Leading developer encourages women to consider a career in construction

As it’s International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March, leading developer Barratt Homes Northampton is encouraging more women to consider careers in the construction industry, with a variety of roles available across Northamptonshire.

With a number of female employees already in a range of roles across the company, the housebuilder is reminding women from all skill sets of the different roles available and is encouraging them to put their experience to the industry.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said:

“We want to quash the age old stereotype that the construction industry is a male dominated field as we have many women who work out on site as well as in office based roles.

“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.”

Melanie Cobley, who works for the division as a Technical Co-ordinator, said:

“Working within the construction industry can be a very rewarding career, with opportunities across a wide range of disciplines.

“In my role in the Technical Department, I have exposure to almost every department within the business from Land and Planning right through to Construction and this allows us to follow the full life cycle of a project.

“This also makes the role quite varied but mainly involves the delivery of key information to other departments at key stages of a project.”