Young people from the Solihull area are being offered an exclusive opportunity to have a look behind the scenes at one of the area’s major construction sites.
On the 6th and 7th March Clugston will open the doors of its Dog Rescue and Welfare Centre site – a project for the Birmingham Dogs Home – in Catherine-De-Barnes, Solihull so that young people considering a career in the sector can take a tour and learn more about the world of construction.
Open Doors is an industry initiative to show the diverse and exciting range of career opportunities that construction has to offer and the wide range of skills that need to come together to make buildings and infrastructure part of our everyday lives. It will also demonstrate the importance of construction to both the national and regional economies.
The Open Doors Weekend is the result of a partnership of five leading industry bodies, UK Construction Group (UKCG), CITB-ConstructionSkills, The Considerate Constructors Scheme, Construction News and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Clugston is one of over 20 employers taking part in the Open Doors Weekend with over 75 sites registered across England, Scotland and Wales.
Paul Gouland, Marketing Director at Clugston commented, “Construction is undergoing rapid change and needs to develop a skilled, diverse workforce to meet these challenges and maintain its position as one of this country’s most dynamic, creative and important industries. Nowadays construction is more about careers than jobs and the expected increase in demand for management roles in the next few years means that we need quality talent entering the industry now to fill these future positions.
“Open Doors Weekend is a unique opportunity for the industry to display the complexity, excitement and scope of modern construction projects and give people a taste of what it’s really like to work in the industry.
However places will be limited so I’d encourage anyone interested to go on the website and register to secure their place to avoid disappointment.”