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Ex-Military Personnel

The Persimmon Group can offer you the ideal opportunity to put the skills and experience you will have picked up during your military service to good use as you develop your civilian career. Whether you already have skills that we can use, or if you are looking for the opportunity to retrain, we are confident that we will have an opening for you.

The Company has signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant which demonstrates its support and commitment to the Armed Forces family. We are an MOD approved employer and work in partnership with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA) and Support for Britain's Reservists.

Direct Employment Opportunities.

Whatever the length of your military career and whatever your role, we are interested in talking to you. We have many opportunities on site and in our offices for Ex Armed Forces personnel with immediate transferable skills.

Recent recruits who have joined Persimmon from the Forces have included Trainee Site Managers, Trainee Sales Advisors, Health & Safety Advisors, Trainee Quantity Surveyors, Bricklayers, Joiners and Telescopic Handler Operators.

"Combat to Construction" Traineeship

The Combat to Construction Traineeship is a Persimmon Homes initiative which enables service leavers to re-train into a rewarding second career within the house building industry. We will train and employ you, commit to pay you a living wage during your 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 supports you to make the transition from the military into house building. 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 you start a rewarding new career with us.

Current jobs that are suitable for Service Leavers are advertised on “RightJob” and if you have access you should apply through where you should log-in and search for “Persimmon”. Alternatively you can use the search facility on this website to find roles by location or job title and apply directly to the relevant Persimmon business.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about Persimmon’s commitment to Armed Forces Resettlement, please contact our Resourcing Manager Gareth Barnes at

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