Learn while you earn with Britain’s leading housebuilder.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join the housebuilding industry and joining Barratt as an apprentice is your best possible first step into a growing industry. Our award-winning apprenticeship programmes are designed to give you the skills, connections and opportunities to start building a successful career. If you want to start earning straight away and don’t want to study full-time, then our programmes are for you. We combine hands-on work with professional training so you’ll learn skills that are essential for success and earn qualifications that will be useful for the rest of your career.

Join us and you’ll be our priority. Our business is full of people who started out as apprentices including right up to senior level with our Chief Operating Officer. You’ll always have a senior mentor from the business who will help you with your learning and offer you career advice from someone who has been on the same journey. At Barratt, there are a lot of different opportunities to build a career in one the most exciting industries in Britain so make sure you pick the one that suits you best. But whichever one you choose, you can be confident you’re getting your career off to the right start.


TJ Awards 2017 - Gold Winner
Highly Commended Housebuilder Awards 2017
Personnel Today Awards 2017 - Award for Employee Benefits, finalist

Which programme is right for you?

Trade Programme

If you’re passionate about becoming a qualified Bricklayer or a Carpenter/Joiner then this programme is for you. You’ll want to become an expert in your craft, enjoy working outside, being part of a legacy for your community and like the idea of keeping your career options open. 

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Commercial & Technical Programmes

If you like the idea of working on-site and in an office, as well as learning how to become a key part of a construction company, then these programmes are for you. You’ll be someone who likes to be in control of what you’re doing, eager to learn and who is potentially interested in taking a leadership role in the future.

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Hear from our people


We pride ourselves on our ‘family feel’ which means we work together as a team but always look after every person and respect their differences. A huge part of this is making sure that you’re recognised and rewarded for your work. 

Part of what makes an apprenticeship a great alternative to university is that you’ll get paid right away. What you’ll earn depends on how fast you learn and achieve, but we pay well above the minimum apprenticeship rates.
As an example, in England and Wales, for a 16 year old school leaver learning a trade, you'll earn a minimum starting salary of over £10,140. If you join when you are 17, 18 or over 19, the starting salary increases. Your salary will rise to between £13,486 and £17,907 during your second year, £17,907 to £20,534 after the first two years, and to around £25,248 on qualifying at Level 3.


We also provide one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry, including: 

  • At least 22 days leave
  • Sick pay
  • Pension
  • Accident and Life Cover
  • Tools and protective equipment
  • Staff discount on house purchase
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Construction Worker Helpline
  • Health and wellbeing toolkit
  • Bupa Health and Wellbeing Services
  • My Barratt Staff Shop (discounts and high street vouchers)

Our My Barratt Benefits scheme also allows you to swap part of your salary for a range of benefits:

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