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Housebuilder's Armed Forces Programme empowers veterans for a bight future i Nottinghamshire

Housebuilder's Armed Forces Programme empowers veterans for a bight future i Nottinghamshire

An assistant site manager is building a path to success within the construction industry since joining Nottingham-based developer Barratt Homes through its Armed Forces Transition Programme.

The programme offers ex-service personnel a valuable opportunity to transition into the construction industry and advance their careers.

Through the scheme, participants receive comprehensive experience, training, and unwavering support to embark on a rewarding path in site management.

Nathan Woodcock (27), who works on the homebuilder’s Romans’ Quarter development in Bingham, supports the on-site team with maintaining a five-star rated customer service by co-ordinating the trades, ordering materials, and delivering regular health and safety checks.

Since joining the developer in October 2022 as a trainee assistant site manager, Nathan has been enjoying all the perks that the industry has to offer while developing valuable skills through the programme, which helps to ensure bright and promising futures for those making the transition.

For Armed Forces Day (29th June), Nathan has highlighted how the scheme can facilitate a smooth transition for those seeking a fulfilling career beyond their military service.

He said:

“The Armed Forces Transition Programme is excellent. It provided extensive knowledge, opportunities to travel across the country, and insight into the challenges faced by builders. I believe this gave me the best foundation to start working in the industry as an assistant site manager."

Nathan enlisted in the army in September 2013, joining the Royal Engineers as a plumber, but he spent the majority of his career in EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).

Nathan added:

“I renovated my own house, helped on my uncle’s properties, and when I saw Barratt Homes had a dedicated Armed Forces Transition Programme, I couldn’t think of a better reason to give it a go.

“One of the biggest achievements so far has been working with award-winning site managers to win Pride in the Job and Seal of Excellence awards at Gateford Park in Worksop and at Romans’ Quarter.”

Nathan is encouraging armed forces personnel who are contemplating a career change to consider the construction industry as a viable and rewarding option.

He said:

“For ex-service personnel seeking a new role, I believe it is very beneficial to look at the job roles in the construction industry and check the qualifications needed before applying. When I joined Barratt Homes, I already had some of the required qualifications.

“Barratt Homes offers continuous training to help you be the best. The employee benefits are also great, including excellent paternity leave and health care for your family.”

To learn more about the career opportunities available, visit the website at Barratt Careers.

To view the range of properties that the housebuilder is building across the county, visit Barratt Homes in Nottinghamshire.

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