 – 9 months approximately to complete

– A full-time course is only 2 days a week

Chapman Ventilation

As part of their pledged commitment as Armed Forces Covenant signatory, Chapman Ventilation host Service Leavers Insight days on the first Thursday of every month.



Please download a sample PDF for typical event details.

Please Note: These events are held regularly to coincide with the Liquid List networking event.

The Chartered Institute Of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building – The CIOB offers various routes to becoming Chartered depending on experience and qualifications, and can support you with training and advice during every step of the journey.

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Combat To Construction

Combat to Construction – The Combat to Construction Traineeship is a Persimmon Homes NVQ Level 2 trade training programme that supports you to make the transition from the military into house building, in bricklaying or ioinery. It will train you and employ you, commit to pay you a living wage during your training, which will lead to a recognised qualification and above all, a fulfilling and rewarding career with the company.

Construction Youth Trust - Military Programme

Construction Youth Trust – Military Programme – Its goal is to offer armed forces leavers the experience necessary to make informed decisions about their ideal career, and encourage as many as possible to begin that new career in the construction industry and to reach their potential. Construction Youth Trust coordinates the delivery of the programme to Service Leavers including: industry awareness events, industry-supported online chat information service, industry-supported buddying system, work placement, and job brokerage.

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Kentec Training Limited


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M.B Roche & Sons Ltd.

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M.B Roche & Sons Ltd. are members of the BuildForce Alliance and a number of our Service Leavers/Veterans have recently embarked on work placements and permanent employment.

Open Doors

Open DoorsAnnual Get Into Construction event where you can register to visit a range of major ‘live’ construction sites across England, Wales & Scotland.

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Hire A Hero - RC Frame Training Programme

Hire A Hero – RC Frame Training Programme – Newtown Group, in partnership with Lambeth College and Canary Wharf Learning Centre, will provide trainees with a basic knowledge of health and safety, erecting and dismantling falsework, mechanical elevated working platform (MEWP) training and other safety-critical tickets. This knowledge is gained by attending a two-week site orientation (Boot Camp). Training is completed on a live project alongside experienced skilled tradesmen and women while working towards an NVQ2 in either formwork, carpentry or steelfixing.

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Useful Links

GoConstruct – the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) construction careers website was launched in 2015 to promote careers in the industry.



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Additionally, there is a personality test that will highlight careers in construction that you may not have thought of but could perfectly suit your skill set: https://www.goconstruct.org/personality-quiz/

MOD Career Transition Partnership – The official provider of armed forces resettlement, the CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines.




British Forces Resettlement Services
British Forces Resettlement Services – a Social Enterprise created to help the Armed Forces Community with their transition into civilian life.




CTP Resettlement Charities
CTP resettlement charities – the CTP has a comprehensive list of organisations providing assistance to ex-Service personnel.




House Building Careers

House Building Careers – for those interested in the home building sector.


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Kentec Training Ltd


Kentec Training Ltd deliver work at height, health & safety, first aid and workplace safety programmes that ensure companies, organisations and individuals stay safe in the workplace.

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Being Forces-friendly is available now on Soundcloud, Itunes and Youtube so if you’re ready to start your journey to be a gold standard Forces-friendly organisation then head over and listen. Follow them on Linkedin for all the latest updates on Being Forces-friendly.

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VETS – Veterans Employment Transition Support – A social enterprise that brings together charities, businesses and the MOD to improve employment outcomes for veterans, employers and the UK economy.

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