Opening Doors to the Next Generation of Construction Workers

Osborne is giving the public a peek behind the hoardings at four sites across the South East, through its backing for the construction sector’s Open Doors week.

The aim of Open Doors, run across Great Britain by Build UK from 13-18 June, is to give students and adults an insight into the wide variety of jobs in construction for all ages and abilities.

Osborne is offering tours of four of its sites, including the prestigious project for the University of Roehampton in South London to build a library and student accommodation, and its housing maintenance projects in Waltham Forest, Hemel Hempstead and Winchester (see below for full details).

Graca Machado, Director of Customer Experience at Osborne Property Services, said: ‘Osborne is pleased to be one of the first housing repairs service providers to support Open Doors week. This is exactly the sort of initiative the construction sector should be running in order to address the skills shortage the industry faces.
‘In addition to the more mainstream construction roles on our Roehampton site, the OPSL projects demonstrate different roles such as planners, customer liaison officers, contact centre staff and community investment.
‘We are delighted to be able to share the passion we have for what we do and hopefully to capture the imagination of the next cohort of construction professionals.’

Suzannah Nichol, CEO of Open Doors commented:- With over 130 sites to choose from Open Doors promises to be a hugely successful event, and we look forward to welcoming people of all ages onto our members sites to show them what construction is all about.  I joined the industry after a visit to a local construction site, and by offering more people the opportunity to look behind the hoardings, we hope to inspire the next generation to “get into construction” and explore the many fantastic and rewarding careers the industry has to offer. 

Osborne sites involved in Open Doors week, and dates:
– University of Roehampton – construction – one-hour tour – 16 June
– London Borough of Waltham Forest – housing repairs and maintenance – 2.5-hour tour – 13-16 June
– Winchester City Council – housing repairs and maintenance – two-hour tour – 13-16 June
– Dacorum Borough Council – housing repairs and maintenance – 2.5-hour tour – 13-16 June

To reserve a place on one of the daily tours contact: http://opendoors.construction