Galliford Try takes part in Open Doors initiative

Topic Open Doors, Events

Date 22 Mar 2024

Galliford Try and Morrison Construction sites across the country have once again opened their doors to the public to provide a glimpse into how we operate, how we work with our subcontractors, and what a career in construction can look like.

Members from our site teams conducted presentations on their career paths and the site they visited, as well as site tours to display how a live site operates.

Among the highlights at Maybury Primary School in Edinburgh, students from across the area who are taking part in Edinburgh Council’s Job, Education and Training programme, as well as Design Engineer students from Craigmount High School visited, while local MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrats leader, Alex Cole-Hamilton also took the opportunity to see how works are progressing.

At St Ann’s RC Primary School, in Stretford, local MP Andrew Western made a visit to the site alongside representatives from the Construction Industry Training Board to observe the first Net Zero Carbon in Operation (NZCiO) school to be constructed in the North West.

Meanwhile, the site team at the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road site, welcomed a number of students from Willoughby Academy with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to spend the day on the major bypass scheme as part of a ‘World of Work’ experience they are taking part in.

At Woodham Academy, in Durham, 32 year 10 pupils were welcomed to the site of the future school, that they will be attending once the building is handed over in the summer, for their final year at school.

In total, 13 sites took part in Open Doors across the UK, with the business continuing to support the annual event, organised by the Build UK industry body.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, commented: “Open Doors is a great initiative that allows us the chance to show the public and young people the work that takes place on our sites.

“I hope this year’s event will serve to inspire young people to consider one of the many fantastic career paths we have available in construction.”