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Leicestershire woman chooses construction for career change

A Leicestershire woman has taken her first step onto the construction career ladder with David Wilson Homes after wanting a change of roles.

Georgina Mayfield, 28, recently decided she wanted to move away from her desk job and try something where she could become more active and be outdoors.

She discovered everything she was looking for in her new role as Trainee Assistant Site Manager at the housebuilder’s Kibworth Meadows development in Kibworth Harcourt and is relishing in the change the industry has presented.  

She was previously an Account Manager in the automotive industry but wanted to get into construction to try something new.  

Georgina, who is from Asfordby, said: “I decided to choose a career that was a little out of my comfort zone and something that would challenge me.

“I didn’t like the idea of going back in to a desk job, I am a girly girl but have always loved getting stuck in. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and I love the fact that no two days are the same out on site.

“I am proud to be a minority being a female in site construction, but in the same breath I feel sad that there aren’t more of us. If, like me, you are looking for a complete change, or working on a site never even crossed your mind as it’s a “mans” world, I would happily recommend any female to get in to construction, there are so many avenues there is something for everyone.”

Georgina is benefitting from the endless support she’s received so far from David Wilson Homes and has already been given a lot of training in her new role to help her to progress.

On an average day site management involves everything from inductions and paperwork, to health and safety and stock ordering. They manage all contractors and make sure all their paperwork is appropriate and up to date, manage the build progress from start to finish, and work with customer care.

She hopes to eventually become a Site Manager and look after her own development, but is currently enjoying working her way up the career ladder and meeting new people from different trades.

Georgina added: “I am enjoying learning something new and this is a position where you are always learning - as the industry advances so do we. I am thoroughly appreciating working for a company who cares, this is a massive plus for me, I know I can go to anyone in the company and be heard no matter what or who it may be.”

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We would like to welcome Georgina to the team and wish her the best of luck in developing her career in construction with us.

“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 Georgina being a great example.

“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.”

Further information about career opportunities currently available can be found at www.barrattcareers.co.uk

To find out more information, please call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 0844 811 5544 or visit www.dwh.co.uk.


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