Employing Veterans in the Construction Industry

How can it help me?

100% Veteran Owned and Operated: 100% Veteran Employees

Why Veterans? The Victorian Government has recently added Veterans to the Priority Job Seekers list. This means that all major Government funded projects must employ Veterans or other cohorts.

Veterans will enhance your current team with loyalty, task focus, teamwork, integrity, and initiative.

Who is Behind Veterans in Construction?

Dan Cropped

Dan Cairnes

Dan served in the Australian Defence Force for over a decade where he fulfilled a variety of regimental, training and operational appointments as an Army Officer. Since leaving the military, Dan has built a career in the construction industry where he has worked on many large-scale projects, in roles ranging from crane operations through to project management. In addition to his trade qualification, Dan is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and RMIT University where he attained an MBA (Executive).

Dave Cropped

David Farrell MG

Dave brings a unique and powerful range of skillsets and experience that only defence force personnel can bring.  As well as being a highly accomplished and decorated former member of the Army’s elite Special Air Service Regiment with nine operational deployments, Dave is also a registered builder. Dave brings new dimensions to Veterans in Construction in terms of strategic thinking, strong problem solving and robust leadership skills.

How Can it Help Me?

Is this a good fit for you?


Have you served in the Defence Force as a full-time employee or reservist?


Do you love working as part of a team that is truly focused on achieving their mission?


Does working on major projects like rail, roads, buildings excite you?


Can you: adapt quickly, work hard and as part of a team?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would like to hear from you.
Please fill out the contact form below and one of our veteran employed staff members will contact you shortly.

Take the Next Step

Do you have what it takes?

Veterans in Construction understand the challenges faced by veterans during the transition from military to civilian life. We also understand that all veterans have many ‘non tangible skills’ such as Teamwork, Mission Focus, Integrity, Loyalty, Initiative, and Adaptability amongst others.

We value these skill sets and promote them to the construction industry on a daily basis. Every worker we have employed thoroughly enjoys their work as do the worksite superintendents who constantly report to us just how good veterans are at completing any task with minimal fuss.

If you like the idea of working on major projects, both on the tools or in the office, please fill out the contact form and we will contact you ASAP.

Our mission is to be the labour hire company of choice in Victoria by December 2019 and employ as many veterans as possible.

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A Case Study to be Proud of

"Level crossing project veterans partnership deemed a success"

Taken from RailExpress.com.au

After one year, the partnership between an Australian veterans group and the Level Crossing Removal project in Melbourne’s south-east has helped a dozen ex-military personnel transition to civilian life.

Veterans in Construction – inspired by the Helmets to Hard Hats program in the United States – was co-founded in 2015 by David Cook and Dan Cairns to provide advice, mentoring, support, and connections for Australian veterans looking to get into construction work.

Video from Level Crossings Removal Authority

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