29 March 2018
Record numbers for Open Doors 2018
This year’s Open Doors took place on 19-24 March and was one of the biggest yet!
The campaign, which is led by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), aims to inspire young people and career changers to consider and explore a dynamic and exciting career in the construction industry.
Supported by Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), Construction News and Go Construct, Build UK members and non-members opened up a fantastic 277 live construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales to the general public, with sites ranging from hospitals to housing to sporting venues, showcasing what the industry is all about.
Over 5,200 visitors took advantage of the opportunity to see for themselves the insights into the projects in their local communities as well as seeing the diverse range of skills and professions which make up the sector.
With the latest Construction Skills Network reporting concluding that 158,000 jobs will be created in the sector from 2018 – 2022, Open Doors is an ideal chance for the industry to highlight the number of dynamic and exciting careers there are in the construction industry. Jobs in demand include carpenters, labourers and white collar managerial roles highlighting the diverse range of opportunities in the industry.
For more information about the opportunities that are available in construction, visit the Go Construct website.