26 March 2019

Open Doors 2019 – A record year!

Held from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 March, Open Doors 2019 saw the highest ever number of sites open!

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, construction companies opened their doors at places ranging from hospitals to schools to housing to BIM caves, offering a unique chance for members of the public to go behind the scenes at live construction sites, offices, factories and training centres across Great Britain.

With 6,000 bookings made, thousands of visitors took advantage of the opportunity to see the range of careers and professions the construction industry has to offer.

The construction industry is looking to recruit 168,500 people in the next 5 years, and campaigns such as Open Doors are an ideal way to showcase what it is possible to do in construction. With Build UK members opening not just the live sites, but also offices and factories which provide a whole range of diverse opportunities, we can engage with students, career changers, and many more who may necessarily wouldn’t have considered construction as a career path before.

Visitors enjoyed the opportunity Open Doors creates, with one saying “I was able to ask lots of questions and I can’t wait to find my dream role within the industry”. This is what Open Doors is all about.

Open Doors is delivered as part of the Inspiring Construction campaign, and over the next year, keep your eyes peeled for some exciting things on the way, to inspire the next generation to choose a career in construction.

Visitors can now register their interest for Open Doors 2020. Let’s see if we can go bigger and better!

If you are interested in opening up your sites, offices or training centres for Open Doors 2020, please contact info@opendoors.construction