Discover careers in construction for students with Open Doors 2023

Students will be able to learn about the opportunities available in the construction sector in a series of construction site visits from 13 March – 18 March. 

Open Doors shows the range of careers available in construction and gives visitors an insight to working in the construction industry.

This year’s Open Doors will see more than 150 construction sites, offices, factories and training centres opened up across England, Scotland and Wales, showcasing hundreds of different professions.

Visitors will be able to go behind the hoardings on a variety of projects, including hospitals, schools and universities, theatres, libraries, viaducts, and production and training facilities.

Schools and colleges in particular are encouraged to book group visits. Students will learn more about opportunities in construction, including a diverse range of apprenticeships.

New sites will continue to be added over the coming weeks.

Suzannah Nichol MBE, chief executive of Build UK, said: “People often look at the construction sector and think it is only for a certain type of person, but it’s for everybody, and Open Doors is a fantastic way to see that. 

“There is nothing like actually going on site and watching the industry in action. So have a look at what’s on in your local area, book your visit today, and find out where a career in construction could take you!”

Suzanne Hardy, head of social value (Construct) at Mace, added: “Finding your first step into the world of work is more important than ever, and Open Doors is the perfect way to see the diverse roles construction can offer – from hands-on building trades to design, architecture, finance and sales and marketing. 

“We already have multiple visits planned with schools across our projects, so we know people have a real desire to learn more about the industry, understand the vital role it plays in the economy, and discover the opportunities available to them.”

Booking is now open for Open Doors 2023. Find out more here.

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