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Construction Skills People partners with Help for Heroes to provide vocational training

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

The international charity Help for Heroes has joined forces with Wiltshire Wildlife trust to provided qualifications to veterans who have been injured in conflict.

The vocational training, which is run by national training provider Construction Skills People, takes place at Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire, a recovery centre available to all wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.

As part of a recent qualification in excavation the Veterans were given practical, hands-on training creating a new wildlife pond, and a new woodland camp construction in the Tedworth House grounds.

Such training is extremely valuable in supporting and increasingly the employability of the veterans. Unemployment is a significant issue for ex-military personnel; indeed, a 2014 study found that veterans are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed than civilians, with 8% of ex-military personnel found unemployed.

Construction Skills People are the country’s largest provider of commercial and Government funded training to the UK’s construction sector. The qualifications they offer the veterans gives them the skills to continue into employment, and readjust to life outside the army.

Construction Skills People are dedicated to delivering training solutions, with training centres available nationwide. However, it is their ability to deliver courses on-site, where it is convenient, which allowed them to take on the opportunity to partner with Help for Heroes, and offer training courses at Tedworth House Recovery Centre.

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