A group of ex-forces trainees have been on a tour around the new purpose built teaching and learning facilities at Wiltshire College & University Centre Salisbury Campus under construction by Rydon.

The College provides support to those who have served in the Armed Forces as part of a partnership with Building Heroes. The Building Heroes programme provides Military Veterans with a broad range of skills suitable for a career in property maintenance, supporting candidates into employment in the construction building trades.

Rydon’s site team showed the group around the new building under construction, providing a site induction, a talk through the ongoing programme of work as well as a tour of the site.

The feedback has been so good from the trainees that Rydon will be running another session in February.

The intensive 5 week training courses for the former services personnel are designed to provide a broad range of skills suitable for a career in property maintenance. Its aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction. For more information visit the website here.

The new educational facilities at its Salisbury Campus will contain general teaching, IT rooms, engineering workshops, music, media and art studios, construction engineering and support space.