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Janette Welton-Pai, a Partnerships Manager for CITB, looks back on her experience of Open Doors 2017, what it’s about and why you should book in for next year’s event

Karmen found it hard to get the bricklaying apprenticeship she wanted. Some employers weren’t sure about taking on a woman but now she’s two years in at Taylor Wimpey and loving it.

Laura is currently studying to complete her qualification in painting and decorating, and talks about her experience as an apprentice.

Mike Poole is passionate about his work as a painter & decorator, taking on new apprentices to give them real-life experience in the industry. He also works as a Construction Ambassador, giving talks and presentations in schools to show students the variety of work available in the construction industry.

Wales leads the UK in construction corporate responsibility and sustainable development as Cardiff University takes part in programme for greener cities.

Andrew Close MRTPI, Head of Careers, Education & Professional Development at the RTPI talks about the role of planning and how they're getting the message out to future generations.

Stewart Baseley, executive chairman at HBF talks about his vision for the future of house building.

After finishing school in Jamaica, Orville made the decision to uproot his life and move to the UK to be with his wife. But in doing that, he’s been able to pursue his passion for construction and get stuck into the UK industry.

We all know the pressure of receiving exam results, but no matter the numbers or grades, there are always routes into an exciting career in construction. We take a look at the next steps to take after results day.

Get an exclusive behind the scenes look into some of your community’s latest construction projects.