Hul-based Safety expert Arco and contractor Clugston has welcomed local students to Arco’s new National Distribution Centre (NDC) as part of the Open Doors initiative.
Up to 50 students had an exclusive opportunity to tour the site, which is adjacent to the A63, to see first-hand the construction processes and the progress being made in the build of Arco’s NDC extension.
Following the tour pupils had the chance to meet the Clugston’s team to learn about the diverse and exciting range of career opportunities that construction has to offer as well as the wide range of skills required to make buildings and infrastructure part of our everyday lives.
Neil Griffiths, director of Logistics at Arco, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for pupils who may be interested in construction to see a live site and learn about the huge variety of roles within the industry. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to encourage more young people to embark on a career in construction.”
Open Doors, an industry wide initiative, delivered by Build UK, in partnership with CITB under the banner of Go Construct, enables students from across England, Scotland and Wales to look behind the scenes of major ‘live’ construction sites, offices, factories and training centres.
Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston, said: “Once again Clugston is delighted to be supporting the National Open Doors Event and especially pleased to have Arco, our customer for this project, actively engaged as well. Over the years we have seen Open Doors grow in popularity with the number of young people wanting to learn about construction as a career increasing. This interest is great news for the future of our industry.”