Bus Tours of Roadworks and Building Sites Offered to Make People Want to be Builders

By Gary Cutlack on at

Do you think you have what it takes to engage in banter on a building site? If so, you might be interested in a promotion the government is running at the moment, where members of the public can tour building sites and infrastructure projects to get some sort of idea of what the work entails.

It's about encouraging people to think of building and engineering as being more interesting careers than app development and serving coffee to people with MacBooks, with the country's roads manager Highways England giving potential road builders a look behind the scenes of five big projects.

If you want to have a look around, some of the site tours are still taking bookings through the government's 2018 Open Doors web site, where you can book a guided bus tour around the A14 roadworks or enjoy the thrill of hearing about the works being done to the Oldbury Viaduct along the M5, plus there are plenty of other non-roads projects open for exploration, like the genuinely exciting opportunity to tour Galliford Try's Airbus wing facility, see some posh flats in London take shape, or watch the concrete being poured at the new Barbara Hepworth wing of the University of Huddersfield. [Open Doors via GOV]

Image credit: Open Doors