11 to 18 Year Olds

Why should you visit an Open Doors site?

Open Doors gives you the opportunity to visit some of the biggest and best construction projects in Great Britain. It's your opportunity to discover what really goes on behind the scenes of a ‘live’ construction site.

How can I get involved?

If you are under 18, you will need parental or guardian consent, and you will need to come along with a responsible adult so pester your mum, dad or teacher to reserve a place using our online booking site, Be prepared to be amazed!

Can I visit any site?

You can visit any and as many sites that are taking part as you like; just use our online booking system to book a slot to avoid disappointment on the day.

What will I see?

You're going to see exactly what happens behind the scenes of some of the largest and most exciting projects in Great Britain. Depending on which sites you visit, you could see massive cranes in action, steel girders going up; the most advanced construction machinery and much, much more.

What will I learn

You're going to learn all about how people create some of the most interesting buildings in the country and many of the surprising things that go on behind the scenes each and every day. You’ll also see how the subjects you learn at school such as maths and science are used in a real life.

What can construction offer me?

There is so much more to building that you'd imagine from design and engineering through to project planning and archaeological digs. The opportunities are endless. To find out more about the different careers, the qualifications you need and case studies on what its really like, visit the new construction careers website Go Construct