As a member of the Armed Forces, you will have developed a unique range of transferable skills and a can-do attitude and we believe that the construction industry is a great fit when leaving the forces and looking for the next step in your career.

At Willmott Dixon we have a culture where the skills you have developed can continue to thrive, resulting in a second career equally as exciting as the first.

Why a new career in construction?

The construction industry is facing a growing skills gap, for both technical and soft skills. We recognise that as a member of the Armed Forces these skills, such as teamwork, communication, flexibility, problem solving and working under pressure, will have been part and parcel of day to day life in the military.

You may even have technical skills such as project management or construction experience, although this is not essential. Whatever your background, there are a wide variety of roles and opportunities, in a range of locations and workplaces. For more information about the types of roles available click here.

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Why Willmott Dixon?

We like to think there is no better place to have a rewarding career and achieve your aspirations than Willmott Dixon. We were ranked No 5 in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020 and have recently been voted No.1 in the UK for our approach to inclusivity and diversity by the FT.

Lots of our people have joined us from a military background and we have an internal network of people to support your journey into civilian employment. We also work with a range of military charities and organisations, including Career Transition Partnership, the Officers Association and the Sappers Network. We are signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant, and have been awarded a bronze award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We encourage people from all backgrounds to join our team and believe everyone has their own unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed. You can find out more about what it's like to work with us and embark on the career of a lifetime here.


We are delighted to support transition programmes such as the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. Aligning with the Armed Forces Covenant, the programme encourages employers to support defence personnel and inspire others to do the same. It encourages employers to actively engage with applications from servicemen and servicewomen as part of the recruitment process, as well as supporting Reservists.

What's next?

  1. If your skills already closely match our requirements, then apply directly. For a list of roles for which we are actively recruiting, click here.
  2. Make a speculative application and join our military talent pool, and we can help match your skills to our needs. Apply here.
  3. Come and meet us at a CTP careers event.