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Duchess opens doors to careers in construction

Visit: (l-r) the Duchess, graduate trainee site manager Jonathan Williams and joiner Claire Shiells

Visit: (l-r) the Duchess, graduate trainee site manager Jonathan Williams and joiner Claire Shiells

The Duchess of Northumberland was guest of honour at our Alnwick development to promote the Open Doors event which showcases careers in construction.

The duchess, who is the county’s Lord Lieutenant, visited the Isos Weavers Court Extra Care facility on Tuesday February 24th which is being built by a team from our parent company, Galliford Try.

She was there to highlight the Open Doors initiative – taking place on March 6th and 7th - where development sites around the country are inviting aspiring young people to see for themselves what work is like in the building industry, and learn about apprenticeships and training.

The doors will also open at The Sycamores in Birtley where, as part of the £350 million Gateshead Regeneration Partnership, Galliford Try is also delivering 192 three and four-bedroom family homes.

The Duchess said:  “I am delighted to be able to meet so many young people who are making their way in the construction industry with Galliford Try and Isos. These apprentices and trainees can, I am sure, look forward to a bright future in an industry which offers a wealth of career opportunities.

“Of course there are brick layers, joiners, electricians and plumbers but also a host of other jobs which people might not necessarily think of. In fact, one in 10 people work in jobs related to the construction industry including architects, lawyers, financiers, IT specialists, safety experts, medical staff, human resources, sales and marketing. The opportunities seem endless.”

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