50 Service Leavers join the first BuildForce Online Chat & more BuildForce success

50 service leavers joined the very first BuildForce online chat over two hoursposing a range of questions about the industry to our panel of experts. Hosted by the BuildForce team, members of the expert panel included former service-leavers who have succeeded in the industry who were on-hand to offer advice on the best routes into construction. Employers were also present to offer their advice on what the industry is looking for.

The first BuildForce online chat was supported by the Career Transistion Partnership (CTP) whose Live Chat facility links Service Leavers with potential employers and is available to service leavers through the Employer Focus page on the CTP website.

This week's BuildForce Success Story

This week Service Leaver Jonathan Parry completed a two week placement with Carillion as a Project Manager at a Carillion construction site in Manchester, he said:

I would definitely advise them to seek a placement through BuildForce as the placements provide a broad spectrum of experiences vital to any service leaver. I cannot see any need for improvements on the experience I had. Aoife Drury [BuildForce Coordinator] called me at the end of the first week to see how I had settled in and that was a great comfort. Excellent process.

Thanks Jonathan! And Thanks to all who joined our online chat.

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