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Become one of 1000's of Australian Employers that hires Veterans and reap the business rewards.

Over the past 5 years, companies all over Australia have been moving towards hiring veterans. They see the benefit a veteran can bring to their company or organisation?

Defence Force personnel lead a very disciplined, mission focused, dynamic lifestyle. From the moment they join the Defence Force they become part of a team and are taught the importance of teamwork, initiative, respect, and leadership. Their decision-making skills and leadership techniques are constantly tested, and they understand how to lead teams.

As the war in Afghanistan and Iraq wind down, we are seeing many leaders leave the Defence Force to pursue careers in the civilian sector. The construction industry offers veterans a similar lifestyle they are accustomed to

We also aim to direct a percentage of VCS profits in to the veteran community by supporting clubs and other charities.

If you want to turbocharge your workforce, get in touch with the team at Veterans in Construction/VCS.

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A name you can Trust

Veterans in Construction/VCS is registered as a supplier with the Industry Capability Network (ICN), allowing you to hire capable workers when you need them and find us amongst the other names that you know and trust.

Veterans in Construction/VCS are proud to certified as a Social Trader. Our profits are directed back into our company so that we can we can further serve our Veterans with further education, more resources and a better outcome for all.

Why hire Veterans?


Veterans are the best workforce available

Veterans are equipped with the skills you need to grow your business. They understand and practice great leadership techniques, communications skills, take the initiative, respect others, and are self-disciplined.


Veterans are on the Priority Job Seekers list

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 in Construction aim to become the Australia’s largest employer of veterans.


We give back!

What company dedicates their profits back in to their workforce and community? We do! Our business model allows us to further educate and better equip our staff. We also aim to direct a percentage profits in to the veteran community by supporting clubs and other charities.

When you hire a veteran, you are hiring a highly skilled and capable individual that enjoys learning new skills and challenges. You are also hiring an individual that has volunteered to serve our great nation.

My experience on a recently completed Level Crossing Removal Project with construction workers from Veterans in Construction has been very positive. These military veterans who have turned their hands to construction work are loyal, hardworking and smart. They bring a greatly needed dynamic to the work site.

Errol S
Strategic Sourcing Manager

I have worked closely with Veterans in Construction since they were founded. Their commitment to their employees is extraordinary and is to be commended. Dan and Dave have a brilliant understanding of the industry and have created a new type of professionalism with their skilled and highly adaptable veteran workforce.

Rob H
Construction Director

Positions filled by our Veterans

  • Site clean ups
  • Defects
  • Civil
  • Demolitions
  • Concrete labouring
  • Jack hammering & scabbling work
  • Formwork labourers
  • Site amenities (Peggy duties)
  • Grouters
  • Labourers & Trades Assistants
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Plant Operation
  • Riggers
  • Scaffolders
  • Scissor and Boomlift Operators
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Concrete Finishers
  • Dogmen
  • Site Managers
  • Electrical Spotters
  • First Aiders
  • Hoist/Alimak Lift Drivers
  • And more…

How do I get involved?

Fill in the form below to register your comapny’s information with Veterans in Construction. By sending us this information, we will add you to our employer mailing list so you have access to our capable veteran workforce.

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A Case Study to be Proud of

"Level crossing project veterans partnership deemed a success"

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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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