Construction worker Zoe Rawlings has been rewarded for hard work – and the receipt of a NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award – with promotion to the role of senior site manager by David Wilson Homes at its new site in Mickleover, Derbyshire.
Zoe was attracted to construction because she was looking for the opportunity to work outdoors in a challenging environment. Now with 12 years experience at the national housebuilder, she started with four years as assistant site manager before her first promotion, to site manager. Her new role means the added responsibility of personal development reviews for her team.
“Being promoted has given me a great sense of achievement and I feel appreciated for my efforts,” says Zoe. “During my time in the industry I have seen more and more women come in to the profession and David Wilson Homes encourages this by treating everyone equally regardless of their gender. For women looking to join the construction industry I would advise them to treat everybody on site as they would expect to be treated. This is a tough job regardless of gender so they should be prepared to work hard.”
David Wilson Homes East Midlands is encouraging more women to consider careers in the housebuilding industry, with opportunities across a range of disciplines, such as construction, technical, commercial, planning, land, finance and sales.
John Reddington, regional managing director, says: “We would like to congratulate Zoe on her recent promotion and thank her for her continued commitment to our new site in Mickleover. With a range of departments within the company, we want to remind women that there are a variety of different roles that can be offered within the business that have great benefits and excellent opportunities for career progression.
“The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for people with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company. As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and support our staff with training.”