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Persimmon Homes Ltd

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Bricklayers & Joiners

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 The Combat to Construction Traineeship is a Persimmon Homes programme which will enable service leavers to transfer their existing skills into a rewarding second career within the house building industry. We will train and employ service leavers and commit to pay them a living wage during their training, which will lead to a recognised qualification and above all, a fulfilling and rewarding career with the Company.


Through Combat to Construction, an NVQ Level 2 trade training programme will be support service leavers to make the transition from the military into house building, in Bricklaying and Joinery

Why Construction

The skills and experience of many service leavers are highly comparable with those required to work within construction. The Combat to Construction Traineeship builds on those skills to help them start a rewarding new career with us.

Just as in the Armed Forces, Trainees will be working as part of a highly professional team in which every member depends upon their colleagues to get the job done.

Their military training will have given them the flexibility, discipline and loyalty to be adaptable and prepared to travel at short notice, allowing them to make a vital contribution wherever the action is.

The Qualification

The qualification is an NVQ Level 2 Framework in Trowel Occupation (Bricklaying) that can be achieved with hard work and commitment to qualify them into the industry. The training is free and they will receive a living wage to allow them to complete their qualification.

 Preferred additional skills

An experience of working in a construction environment or experience of construction training would be desirable but is not essential. The application process can be through Rightjob or direct application to the