Construction Industry opens its door to inspire new recruits

Last weekend, major construction sites across the UK opened their doors to the public to give people an in-depth look at developments in progress and an opportunity to meet some of the men and women who make it all happen.

On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March, Willmott Dixon opened Beverley’s Flemingate Site to visitors and local MP, Graham Stuart joined local Councillors to take a closer look at the site.

Commenting on the visit Graham said, “It was very interesting to have the opportunity to take a look around the site and see the development at close quarters.  It’s good to see the construction industry taking such a positive approach to encouraging more people into the trade.

“I’d like to thank Willmott Dixon for taking the time to open the site and give people the chance to see a major development mid construction.”

Councillor David Elvidge who joined Graham for the visit said, “We need more young people to take a serious look at the construction industry for a career.  This is skilled work and the people we met take great pride in the work they do and the buildings they’re creating.

Stephen Ratcliffe, Director of UK Contractors Group which promotes the Open Doors Weekend said, “Ultimately the weekend is about showcasing how construction could be a great career choice for a wide range of young people and I’m pleased that Graham and the local ward Councillors were able to come along to see what we’re trying to achieve with Open Doors.”

Russ Parks, Construction Manager for Willmott Dixon commented, “Willmott Dixon go to great lengths to inspire young people into the industry.  The Open Doors Weekend helps to broadcast our support for apprentices and community development whilst also showcasing to the public the many different people it takes to make our projects successful.”