Kier opens four sites to public for Open Doors Week 2019
Across Scotland, Kier Construction is opening four construction sites to give members of the public a unique opportunity to learn about the built environment and provide a rare glimpse into a live working site as part of Open Doors Week 2019, which takes place from 18 to 23 March.
With such a wide-ranging portfolio of projects, Kier is well placed to demonstrate the many career choices within the construction industry.
Local people will have the opportunity to see behind the hoarding of the projects that are currently being created in their communities, including at these Kier sites:
- The Burrell Museum, Glasgow
- Golden Jubilee National Hospital, West Dunbartonshire
- Alness Academy, Highland
- Queen Margaret Academy, South Ayrshire
Visitors to sites will also get the opportunity to hear about the Kier Shaping Your World campaign, which aims to attract Generation Z (11-15 year olds) into the industry and break down any barriers that may prevent some individuals considering a career in construction.
Since launching this campaign, Kier colleagues have engaged with over 6,000 Scottish school pupils to raise awareness of the many roles available within the construction industry.
Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland, said: “This marks our seventh year being involved in the Open Doors initiative and we look forward to showcasing our sites. We are facing a huge skills-gap in the industry and initiatives such as this are important to address any outdated perceptions that construction is mainly muddy, manual and male dominated and inspire the next generation about the huge contribution that this thriving and rewarding industry makes, not only to the economy, but to all of our daily lives.”
Places are still available to visit any of the sites participating in Open Doors and bookings can be made through the Open Doors website https://opendoors.construction/.