Building Heroes is a British military charity organisation.
It offers fully funded 5-week Construction Skills and Engineering courses to support veterans, service leavers and their close family members to transition into the construction industry. The charity currently has 12 centres across the UK in Wiltshire, Cheshire, North Yorkshire, West Sussex, Devon, Somerset, London, Hampshire the East Midlands and Essex.
Its Level 1 Construction Skills course includes brick and block work, plastering, painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, tiling and domestic plumbing. The course also includes a Level 1 Health and Safety qualification in construction and your CSCS card, which is required to work on building sites.
The Level 2 Performing Engineering Operation course includes working safely in an engineering environment, using abrasive wheels, safe use of hand tools, power tools and equipment, hand fitting techniques, forming and assembling pipework systems and general fabrication and welding applications.
Following the course, the organisation will look to support graduates into employment, self-employment or further training within the industry, through its network of national and regional employers.
Here’s what our graduates have said:
Ross Ardley "I have learnt a lot since going into my new career as a sole trader and establishing my own business. Building Heroes gave me a big step up, and now with all the skills I learnt on the course being put into practice in people’s homes, I’ve had some very happy customers!"
Marc Hughes "I’d advise anyone whose been in the military and is interested in construction to do this course. Put as much effort into it as you can and ask multiple questions, but most of all enjoy it as the instructors are full of knowledge and are always there to help."
Gilbey Crilley "The Building Heroes course as a concept is fantastic; providing dedicated time, excellent tuition and zero-cost to the learner is a rare privilege. No student took this opportunity for granted and we are all exceptionally grateful for everything you do for service leavers."
Ellis Jewell "Building Heroes really sent me in the right direction to my perfect career. My eyes were opened to a whole new career path and without the course I would not be in the position I am today. It is a great course with great instructors who have an abundance of knowledge."
Dean Horton "Since the course, I applied for a job as a Trainee Assistant Site Manager with Barratt Developments and I was successful. Since starting my new role, I have utilised so many skills from the course. The Building Heroes course has, without doubt, contributed to me being successfully employed in the construction industry and in a job that has excellent prospects. I am truly thankful to the Charity."
You can donate directly to Building Heroes or for just £10 pcm you can support them via the Veterans Raffle