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Combat to Construction Traineeship

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Combat to Construction Traineeship

About Us


Building around 15,000 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide with 24 Regional Operating Businesses, Persimmon is proud to be the one of the UK's leading house builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We also take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are passionate about designing homes that are sensitive to the environment in which they are built. Founded in 1972 and with our headquarters in historic York, the group comprises a North, South and Central Division with a number of regional offices throughout the UK. We're building places to call home right the way from Scotland through to the North and Midlands, across East Anglia and Wales, down to the South and South West of England.

An industry that relies on military precision


  • Just as in the Armed Forces, you’ll be working as part of a highly professional team in which every member of the team depends upon their colleagues to get the job done
  • Your military training will have given you the flexibility to be prepared to travel at short notice to make a vital contribution wherever the action is
  • You’ll be able to apply the technical and practical skills you’ve acquired to a whole range of essential tasks Now advertising on RightJob for locations across England… 
Combat to Construction
Traineeship - Bricklayer and Joiner
“Welcome to our Civvy Street “

The Combat to Construction Traineeship programme is a Persimmon Homes initiative which aims to enable service leavers to transfer their existing skills into a rewarding second career within the house building industry. We aim to train and employ service leavers by committing to pay you a living wage during your period of training with us. Through Combat to Construction, an NVQ Level 2 trade training programme will be available to support service leavers to make the transition from the military into house building, in Bricklaying and Joinery.

The Framework

The Framework is an NVQ Level 2 Traineeship in Trowel Occupation (Bricklaying) or Wood Occupation (Joinery) that can be achieved with hard work and commitment to qualify you into the industry. The training is free and you will receive a living wage to allow you to complete your training.

Essential Requirements

1. You must be physically and mentally fit.
2. B Vehicle Licence with the ability to travel to site.
3. You must be free to sign a contract.


Preferred additional skills

An experience of working in a construction environment or experience of construction training would be desirable but not essential.

The programme will enable semi and non skilled Armed Forces Personnel to train as Bricklayers and Joiners to NVQ level 2 which is achievable with hard work and will lead to an uplift to trade pay on qualification.

This Traineeship will attract a good living wage, not an apprenticeship wage, which will be £17000 pa and will support you through you period of training until qualified. Once qualified at NVQ level 2 you can earn considerably more.

Read full details of the Traineeships by searching for ‘Persimmon Homes’ on Rightjob and ensure that you have added Construction to your RightJob Profile for alerts.

View the Construction Industry Sector Guide for more information on working in the industry.