Open Doors 2019: A Record Year

Friday, 29 March 2019

Held on 18 – 23 March, Open Doors 2019 saw the highest ever number of sites open!

The campaign, which is led by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), aims to inspire young people and career changers to consider and explore a dynamic and exciting career in the construction industry.

Supported by Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), Reference Point, Construction News and Go Construct, construction companies opened their doors at places ranging from hospitals to schools to housing to BIM caves, offering a unique chance for members of the public to go behind the scenes at live construction sites, offices, factories and training centres across Great Britain.

With 6,000 bookings made, thousands of visitors took advantage of the opportunity to see the range of careers and professions the construction industry has to offer.

The construction industry is looking to recruit 168,500 people in the next 5 years, and campaigns such as Open Doors are an ideal way to showcase what is possible to do in construction. With Build UK members opening not just the live sites, but also offices and factories that provide a whole range of diverse opportunities, we can engage with students, career changers, and many more who may necessarily would not have considered construction as a career path before.

Visitors enjoyed the opportunity Open Doors creates, with one saying; “I was able to ask lots of questions and I can’t wait to find my dream role within the industry.” This is what Open Doors is all about.

Open Doors is delivered as part of the Inspiring Construction campaign, and over the next year, keep your eyes peeled for some exciting things on the way, to inspire the next generation to choose a career in construction.

Visitors can now register their interest for Open Doors 2020:

If you are interested in opening up your sites, offices or training centres for Open Doors 2020, please email:

Let’s see if we can go bigger and better!


For more information:

Reference Point Limited 
Tel: +44 (0)1753 279927 

Build UK 
Tel: 0844 249 5351 

Notes to Editors:

About Reference Point Limited

Founded over 20 years ago, Reference Point is an award-winning UK-based technology provider with a proven track record of successfully implementing solutions that deliver real-business benefits for clients: today and tomorrow.

Through its market leading range of solutions and technology, Reference Point enables its clients to help manage workforces smartly; ensuring that people are trained, qualified and can work safely and effectively together. Smartcard technology and mobile app solutions allow clients to provide critical, portable up-to-date information that can be checked wherever and whenever it’s needed.

With the calibre of its clients, expertise of its staff and business model - clients are reassured that they are in good company.

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