Construction Career Opportunities for Veterans

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If you are a U.S. veteran and are eligible for GI benefits, you can apply these benefits as a Messer apprentice. Messer has apprenticeship programs registered and certified through the Department of Labor in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and North Carolina. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

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Use GI benefits toward VA-certified apprenticeship programs

You have invaluable skills that fit perfectly in the construction industry. Safety. Best-practices. Teamwork. These are the characteristics that make Messer's self-performance work valuable for our customers and employees and a great fit for construction jobs for veterans.

Messer offers two apprenticeship programs:

  • Laborer Apprenticeship Program (LAP) two-year program certified through the Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Veteran Affairs (VA).
  • Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (CAP) four-year program certified through the DOL and VA in all Messer regions.

Please be aware, it is not the practice of Messer or any of our subsidiaries to request personal information or conduct employment interviews via email or web chat. The safety and protection of your personal information are our top priorities. All offers of employment include face-to-face interview.

Here's what Messer employees say about construction jobs for veterans.

Gerald N., Senior Company Foreman; E-4 Third Class Petty Officer, Intelligence Specialist, U.S. Navy

"The best advice and encouragement I can give to any of my brothers and sisters who are former military seeking employment at Messer is to bring every aspect of their military bearing, discipline and can-do attitude to the job. Teamwork and the ability to take direction is critical to success and will take an individual a very long way.”

construction jobs for veterans
construction jobs for veterans

Kristina G., Carpenter Apprentice; E-5 Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

“Take the time to look at your military job description. It often translates well into construction. Don’t just assume it wouldn’t be a good fit based on your day-to-day because you’d be surprised just how much experience you can carry over.”

Stacy H., Company Operator Foreman; E4 Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

“There are a lot of different job opportunities in construction. Take part in all the different training classes that are offered and find the job in construction that best suits you.”

construction jobs for veterans
construction jobs for veterans

Brett M., Carpenter Foreman, U.S. Navy Seaman, Operation Specialist, U.S. Navy

“I have worked for only two companies that felt like family and that I could call a home. Messer is one of them. The construction industry has been very good to me. I went to college for a while after my time in the Navy on the GI Bill, but realized after 1.5 years that it wasn’t for me. I picked up a hammer and haven’t looked back. I have learned many different trades and worked on several very interesting projects.”