Armed forces

Careers in building trades

Building Heroes is a charity that provides training and support into employment in the building trades for military veterans.

They offer a free 5-week training course in property maintenance for military veterans and service leavers.

Skills include:

  • brickwork
  • plastering
  • plumbing
  • carpentry
  • joinery
  • tiling
  • painting and decorating
  • general maintenance

No previous experience or qualifications are needed – there are job vacancies nationwide.

Courses are run at the Colchester Institute in Essex, and elsewhere around the UK.

Go to the Building Heroes website for course details and more information.