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Early Doors

Who are Early Doors

Early Doors are a Social Enterprise dedicated to increasing the Talent Pipeline of individuals wishing to join the construction industry. We work with Client organisations, Contractors and Suppliers to provide early careers interactions, guidance, work placements, mentoring and employment opportunities.

Our members are committed to working collaboratively to demonstrate that whether you like working with your head or your hands, inside or outside there is a career for you in construction.

Working with our experts from communications, education and construction Early Doors provides individuals access to the world of work, the industry with routes into education and educators with easy to access content and activities from the age of 4 years old!

Watch our introductory video to find out more and how to navigate our pages.


Our services are split into Academic age groups:

Key Stage 1
Live Reads from Industry Experts to introduce stories about construction –
PSHE&C lesson plans, video content and work sheets
Key Stage 2
PSHE&C lesson plans, video content and work sheets
Key Stage 3
Careers Guidance
Routes into Careers
Employability Skills
Key Stage 4 and above
Careers Guidance
Routes into Careers
Employability Skills
Work Placements



Upcoming Broadcasts

Meet the Commercial Team – 10am, June 12th, meet experts and apprentices from Costain, Highways England and Aggregate Industries and ask them about the different opportunities for individuals who enjoy maths and but still want the ability to work outside

Meet the Student Joiners – 11am, July 13th, students from Cheshire College Group talk about their experience at college and hopes for the future as they look to join the construction industry

Construction Live – 9:30am to 1pm, October 6th, a construction bonanza taking you on a tour of the most fascinating projects in the UK, meeting those who are making them happen and those who they will benefit

National Apprenticeship Week – 10am – 1pm every day WC 30th Feb

Upcoming Work Placements

Speakers for Schools with Highways England – WC April 12th

Start Profile with Costain – WC May 29th

WOW Ex with Aggregate Industries – WC June 3rd


Join our Industry Talent pool, with our always on Mentor System where you can learn more about the industry, complete challenges and meet your own industry mentor to make you more employable when you leave education. https://jobsliveuk.com/

What is a Main Contractor

The Main Contractor oversees and manages the construction of a building project. The work is delivered under a contractual agreement. There are a number of forms of contract and it is important to understand, the role of the Main Contractor will vary depending on the type of construction contract.

Main contractors employ, Operational Managers, Commercial Experts, Engineers, Planners, various trade based experts, Business Development Managers, Bid Writers,  Human Resources teams, Marketing and Communications Experts, Community and Social Value Leads, finance managers, legal experts, Sustainability Managers, Designer Managers, Digital leaders, office managers amongst many other roles.

Our Contractors

Balfour Beatty: Balfour Beatty plc is a multinational infrastructure group based in the United Kingdom with capabilities in construction services, support services and infrastructure investments. Find an Opportunity or Find out more

Costain: Costain Group plc is a technology based construction and engineering company focused on civil engineering and commercial construction projects. Find an Opportunity or Find out more

Kier: Kier deliver construction, services and property group active in building and civil engineering, support services, public and private housebuilding, land development and the Private Finance Initiative. Find an Opportunity or Find out more

NMCN: NMCN provide services in Building, Highways, Telecoms and Water markets and offer full asset lifecycle management. Find an Opportunity or Find out more

Amey: Amey is an infrastructure services and engineering company, helping the economy to grow by designing, maintaining and transforming the nation’s strategic assets. Find an Opportunity or Find out more

Our Members

Bronze Members: have provided videos and helped to developed content for use.

Silver Members: help to provide experts and content, including mentors and work placement events. Our Silver Members and above help to fund our activities every year and make Early Doors possible.

Gold Members: do everything our silver members do, but go the extra mile with their own funding arrangements or can demonstrate their suppliers are joining as Silver Members.

Platinum Members: do everything our Gold and Silver members do, but also work directly with our partner organisations to increase the talent pool. Partner organisations include our platform providers and co-founders, Learn Live and Jobs Live as well as Start Profile and Speakers for Schools.

Client Members: work closely with Early Doors at a Silver level and work to increase contractor, designer, specialist and trade company memberships.

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Silver Members

Gold Members

Platinum Members

Customer Members

Working with and using Early Doors

Introduction to Construction

Meet the...Series On Demand

Construction LIVE On Demand

Main Contractor, videos


Design and Consultancy

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