Who We Are

It all began in 1958 when Sir Lawrie Barratt built Britain’s very first Barratt home near Newcastle. The business continued to grow throughout the 1960s and we were listed on the stock exchange in 1968. Our iconic advert featuring Patrick Allen in the helicopter followed shortly after.

In the 1980s we created the Oakleaf brand and were the first house builder to offer part-exchange to our customers, enabling more people to buy a new home than ever before.

By the 1990s, Sir Lawrie had stepped down from regular involvement in the business and Barratt Homes had well and truly become a household name in Britain.

And now we include some of the sector’s most successful brands: Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Barratt London and Wilson Bowden Developments.

Combined, these businesses build and sell thousands of new homes and commercial and mixed use properties. We provide homes for all incomes, including shared ownership, helping meet Britain’s growing housing needs in towns and rural areas across the country. Once again we've achieved 5 star house builder status – the only major national house builder to have been awarded the maximum rating for six years in a row. It's also the eleventh year we've won more NHBC Pride in the Job awards than any other house builder.

So, as a high performing business we’re offering a fantastic opportunity to people who are looking to develop a career in an exciting and rapidly developing industry.

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The Way We Work

We don’t just want to be part of the future of house building. We want to lead the change. We want to make it happen. This is a bold vision, and a challenging one, because if we’re really going to put customers front and centre, we'll have to change the way we think, as well as the way we work. And we’ll be judged by our actions, not our promises. 

This is why we’ve set some new priorities for the business, and backed them up with a clear set of principles to ensure we act responsibly, not just now but in the long term.

We are industry-leading in terms of our quality, environmental standards and design.

We’re enhancing the local environment by providing a legacy of well-designed places for future generations.

This is an exciting time for our industry and for the Barratt Group. We have a great future – one that will offer a whole host of exciting opportunities for the people who come and join us.

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Visions, Priorities and Principles

Our vision is to lead the future of house building by putting customers at the heart of everything we do. Our priorities are:

Putting Customers First – both home buyers and the internal departments that rely on us to work together so we can deliver the right product, on time.

Great Places – building homes that are a pleasure to live in and will enhance their local communities.

Leading Construction – focusing on excellence and efficiency.

Investing in Our People – ensuring their personal development and success.

Our principles will ensure the financial health of the business by building trust in our long-term business and community relationships, and taking responsibility for the safety of our people and the environment.

Our innovative partnerships, particularly in terms of public sector land, are leading to more homes being built.

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