FSI Gurkhas

In the UK, FSI's employees include a variety of ex-servicemen and the majority of these are ex-Gurkhas.

Gurkhas are renowned for being outstanding soldiers and excellent guards. What is not so widely known is that many Gurkhas are highly skilled specialists trained in a variety of skills. Specialist areas include:

  • Bricklayer & Concreter: Groundworker / Bricklayer
  • Builder & Structural Finisher: Painter and Decorator / Plasterer and Dry Liner
  • Carpenter & Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Fabricator
  • Fitter Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Mechanic
  • Plumber
  • Plant Operator
  • Logistics / Resources Specialist
  • HGV Driver
  • Communications Specialist – Telecommunications
  • Construction Materials Technician
  • Design Draughtsman – CAD Operator (Civils and E&M)
  • Survey Engineer – Site Engineer
  • Clerical and administrative staff
  • Chefs


FSI specialises in sourcing degree-educated and formally trained (in management, leadership and command) ex-military officers. Some officers are also professionally qualified engineers / chartered engineers who hold highly transferrable skills and qualifications.

  • Disciplined, honest
  • Diligent and follow instructions well
  • Robust, hard-working
  • Health and Safety aware - risk aware
  • Team players - force multipliers, leaders
  • Wide range of skill sets / trades
  • Technically competent


  • Culturally strong – extra team cohesion
  • Value employment
  • Strict selection criteria – top 1%
  • Loyal, courteous, polite
  • Enhanced work ethic
  • Courage
  • ‘KAIDA’ – Gurkha code of honour




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