Main photo: Army spouse, Claire Rigby

If you’re looking for a new challenge, career change or you’re unemployed, then Building Heroes could be just the thing for you.

The charity specialises in helping service leavers, veterans and reservists retrain within the construction industry in association with various colleges around the country. And now, it’s opened up all its free courses to families of serving personnel too.

You’ll learn carpentry and joinery; CSCS Test and health and safety; plumbing; brickwork; rendering; plasterboard; plastering; painting and decorating; Makita Be Safe and tiling.

When complete, you’ll gain a City & Guilds level one diploma in Property Maintenance, Health & Safety and a CSCS card.

Interested? Go to to find out how to apply.

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