Educators / Careers Advisers
Why should you visit an Open Doors site?
Open Doors gives you the opportunity to show students how classroom theory is put into practice up close on a live construction site, enhancing and bringing to life many aspects of your curriculum. It provides the perfect platform to engage your students/clients on some of the most interesting and complex projects across Great Britain, and see the career opportunities this exciting and diverse industry can offer.
How can I get involved?
There is an online booking facility that will allow you to find out which projects are in your local community and book a slot that suits you and your class. We will always try to accommodate groups wherever we can, this can be confirmed during the booking process directly with the construction site. Please click here to book a site visit.
Can I visit any site?
You can visit any and as many participating sites as you like; just use our online booking system to book a slot to avoid disappointment on the day.
What will we see?
You're going to see exactly what happens behind the scenes at some of the largest and most exciting projects across Great Britain. Depending on which sites you choose to visit you could see; the most advanced construction machinery, a huge range of skills being demonstrated by a wide range of experts such as steel being erected, 3D modelling, and even the delicate refurbishment of period features.
What will your clients/students learn?
Open Doors will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how the theory taught in the curriculum is put into practice in a live construction environment. The opportunities to learn on a construction site are limitless, not simply architecture and building but a full range of activities including; archeology, design, engineering, history, social history, community legacy, sustainability and more.
You can also access a range of construction related, free educational and careers resources to use either before or after your visit please visit: Go Construct Resources (registration/log in required)
What can construction offer you?
Construction offers people of all ages the chance to have a long and fulfilling career in one of the most important sectors for the future of the country. It embraces all talents from the practical to the theoretical across a range of subjects. 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