Open Doors takes you behind the scenes to showcase the fantastic range of careers available in construction – hundreds of events will be available by March 2024. All types of construction sites, as well as training and manufacturing facilities, depots, offices, virtual reality and online events will be on offer to showcase roles across the sector.
The event, which partners with Go Construct, is an exclusive opportunity to experience construction workplaces and see the range of the 180+ different careers in action. Visitors will not only gain an exclusive insight into the sector but will leave inspired to consider construction careers going forwards.
If you are interested in attending an Open Doors visit, use the interactive map to locate events in your area. You can then look at the event profiles and book your place from 8 January 2024. You will be asked to provide sizes for protective clothing (PPE), if required. Events will continue to be added until March 2024, so check back regularly for new additions in your local area. Please contact the Open Doors team if you cannot find anything nearby.
Open Doors will take place from Monday 18 – Saturday 23 March 2024. View our Countdown to Open Doors 2024 for further information and to see the upcoming dates for your diaries.
All Open Doors visits are provided free of charge. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with additional costs involved e.g. travel, but if personal protective equipment (PPE) is required the site will provide this for you.
If a suitable site does not appear on our map by January 2024, please contact us and we will ask our site hosts if they can open one local to you. If we cannot source a local site for you we will see if any online events are a possibility.
We would recommend sensible shoes and comfortable clothing and it is always a good idea to bring some waterproof clothing as well just in case! Protective clothing (PPE) will be provided by the construction company hosting the site tour if required.
You will get the opportunity to see the project, office, or factory, meet the people who work in the industry and hear about their route into the industry. Many sites will require visitors to wear protective clothing (PPE), which will be provided. Some sites will also offer interactive experiences e.g. virtual reality, simulators or work tasters. Individual sites will provide information on what will be on offer on their site profiles, but you can contact them directly through their profile if you would like additional details.
If you have any specific requests or interests please mention them when booking and we will do our best to help to make them happen.
This will vary and estimated durations can be found on each site profile.
Yes absolutely! Just remember you will need to book each site individually and provide all the requested details separately (e.g. shoe sizes), as the sites will likely be hosted by different companies.
Whilst we encourage groups of all sizes, some sites may be operating under restrictions that mean they are not able to host larger groups. Please check the individual site profile for further details and remember that the earlier you book, the easier it will be to accommodate you!
We actively encourage all sites to host children where possible. Details on whether children can attend, and any applicable age restrictions, will be available on each site profile, as this will differ from site to site. Please note if a site does allow children to visit, all vulnerable individuals including under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If under 18, they must also have parental or legal guardian consent.
From Monday 8 January 2024, you will need to log in to your account to book an Open Doors visit. Your account will be created when you make your first booking. You can use the same account to book additional visits.
If possible, you should have the shoe and protective clothing (PPE) sizes handy for all persons attending. These can be amended or added in later if necessary. (Not all sites require visitors to wear protective clothing).
Your account will be created when you first book a visit to an Open Doors site. You can then use the same account to book other visits.
A group visit to an Open Doors site will allow you all to see what goes on behind the scenes and learn about the fantastic range of careers available in construction. We encourage visitors to bring their friends and families along.
Whilst we aim to be able to host all disabled visitors, this will depend on the site in question. Each site will clearly outline its accessibility and you can contact the sites directly through their site profiles if you need further information or provisions.
The construction industry can offer people from all different ages and backgrounds an exciting career. There is so much more to construction than just building, from design and engineering through project planning to the archaeological digs that take place. To find out more about the wide variety of construction careers, the qualifications you need and case studies on what it is really like, please visit the careers website Go Construct.
Our Careers page features lots of useful information on construction industry roles and how to get into them.
For general questions relating to Open Doors please email our team via email@example.com. For information on visiting specific sites please make direct contact through each site’s profile.