Our transition programme starts in November and will provide all the training and support you need to work towards becoming a qualified Assistant Site Manager in approximately 12 months. 

From day one, you’ll work on-site and in the classroom to gain all the technical skills and industry knowledge you need to help run a site. You’ll learn your trade on-site, working through a range of development modules that cover everything from foundations to customer demonstrations. This will be complemented by classroom and online learning where you’ll understand best practice and master the regulation and construction knowledge you’ll need to build a long-lasting successful career in the industry.

You will also spend time in other departments in the business to gain an understanding of what they do and how this links into your role. This is supported by a matrix of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) training and a module at a Simulation Centre where you have the opportunity to put into practice everything you have learned. For a detailed overview, click here.

We see our future Site Managers and potentially Contracts Managers and Directors coming through this programme. We will push you to make the most of the programme and while it will be challenging, it won’t be one you can’t handle. It’s a fast-paced environment but one where you won’t be left behind.

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Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for people who can solve problems creatively and work well under pressure. We continue to grow because we pride ourselves on our work and it shows. So if you take care in everything you do and never settle for low standards or inefficiency, then we want to hear from you. 

If you have construction experience that’s great but it’s not essential. What really matters is that you’re passionate about starting a career in construction and we want people who can show us that. We also have some characteristics we look for: 

Our competencies

1. Big picture focus.

You’re well-rounded with the initiative to make decisions and the awareness to understand how they will impact the wider business.

2. Putting the customer first.

You understand the importance of customers and always look to improve their experience.

3. Engage others to deliver.

You work well with people and understand the importance of teamwork, the difference in team members, and the value of honest, open feedback.

4. Builds relationships.

A confident communicator in any situation, you’re sensitive to other people’s views, but can present your own in a positive and persuasive manner.

5. Focused on success.

You’ll work tirelessly to achieve objectives; thinking laterally, overcoming challenges, resolving issues and delivering.

6. Drives change and continuous improvement.

You adapt positively to new challenges, and don’t mind stepping out of your comfort zone especially to improve yourself and the business.


As well as the ultimate head start in a competitive industry and dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions, we pay well and offer a generous, flexible reward package. You’ll be paid £24,000 (£27,000 in London or Aberdeen).

We also recognise your contribution through our awards. Examples include the highly respected NHBC Pride in the Job scheme as well as formal recognition of Individual and Team Excellence. Prizes include cash awards up to £5,000.


Our benefits include: 

  • Paid tuition fees
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Long service accrual holidays up to 28 days
  • The ability to buy and sell holiday
  • Staff discount on house purchase
  • Sick pay
  • Pension
  • Death in Service
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Construction Worker Helpline
  • Range of enhanced Family Friendly policies
  • Bupa Health and Wellbeing Services
  • My Barratt Staff Shop (discount and high street vouchers)

In addition, with the My Barratt Benefits scheme, you can sacrifice some of your salary for a range of benefits:

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How to apply

1. Applications open

Applications will be open between March and July, although some locations close their vacancies early so you are recommended to apply as soon as possible.

2. Apply online

Search and apply for the programme below, fill out our application form and complete an online situational judgement test.

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3. Telephone interview

You’ll then be asked to have a telephone interview where we will ask about your key skills, business sense and motivations.

4. Final interview

Final interviews will take place from April onwards, with the Construction Director at your local office.

5. Job offer

Successful applicants will receive their offers from May onwards.