Intro

Learn while you earn with Britain’s leading housebuilder.

Join the next generation of housebuilders, channel your ambition and start building the homes that Britain needs, housebuilding is an exciting industry and this is perfect way to get involved. If you want to start earning while gaining the skills you need to build a career, then our apprenticeship programmes are for you.

We have multiple programmes to accommodate you, whether you’re just leaving school or college, looking for a new challenge or if you’ve already started working towards a career in house building, you can explore your potential in the construction, commercial or technical side of the industry.

As an apprentice, you’ll always have support with your learning and since many of our employees have come from one of our apprenticeship programmes, you can always find career advice from people who have been on a similar journey. 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.

With our apprenticeships, you can focus on the work, fully immersing yourself in the trade, commercial or technical side of housebuilding. Or choose to earn a degree during your programme, with our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, where you can work on real projects while you study. 

At Barratt Developments, there are a lot of different opportunities to succeed in one of the most exciting industries in Britain, explore all the options below to find the programme that suits you.

Awards

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

Intermediate & Advanced Apprenticeships (Levels 2 & 3)

Trade Programme

If you’re passionate about becoming a qualified Bricklayer or a Carpenter/Joiner then this programme is for you. 

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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. 

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Higher & Degree Apprenticeships (Levels 4-6)

Higher & Degree Apprenticeship in Construction

If you want to become a future Site Manager taking ownership over entire developments, with two levels of entry, this programme is for you.

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Higher & Degree Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying

If you’re passionate about becoming a future Quantity Surveyor, looking after the commercial side of our business, with two levels of entry, this programme is for you.

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in Technical

If you want to become a future Technical Co-ordinator, Technical Project Manager or Designer, with two levels of entry, this programme is for you.

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Support

For parents, carers and teachers

Whether you’re a parent helping your child to navigate a maze of options, or a teacher staying informed to support students, you understand that the right career is a crucial decision for young people to make. House building is an exciting industry for ambitious people with big aspirations, it’s not just building a career, but a legacy of creating beautiful homes. An apprenticeship with Barratt Developments is the perfect way to enter a career in housebuilding. We have a proud history of helping our young people develop and the business is full of people who started out as apprentices.

We’re growing to meet the demand for houses in Britain. The housing shortage is driving huge demand for the skills and qualifications we teach our young people, and it gives them a great sense of purpose when they succeed with us. We’re proud to be an employer of choice within the housebuilding industry, we strongly embrace diversity & inclusion and we’re the only major housebuilder to achieve a HBF 5 star rating for twelve consecutive years. Sustainability is one of our core principles, so not only are our people leading a customer-focused future of housebuilding, it’s a green future that they can be proud of.

The apprenticeship opportunities at Barratt Developments are tailored towards preparing young people for their future. It doesn't just give them the credentials to succeed on paper, they get the network, the experience and the opportunities to build a career making a difference in a growing industry.

Hear from our people

Connor Apprentice Bricklayer Expand/Collapse Connor Accordion

What did you do before joining Barratt Developments?

I earned my BTEC qualifications in Teaching and Performing Sport, then became a primary school PE Teacher after leaving school.

What led you to the housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments?

I changed my mind after my brother joined Barratt Developments as an Apprentice Bricklayer. I had always wanted to learn a trade, but I didn’t know where to begin or how I could achieve this.

What is the best thing about your job?

I am always busy and constantly learning. I love the people I work with and it has been great meeting other apprentices on my course.

Why did you choose to do an Apprenticeship?

I wanted to learn a new skill and get my qualification at the same time. I like that I get to learn things at college that I haven’t done on site yet, for example building archways and pillars and trying out different types of brick bonding. I am also learning at an accelerated pace on the Barratt Developments Apprenticeship Programme, while earning more money with regular working hours.

What advice would you give to someone applying for this programme?

Doing this apprenticeship is the best decision I’ve ever made. Working and studying at the same time hasn’t affected my social life, I am earning money and it has given me new skills. Work hard and you will really enjoy the experience.

Adam Bricklayer Expand/Collapse Adam Accordion

What did you do before joining Barratt Developments?

I did a diploma at college in plumbing but the course got cancelled and so I took up a job working in a factory preparing food.

What led you to the housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments?

I knew bricklaying was a strong trade and Barratt Developments are the top housebuilding company, so I knew this would be the best place to learn. They offer so many benefits and pay a very good wage as an apprentice.

What is the best thing about your job?

Meeting new people, developing my skills and working on all of the amazing developments in London. I really enjoy seeing them start from nothing and then looking back and thinking ‘I helped build that’ – it’s very rewarding.

Why did you choose to do an Apprenticeship?

A friend who works at Barratt Developments recommended the programme to me. An apprenticeship is not just the academic side of your qualification - it’s very hands on and you’re learning all the time whilst getting paid.

What advice would you give to someone applying for this programme?

Think about your future, build good foundations for yourself and build up connections from the people you meet at Barratt Developments. Show that you have the commitment to work hard for the company and you’ll see the rewards in career opportunities.

John Bricklayer Expand/Collapse John Accordion

What did you do before joining Barratt Developments?

I had worked in various other industries and before starting at Barratt Developments, one of my jobs was working as Hod Carrier, assisting the Bricklayers by carrying and delivering the materials they needed. I enjoyed being outside and the physical aspect of the role, but with limited progression, I decided I would like to learn a trade.

What led you to the housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments?

While I was working with a sub-contractor on a Barratt Developments site, I was looking for an opportunity to become a Bricklayer. The site agent spoke to me about the Barratt Developments programme, it seemed appealing due to it being an 18-month programme and I’d heard good things about it around the site.

What is the best thing about your job?

I enjoy meeting lots of new people and it’s nice to have a career where I’m on site with a great team whilst working towards my aspirations.

Why did you choose to do an Apprenticeship?

Because I wanted to improve myself and this was a great opportunity to get a qualification and learn on site.

What advice would you give to someone applying for this programme?

Go for it! Work hard and you will get out what you put in. You will need drive as there is a lot to learn, but at the end you will have a lifelong skill.

Abdur Assistant Site Manager Expand/Collapse Abdur Accordion

What did you do before joining Barratt Developments?

Before I started on the programme, I had just completed my HNC qualification in Construction Project Management at university.

What led you to the housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments?

I always had a passion for construction, which is why I chose to do a construction-related course at college and university. Whilst looking for jobs I came across the Barratt Developments Degree Programme which I felt was the ideal mix of academia and real-life experience I hadn’t found anywhere else.

What is the best thing about your job?

I love being able to work alongside subcontractors and senior members of staff. The exposure to other sections of the construction industry is brilliant as you’re in constant communication with other colleagues such as Site Managers, Project Managers, Contracts Managers, and Directors. My favourite part of the job, however, is seeing happy clients move into their dream home which is a direct consequence of everyone working together.  

Why did you choose to do the Degree Apprenticeship?

The Degree Apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to work on a live site and gain experience while also studying for a highly regarded qualification.

What advice would you give to someone applying for this programme?

If you manage your time, there are so many on-site opportunities to make the most of. You’ll be working alongside professionals with a wealth of knowledge and you should be looking to learn as much as you can from them. Don’t be afraid to speak to people within the company, as everyone is there to help and more than willing to spend time with you, use all of your resources! 

Dennis Assistant Site Manager Expand/Collapse Dennis Accordion

What did you do before joining Barratt Developments?

Before I started on the programme, I had already been working for Barratt Developments for around a year and half. I had completed the Accelerated Construction/Barratt Developments academy programme and then went on to achieve my NVQ level 4 soon after.

What led you to the housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments?

Having been a qualified carpenter for over 10 years, along with time spent in the Army as a medic, I felt I knew enough about construction and management to give the Trainee Assistant Site Management programme a chance. Barratt Developments is the nation’s largest housebuilder, and with their fantastic reputation, I knew if I was going to learn the role then Barratt Developments would be the right place to be.

What is the best thing about your job?

In my current role as an Assistant Site Manager, I really enjoy the day to day running of the site, whether that’s making sure health and safety protocols are being followed, having meetings with contractors or running through site progress. No day is the same on site and you never know what’s going to come through the door.

Why did you choose to do the Degree Apprenticeship?

After I had completed the Barratt Developments academy programme, I wanted to keep learning and when the opportunity arose to do the Degree Apprenticeship, I had to take it. It’s been a great experience. I’m still learning new skills and discovering more about the industry. I’ve been speaking with other degree students and we’re all enjoying the benefits of the on and off site training.

What advice would you give to someone applying for this programme?

Make sure you’re ready to commit, be proactive in your role while on site to allow maximum time to study and research. The more you put in, the more you get out.

Martha Trainee Quantity Surveyor Expand/Collapse Martha Accordion

Briefly describe your background prior to starting the programme.

Prior to starting the programme, I had graduated with a First Class Honours in Criminology and Psychology from Liverpool John Moores and went on to serve as a front line Police Officer.

What led you to the housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments?

Despite my previous experience, the housebuilding industry was an interest of mine because of its ever-changing and fast-moving nature, meaning no day is the same and the future looks exciting. I was drawn to Barratt Developments because of their values and their desire to support everyone who works for them, as well as delivering the very best for their customers and stakeholders.

What is the best thing about your job?

I am constantly learning and pushing myself, while being supported by an incredible network of people in the office, out on site and at university. On a day to day basis I’m helping out the Surveyors in the office, and my long term ambition is to take on the responsibility of running a site of my own.

Why did you choose to do a Degree Apprenticeship?

A Degree Apprenticeship was the perfect option for me. I wanted a full-time career while continuing to learn and working towards an extra qualification. This route offers me on-the-job experience, a career and a degree. It really ticked all of the boxes that I was looking for.

What advice would you give to someone applying for this programme?

Just go for it. Barratt Developments will support you all the way, you’ll always feel that you are a valued member of the team, and that your aspirations are respected and supported.  

Salary

We understand how important our apprentices are as the future leaders of our business, so whichever programme you choose, we pay well above the minimum rates. Click on each of the programmes to find out more about the salary you can expect to receive.

Benefits

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

  • 22-25 days leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Staff discount on house purchase
  • My Barratt Staff Shop (discount and high street vouchers)
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Construction Worker Helpline
  • Bupa Health and Wellbeing Services

 

For full details of the benefits packages you’ll receive for each programme, please see the related programme Page by clicking the links above.

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