HEROES4HIRE-HANDYMEN, provides fully-funded training and a future in new careers for ex-servicemen and women

A fourth cohort of 12 ex-servicemen have just completed 6-weeks of rigorous and intense training and are now ready to be employed throughout the counties of West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset and Gwent to carry out every aspect of property maintenance!

Twelve ex-servicemen from all over the country graduated from Brimsbury Campus, Chichester College, West Sussex on Friday, July 28.

On the day, each newly-trained veteran was presented with the keys to their fully-equipped and branded vans by founder and CEO of Heroes4Hire-Handymen, Nigel Blanchard – a Cheshire-based former RAF Aerospace Systems Operator.

This is the fourth cohort to be trained and operational in as part of a 4-year roll-out plan; the first three cohorts being fully trained at Reaseheath College, Cheshire and operational across the North West since March this year.

Heroes4Hire-Handymen was launched by Nigel Blanchard and involves the training of former soldiers, sailors, airmen (and women) with business acumen, a full complement of property maintenance skills, Health & Safety qualification – and then setting them up with a full employment career, full salary with pension and NI, complete with a smart uniform, mobile phone and fully-equipped, branded van.

His aim is to create an army of fully-qualified handymen and women sourced entirely from ex-armed forces personnel.

In teams of 12 at a time, they undergo a 32 day, residential course and Nigel is planning on having 12 new recruits ‘graduate’ every six weeks as part of his 4-year national roll-out plan.

Nigel, 53, explained: ”Just over two years ago I identified an opportunity to supply handyman and maintenance services on a more formal and professional basis. Two years of hard work later and Heroes4Hire-Handymen was born.

“It draws on and allows the public to access the discipline, teamwork, dependability and integrity of individuals who served their country and offers each veteran the opportunity to develop their own skills and business acumen.”

All the training and operations for each veteran are fully-funded by Nigel’s company.

He has already negotiated and agreed commercial terms for maintenance contracts with Countrywide Group, the UK’s largest chain of estate agents and is in negotiations with several other national firms.

For more information please visitwww.h4h-handymen.co.uk