David Wilson Homes Building

From left to right Ben Merrion Senior Quantity Surveyor –

Sarah Cartlidge Trainee Quantity Surveyor

“I aspired to join a team of hardworking and

bridges over the gender gap

In continuing to encourage more women into the construction industry, Barratt and David Wilson Homes has appointed a new female Trainee Quantity Surveyor at its Northampton offi ce. Sarah Cartlidge joins the commercial team and is completing the

Sponsored Degree Programme over the next four years. She chose the developer in particular as she saw that its views aligned with her own: to get more females into senior roles within the sector. Having previously worked in Commercial Property Law, Sarah,

from Milton Keynes, found she had a passion for property, in particular new build homes. She is currently working on four of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ developments alongside her degree programme, which she is completing with Sheffi eld Hallam University. She has a number of responsibilities, including reading through tenders, dealing with queries from contractors, and liaising with the site teams. She said: “I was attracted to a career with Barratt and David Wilson

Homes because of their fantastic reputation as a quality housebuilder and I am thrilled to be starting my new role as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. “Another reason I was drawn to the company was due to its vision

of closing the gender equality gap. T ere is a lack of women in the industry, and Barratt and David Wilson Homes are trying to challenge this. T ey are really great employers. As a working mother, they have been really fl exible with childcare. T is is my second degree, but they are not concerned by age, they see you for what potential you have.

dedicated individuals and there’s no better place to do this than Barratt and David Wilson Homes, they are a company that strives on quality and customer service.”

Another factor that infl uenced Sarah’s decision

to take a role with the company was because of its prestigious reputation for both the quality of its houses to the way it looks after its staff . She hopes to complete her degree programme, while also working her way up in the company. John Dillon, Managing Director at Barratt and

David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We would like to welcome Sarah to the commercial team and wish her the best of luck in her career with us. “As a leading housebuilder in the South Midlands,

we pride ourselves on not only providing a fi rst- class service for our customers, but also ensuring we look after our staff and provide opportunities to progress within the company and achieve their ambitions. “We are deeply committed to developing raw talent and work closely with our new employees to ensure they get the best from their new role.”

To fi nd out more about Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ career opportunities, visit –

Barratt and David Wilson Homes currently has a selection of expertly crafted homes at its developments across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. For more information, call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8510 or visit For David Wilson Homes, call the sales team on 033 3355 8486 or visit



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