What better way to inspire the younger generation in considering a career in construction than to offer them the opportunity to join a live site visit. That’s exactly what 8 of our sites did during Open Doors Week, from 18th – 23rd March. We had a great response this year with the following sites participating:
- Victoria Square, Woking
- Plot 6 & 7, Cardiff
- Chapel Wharf
- The Lumen, Newcastle
- Mustard Wharf, Leeds
- 1 Finsbury Avenue, London
- 100 Liverpool Street, London
- 135 Bishopgate, London
We welcomed visitors from various age groups including high school, university and postgraduate students as well as career industry professionals.
Joining in with the Open Doors initiative allowed visitors to see what is happening behind the hoardings, and appreciate first-hand the skills of the people involved in making these construction projects happen as well as the different career opportunities available across our industry.
Adrian Cole, Business Engagement Adviser from Careers Wales visited Plot 6&7 in Cardiff commented:
“Brilliant careers talk & tour from Clare, Rob and team at Sir Robert McAlpine to Cardiff High Sixth Form at HMRC site Centre Square Cardiff. Great questions from pupils on engineering and architecture….”
Kay Unsworth, on the behalf of the staff and pupils at Newbridge Learning Community added:
“I would just like to thank everyone at Chapel Wharf for their time during our recent construction site visit. We thoroughly enjoyed it and I personally look forward to bringing more pupils in the future.”
For more information on Open Doors and how to get involved, visit the Open Doors website.