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Get Involved in Open Doors

15 March 2017

Get Involved in Open Doors

Build UK presents a single voice for the UK construction industry and we are committed to inspiring young people to take a look at the fantastic opportunities in construction and attract those looking for a career change, whilst also retaining and developing our existing workforce.

Open Doors, which is delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB, supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), Construction News and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), sees our members open their construction projects and offices to the public to go ‘behind the scenes’ and showcase the huge variety of careers available in the industry. By showing what really goes on behind the hoardings and allowing people to experience the buzz and excitement of a working site we hope to capture the imagination of the next generation of construction workers and encourage them to seek out an exciting career in our industry.

Running from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April, there are currently more than 180 sites registered to open their gates. Members of the public can book their place on a fantastic project near them, including Lendlease’s International Quarter in London, Kier’s EALC Kilmarnock Campus in Scotland, Seddon’s Branston High School in Burton-on-Trent, and Willmott Dixon’s Menai Science Park in Wales. 

By joining in, you can experience how construction is changing your community by building the homes, schools, hospitals, roads and office buildings that we all need to live full and happy lives. You will also have the opportunity to see how construction could offer you, or your children an interesting and vibrant career.

Why don't you also take a look at the sites currently registered and take your friends and family along to show them what is being built near you. Whatever you do today, get involved in Open Doors 2017.