Pride in the Job at 40: What it means to us – Rebecca Roberts, Barratt Homes

12 October 2020

a woman in site safety clothing and a white hard hat smiling at the camera

In the next instalment of our series looking at past winners and what Pride in the Job means to them in its milestone 40th year, we speak with Rebecca Roberts – a senior site manager at Barratt Homes.

Rebecca’s Quality Award in 2020 brings her tally of wins to four – she won her first QA in 2018 and went one step further with a QA and Seal of Excellence last year.

The mum-of-two, who works at Barratt Homes’ site, St Michael’s Gate in Llantarnam, South Wales, first joined the sector in 2005 working in the company’s customer care team.

It was here that her interest in the construction side of the business grew and later took the decision to study for a university degree that would help her on the journey towards becoming a site manager.

Her dedication paid off with promising career development which has culminated in Pride in the Job recognition for three consecutive years, where her speed of build and first-fix elements were highlighted by judges.

Rebecca explains what the achievements mean to her:

“I am extremely proud to have received a Quality Award in each of the last three years, topped off by the Seal of Excellence last year.

“The judging process is comprehensive and takes considerable time, so I was overjoyed to receive Pride in the Job recognition for the first time and even more so to achieve further accolades in subsequent years.

“The team and I are looking forward to this year’s Awards, in what is obviously a very trying time for everybody.

“Looking ahead hopefully we will see more female PIJ winners but I’ve seen encouraging signs that the industry is evolving.

“It was rare to see another woman on site when I first joined the sector 15 years ago, but thankfully now it’s much more the norm. Finally – congrats to NHBC and happy 40th to Pride in the Job!”