Construction needs to recruit almost 45,000 new entrants each year to maintain output and Open Doors goes behind the site hoardings to show young people and those looking for a change of career what the industry has to offer. This year’s event enabled nearly 5,000 potential recruits to take the first step on their Journey from Education to Employment in the industry and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. With 87% of visitors stating that they are now more likely to consider a career in construction, we are delighted to publish a review of Open Doors 2023 demonstrating the impact on recruiting the next generation.

Build UK Contractor member and Open Doors Partner Willmott Dixon has also published an article in Building, reflecting on the success of Open Doors for their business and the wider industry, and further information can be found in our Open Doors update