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Leading developer encourages women to consider a career in construction ahead of International Women's Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, leading developer David Wilson Homes East Midlands is encouraging more women to consider careers in the construction industry, with a variety of roles available across Leicestershire.

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.

Gina Mayfield (29), a Trainee Assistant Site Manager working for the housebuilder, said:

“I knew there were women in the industry but my perceptions were that the female positions were either sales or in the head office, not active on site which was completely wrong.

“David Wilson Homes has been most welcoming to me and couldn’t ask for a nicer and more supportive company to work for – it’s definitely something I’d recommend for women to consider.

“My advice to women looking to pursue a career in construction is to take that bull by the horns, don’t be afraid to try, you will more than likely find your team will be your rock, they will support you more than you think and everyone is proud to have a hard working woman on their site.”

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, 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.”

Some roles within the industry include:

Based out on site – Electricians, Plasterers, Engineers, Fork-lift Driver, Scaffolders, Bricklayers, Site Manager, Contracts Manager

Based at Head Office – Architectural Technician, Surveyors, Land and Planning Managers, Estimator, Buyer, Finance Administrator

Further information about career opportunities currently available can be found at

For more information call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8486 or visit

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