VolkerStevin will open the Colwyn Bay Promenade site to the public on the afternoons of 28 and 30 March 2017 as part of an event aimed at attracting young people into a career in construction.
Open Doors 2017 is delivered by Build UK in partnership with CITB and provides young people with behind the scenes access to some of the most prestigious construction projects across the UK.
Once on site, visitors will learn what it takes to create celebrated landmarks such as Colwyn Bay Promenade. They will find out about the current works being undertaken and will have the opportunity to ask questions. They will then be encouraged to find out more about potential careers in construction at the industry’s careers website – Go Construct.
James Elliott, site agent for VolkerStevin said: “We are very pleased to be taking part in Open Doors this year and particularly excited to open Colwyn Bay Promenade to members of the public. This is a great platform for us to showcase the hard work that goes into building iconic landmarks such as this.”
Suzannah Nichol, chief executive for Build UK said: “If you are looking for a career which is diverse and challenging, you should look no further than construction. My journey to becoming an engineer and now working on behalf of industry started from a site visit, and Open Doors enables you to take a closer look at some of the UK’s most exciting projects, and experience for yourself what makes construction such a fantastic place to work.”
Janette Welton-Pai, partnerships manager for CITB said: “We encourage young people of all backgrounds to get down to an Open Doors site and take the first step on the road to a successful career in construction. According to our latest research, about 180,000 new jobs will be up for grabs in construction over the next five years, due to projects like this in the pipeline.”
To find out more about Open Doors 2017 and book a site visit, please go to: www.opendoors.construction.