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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Construction Industry Training Board

Construction Industry Training Board and Build UK ‘Open Door’ to Buildings of the Future

The Construction Industry Training Board and Build UK are set to join forces for one week of exclusive, behind-the-scenes events at a range of London’s highest quality building sites. The ‘Open Doors’ initiative allows entry to a host of construction enterprises in an attempt to motivate people to opt for a career in the construction industry and help them make their first progression into the sector. Open Doors events are set to take place from Monday 13 June to Saturday 18 June and welcome everyone from civil engineers, bricklayers, front-of-house sales managers and future architects to visitors of all skill sets and ages. When visiting one of the projects, visitors will discover what goes in to constructing the iconic buildings of the future as well as being inspired to learn more about construction via the careers website for the industry – Go Construct. Build UK’s Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol said that the construction business is always endeavouring to secure the best talent available and that the Open Doors scheme, in partnership with CITB, provides an appealing opportunity to anyone contemplating a future career in the industry. She added that a career in the construction business is perfect for anyone seeking a fresh challenge or a chance to do something different with their career and that the Open Doors scheme is an ideal way of showcasing exactly what construction has to offer. Meanwhile, CITB’s Partnerships Manager, Lorraine Gregory, said that by 2020 in excess of 230,000 new jobs in construction will be created across the country and that the Open Doors scheme is a magnificent way of highlighting these opportunities. She continued by saying that visitors will be presented with a unique chance to witness for themselves what a job in the construction industry is like and how fulfilling a construction job can be.

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