BuildForce is a collaborative industry-led programme, with an objective to reduce skills gaps in construction. BuildForce connects the military community to construction careers through a UK-wide BuildForce Alliance, supported by government. by providing service leavers with mentoring guidance on identifying transferable skills, training, constructing CVs, work placements and job opportunities.

The BuildForce Alliance is a UK-wide network of construction employers (of which IKO are proud to be part of), industry bodies and military charities (who have all signed the BuildForce Charter), together with the MoD and Government which aims to engage and enable Service Leavers and Veterans to achieve sustainable employment in the construction industry.


Service Leavers and Veterans using their diverse and valued skills to address employers’ needs in the construction and the built environment industry.


To inspire and enable Service Leavers and Veterans to pursue a career in construction and the built environment.

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