Date: Tuesday 5th March
Time: 1030 - 1400
Venue: Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP (venue has free
The Insight Day will focus on local and nationwide construction and the built environment pipeline
opportunities and a chance to talk to our key employers from the BuildForce Alliance such as Balfour
Beatty/Vinci HS2 JV, Balfour Beatty Highways, Costain, Morgan Sindall, Murphy Group, Wates,
Wilson James (and more to be confirmed). This is a great opportunity to discuss skills required,
training and find out more about what the industry has to offer; roles such as Project Managers,
Designers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Health and Safety,
QA, Tradesmen, Civil Engineering and supporting roles. A job in construction isn’t just about being on
the tools, it 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, we will run workshops to provide industry advice on CVs, interview preparation and using Social media effectively e.g. LinkedIn profiles.
Agenda for the day
1030 - 1100: Registration & coffee
1100 - 1200: Introduction to BuildForce, the industry and one of our ex-military recruits
1200 - 1400: Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops
BuildForce is a collaborative industry-led programme, with an objective to reduce skills gaps in
construction and the built environment whilst offering a second career to the military personnel. We
connect the military community to construction careers through a UK-wide BuildForce Alliance of
employers, industry bodies and charities, supported by Government and working in partnership with
The Royal Foundation.
BuildForce isn't a recruitment agency, we offer much more of a personal service; we connect the ex military personnel to the construction sector via our Mentoring programme, offering 1-2-1 support and career advice, arranging work placements and identifying job opportunities. Since January 2017, we have connected with over 950 Service Leavers and Veterans nationwide; inducted 434, placed 139 in jobs, 129 in work placements and 478 have benefited from our 1-2-1 mentoring programme.
Testimonials from Service Leavers, we have supported: “I’ve been sending my CV to employers for the past six months, and I only received one acknowledgement. BuildForce has managed to get me an interview in less than two days! You are doing an amazing job for ex-forces.”
“In my experience, BuildForce has consistently demonstrated an honest desire to assist both Service
Leavers and Veterans in finding a meaningful career within construction. Their support at this early
stage has so far improved my CV, grown my professional network, and opened dialogue with potential employers”
“Monday’s Insight Day event provided me with valuable insight and demonstrated the level of support for Service Leavers and Veterans that exists within the construction sector.”
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