5th March 2019: External Event – BuildForce Armed Forces Insight Day – Shropshire

This Insight Day will focus on local and nationwide construction and the opportunities available with the built environment pipeline. As well as providing an insight into career pathways in the construction industry, the day will include workshops ranging from  industry advice on CV’s to how to use Social media effectively.

This is a great opportunity to discuss skills required, training and find out more about what the industry has to offer with a wide variety of roles. In addition, you will have the chance to talk to 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).

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, connecting 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. Since January 2017, BuildForce 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 their 1-2-1 mentoring programme.

Agenda for the day
10:30 – 11:00: Registration & coffee
11:00 – 12:00: Introduction to BuildForce, the industry and one of our ex-military recruits
12:00 – 14:00: Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops

Date: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Time: 10:30 – 14:00

Location: Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP (venue has free parking)

To register please email caroline.logan@ethosvo.org