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BuildForce Insight Day - London

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The construction industry has a huge shortage of skilled workers and many of the 14,000 personnel that leave the Armed Forces each year have the kind of skills that are directly transferable to the construction industry. 

BuildForce is an alliance of construction employers, industry bodies and service charities, supported by Government, which connects Service leavers and Veterans with job opportunities in construction and gives construction employers access to a unique pool of Armed Forces talent.

About the event

The Insight Day will focus on construction opportunities, both current and forecast, in the South of England. BuildForce will be introducing some of their Southern Alliance partners, including; Avondale Construction, Building Heroes, Carey Group, Chapman Ventilation, Heroes4Hire, Laing O'Rourke, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine, Taylor Woodrow/Vinci and a few yet to be confirmed who are all currently delivering projects across the region and have potential vacancies for both permanent jobs and work placements. 

These will include jobs 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, BuildForce will run workshops to provide industry advice on CV’s, interview preparation and using Social Media effectively e.g. LinkedIn profiles. The event will also be offering informal interviews for current vacancies to suitable and interested candidates. 

Agenda for the day

11:00 - 11:30 - Registration & coffee
11:30 - 12:00 - Welcome & Introduction to BuildForce, Mike Davis-Marks, BuildForce Project Director
12:00 - 13:30 - Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops
13:30 - 14:30 - Networking lunch
14:30 - 16:00 - Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops
16:00 - Closing note

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