Melissa Watson has been appointed assistant site manager at Bellway’s 174-home Stannington Park development.
The 22-year-old, who studied at Northumbria University, said: “I am really pleased that Bellway has taken me on.
“There are great opportunities for women in the construction sector.”
Stannington Park site manager Ben Singlewood said: “Melissa has fitted in really well with the team at Stannington Park. This is a very complex site which involves refurbishment, landscaping demolition and a variety of new build house types being constructed, Melissa’s experience in project management will be a vital asset in the progress of the development.”
Formerly St Mary’s Hospital, Stannington Park is one of Bellway’s largest developments in the North East.
When complete the development will comprise 174 homes, along with community facilities, including a gastro-pub, community centre, creche and new cricket pavilion and ground.