The week aims to inspire people to consider careers in the construction industry by letting the public see inside sites, factories and offices across the country.
Registered sites so far include Multiplex’s 22 Bishopsgate, Mace’s Battersea Power Station redevelopment and Skanska at 51 Moorgate.
A statement from Build UK said: “For many people the image of the construction sector is still a macho world with long working hours, muddy boots and unpleasant working conditions."
“If the industry is going to build a sustainable pipeline of young, diverse talent clamouring to join, it needs to demonstrate to those outside the sector that the current image is outdated and change their perception."
“The most powerful way to do that is by the people already working within it showcasing their projects and sharing their passion.”
The initiative is led in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board and supported by official media partners Construction News.
Build UK chief executive Suzannah Nichol said: “The week provides a fantastic chance for the industry to really show what it is made of and highlight to the next generation just how exciting their career in construction could be.”
To register with Open Doors, visit: https://opendoors.construction/contactinterest
Open Doors is supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), Construction News, Go Construct and Reference Point.
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Build UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry. By bringing together Clients, Main Contractors, Trade Associations representing over 11,500 Specialist Contractors and other organisations committed to industry collaboration, Build UK represents more than 40% of UK construction www.BuildUK.org