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Opening the door to an exciting career in construction

Opening the door to an exciting career in construction

VINCI Construction UK has once again participated in Open Doors Weekend, an annual event aimed at giving the general public a unique opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at major construction sites across the country and to promote the variety of careers available in the industry.

Participating sites from VINCI Construction UK this year included the student accommodation project at Walmgate in York, Taylor Woodrow’s Victoria Dock Portal and Old Oak Common projects, plus the VINCI Technology Centre UK. Almost 200 people, most of whom were young people, visited our sites and these are some of the comments we have received.

“I just wanted to say thanks for a very enjoyable visit to Old Oak Common Depot yesterday afternoon. I took my 6 year old son Finn, who is mad about Crossrail, building sites and anything engineering! We were hosted by a gentleman called Christopher who was very informative and made a huge effort to involve Finn. In fact the whole team were so lovely to him - he really enjoyed his afternoon out, especially wearing his hard hat and his high vis jacket!”

“Thanks for your help. This is an amazing engineering project right on our doorstep and it's a great opportunity to show our children how things work. They spend so much time at school looking at things in books or on TV - to be able to see it close up is a fabulous experience!”

“Please pass in our thanks to Christopher and his team at Old Oak Common Depot.”

A Design & Technology Teacher made the following comment about the Technology Centre:

“I would like to say it was definitely worth a visit to VINCI as when I reflected on the visit with my students they were inspired and keen about the possibility of a career with a technical employer and applying some of the classroom theory.”

Feedback for the participating site in York included the following comments:

“Good insight into career opportunities.”

“I was very impressed – it gave me a good idea of the careers available and what I might do in the future.”

“Excellent presentation – enjoyed the slides.”

A Design & Technology Teacher made the following comment about the Technology Centre:

“I would like to say it was definitely worth a visit to VINCI as when I reflected on the visit with my students they were inspired and keen about the possibility of a career with a technical employer and applying some of the classroom theory.”

Date: 24/03/2015

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