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Open Doors – Get into Construction

Are you thinking about a career in construction? This month the Jobcentre tells us about the Open Doors event taking place that will have all the information you need.

Open Doors aims to inspire more people to get into the construction industry by letting them go ‘behind the scenes’ to discover the diverse and rewarding range of career paths the industry has to offer, as well as changing people’s perceptions of construction.

How do I find out more about a career in construction?
If you’re interested in a career in construction more information on different roles, qualifications and a range of case studies can be found on the construction careers website Go Construct.

When will Open Doors take place?
The next Open Doors event will take place from Monday 16 – Saturday 21 March 2020 which you can book now. Please visit opendoors.construction/visitors#register-your-interest to register your interest.

How do I book my site visit?
You will need to log in to your account to book which will be created when you make your first booking. You can use the same account to book others.

What will happen during my site visit?
You will get the opportunity to see a project, office, or factory, and meet the people who work in the industry. And, of course, if you have any specific requests or interests please mention them when booking.

Can you tell me about access for visitors with disabilities?
The information page for each individual site will clearly state disability access.

Can large groups attend?
We encourage groups of all sizes, however, due to some site restrictions larger groups may not always be possible. Please check the individual site’s information page for further information. And the earlier you book, the easier it will be to accommodate you.

How long will the site visit last?
An estimated duration can be found on the site’s page, but this will vary from site to site.

Can I attend more than one site?
Yes absolutely! Just remember you will need to book each one.

Do I need to wear anything special?
We would recommend you wear sensible shoes and clothing as you will be walking around the site. Bring some waterproof clothing just in case! Health and safety clothing will be provided by the construction company.

Open Doors is open to 11-18 year-olds, educators, careers advisors, adults, career changers, parents and guardians.

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