If you’re looking for a new challenge, career change or you’re unemployed, this free course could be just the thing for you…

Building Heroes is a charity that 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 courses to families of serving personnel too. Its February 2021 course is aimed specifically at military families, with twelve places initially up for grabs.

The course runs over a five-week period (Monday-Friday) starting on 22 February at Wandsworth College, London. You’ll learn carpentry & joinery, CSCS Test and health & safety, plumbing, brickwork, rendering, plasterboard, plastering, painting & 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.

If you live outside of the London area, Building Heroes can put you in touch with organisations who offer various grants and bursaries to help cover your accommodation or travel costs. All safety equipment and uniform are provided, and the workshops adhere to social distancing rules.

Shaun, who took the course at Wandsworth College, says: “It built confidence in my abilities where none existed before and helped me to pinpoint my interests and indeed my strengths to develop further. The support and guidance post-course have also been frequent and useful with opportunities for employment.”

Interested? Go to buildingheroes.org.uk/course to find out more information and make your application.

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