Preparations for Build UK’s Open Doors event in 2024 is well underway. Members can now use the new Open Doors website to register the sites and other experiences they are planning to offer from Monday 18 ‐ Saturday 23 March 2024.

Open Doors Partners have already registered an exciting range of events, including Canary Wharf Group’s Wood Wharf, Kier’s Manchester Aquatics Centre, Sunbelt Rentals’ National Distribution Centre and Willmott Dixon’s Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter.

FIS Head of Skills and Training, Beena Nana said: FIS fully supports the Open Doors event and is exploring new ways in which we can demonstrate the vast career opportunities available in this rewarding sector. We’ll be announcing more on this work in the coming months.

Build UK Chair Julie White has shared her thoughts in Building Magazine on why everyone in the industry should get involved, explaining: “Open Doors provides a unique opportunity for young people and those looking for a change of career to visit our sites and other facilities to see first‐hand what the industry has to offer”. Julie will be leading by example with the support of Build UK Trade Association member, the Drilling and Sawing Association, which will be opening its Nottingham headquarters to showcase its apprentice training and the use of technology in a specialist trade.

We know that schools and colleges require advance notice to organise visits, so we recommend you register your events as soon as possible. Further information can be found in Build UK’s latest Open Doors update.