Open Doors 2017 showcases the variety of construction careers available

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Live construction sites and an insight into the range of job roles available in the sector will be the focus of Open Doors 2017

Tickets are now available for the Open Doors 2017 event. Held between 27 March and the 1 April, the event will be hosted by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and media partner Construction News are also supporting the event.

Live construction sites

The event will offer live construction sites and offices for the public to go behind the scenes. It provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from people working in the industry about their experiences and for visitors to experience first-hand the impact of construction on communities.

Furthermore it will showcase the range of careers that can be taken up in the industry, inspiring young people to consider construction as viable future.

Last year’s event saw 3,000 people visit 138 construction sites across England, Scotland, and Wales. It is hoped 2017 will be another successful event, with over 35 diverse projects already registered to open their sites. This includes Multiplex’s 22 Bishopsgate in London and Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, Kier’s Callywith College in Cornwall, and Bouygues UK’s Pembroke Learning Campus in Wales.

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE said: “With bookings now open and more and more sites registering to take part in Open Doors, 2017 is set to be another hugely successful event.

“If you’re looking for a career which is diverse and challenging, you should look no further than construction; my career started from a site visit and Open Doors enables you to take a closer look at some of the UK’s most exciting projects and experience for yourself what makes construction such a fantastic industry.”

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