Building a life after the army with Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s Public Liaison Officer, Steven Doolan, has featured in the Daily Mirror, discussing his struggle in finding his place in the working world after eight years in the Army and being severely injured in Afghanistan.

In the article, Steven explores how Balfour Beatty’s new corporate partnership with Project RECCE helps Armed Services Veterans into construction jobs and landed him a job with Balfour Beatty. Despite never thinking he would end up working in construction, Steven is thriving and enjoys working closely with residents and schools.

On the subject, Steven said: "I love the job - no two days are the same and I really feel I am making a difference in the communities where I am working."

Paul Raby, Balfour Beatty Group HR Director, said: “This month, we launched our new and exciting charitable and volunteering approach – one that our people can be proud of, and one that helps us achieve the bold targets and ambitions we’ve set out in our refreshed sustainability strategy, “Building New Futures”.

“As a company, we’re committed to making a difference; it’s something we feel passionately about. It is through our work with our corporate partners such as Project RECCE, we can support the communities in which we operate, and truly help improve numerous lives across the UK.”

Having re-signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant in 2018, Balfour Beatty has long been committed to breaking down the barriers that veterans, reservists and their partners currently face across the industry, accommodating their needs whilst utilising their significant, transferable skill set.

Most recently, this commitment has been furthered through the launch of the company’s corporate partnership with  Project RECCE – a charity which enables service leavers to gain sustained employment in the construction industry to support veteran transition and reduce construction skills shortages.

To learn more about how Balfour Beatty are working with its corporate charity partners like Project RECCE, click here.