A site worth seeing: Construction opens its doors in Scotland

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh will open its dorrs as part of the event

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Build UK have joined forces for a week of exclusive, behind-the-scenes events at some of the best building sites in Scotland.

Open Doors gives access to dozens of construction projects to inspire people to choose a career in construction and take the next steps to progress into the industry.

From future architects, bricklayers and civil engineers to front-of-house sales managers, visitors of all ages and skill sets can get on site at Open Doors events from today until Saturday June 18.

Projects opening their doors include:

  • Highland Hospice, Inverness Spaces still available
  • Anderson High School, Lerwick Spaces still available

  • Caol Joint Campus, Fort William
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children & Department for Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh
  • Marr College, Troon
  • East Ayrshire Learning Campus - William McIlvanney Campus, Kilmarnock

  • New Window Dunfermline Museum & Art Gallery, Dunfermline
  • New Window Ayr Academy, Ayr
  • New Window Marischal Square, Aberdeen
  • New Window Forth Replacement Crossing, South Queensferry

  • New Window Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
  • Inverness College, Inverness
  • Garnock Community Campus, Glengarnock

  • People interested in getting on site can book at opendoors.construction.

    Once on site, visitors will find out exactly what it takes to create the iconic buildings of the future.

    Suzannah Nichol, Build UK chief executive, said: “The construction industry is in a war for talent so we are delighted to be running Open Doors in partnership with CITB. It’s an exciting chance for anyone seeking a future career, a new challenge, or a change of direction to see first-hand what construction has to offer. We look forward to welcoming people of all ages onto our member sites.”

    Lorraine Gregory, CITB partnerships manager, said: “Over 230,000 new construction jobs will be created across Britain by 2020 and this is a great way to showcase some of them. Potential new entrants will get an exclusive opportunity to see first-hand what it’s like to work in the industry and what a rewarding career construction can be.

    “Open Doors is an excellent way of inspiring people to consider a career in construction. And it’s a key part of how CITB is supporting the construction industry through Go Construct.”

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