Veterans in Construction is a Certified Social Enterprise that has a 97% veteran workforce who work across a multitude of Tier 1 Projects within the Building & Construction industry in Victoria & ACT.
The company provides security, stability, and structure in a team setting, along with a range of support via training, mentoring, and upskilling for all staff. To date, Veterans in Construction has been able to offer over 100 jobs to veterans (including to those who were previously unemployed), as well as three apprenticeships.
When an individual joins Veterans in Construction, they are provided with relevant construction qualifications which are often fast tracked through the partnerships Veterans in Construction has with training providers. Once an employee receives this training, they can transition directly into a job and begin their civilian career.
“Veterans do not want a hand out, we just want the opportunity to show what we can do.” - CEO Dave Farrell,
Dave’s focus isn’t on just getting veterans into jobs, but setting them up for long term careers in the construction industry.
In addition to recognition in this year’s Awards, Veterans In Construction won Veteran Employee of the Year – Small at the 2019 Prime Minister’s National Veterans’ Employment Awards.