Our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in Construction will give you all the experience, training and support you need to work towards becoming a future Site Manager who makes sure our developments are built to the highest quality as efficiently as possible. As a leading housebuilder, you’ll find us working on circa 350 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges. 

Our Site Managers are responsible for delivering the solutions to these challenges; ordering materials, managing big projects, ensuring health and safety and delivering exceptional customer service. Your job will be to help them do just that. You’ll assist in leading the development of the site through to completion; co-ordinating trades, directing labour and materials, whilst meeting a challenging schedule on time, within budget, with a focus on quality and customers. We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination whilst mastering the essentials of managing people, budgets and costs.

Your university modules provide academic teaching on best practice, regulation and everything an exceptional Site Manager needs to know to become a master of your craft. By the time you’ve finished the programme, we hope you’ll be running a site of your own. By completing your degree, you’ll be equipped with the most up-to-date information about modern methods of construction, sustainable building techniques as well as the people and management skills you need to grow professionally. For a detailed overview, including course length, click here.  

Both of our apprenticeships award industry-recognised qualifications:

  • Cert HE Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction for completion of our Higher Apprenticeship 
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction for completion of our Degree Apprenticeship

If you successfully complete the Higher Apprenticeship then you will be automatically enrolled onto the Degree Apprenticeship in the next academic year, however if you already possess the relevant entry criteria for the Degree Apprenticeship then you can start on this programme immediately.

From there, the future is yours. We’re an ageing workforce and one of our key reasons for creating this programme is to fast-track people into leadership roles. That could be on-site or it could even be more senior Manager and Director roles.

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£19,000 to £24,000 (negotiable with more experience)


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

  • Paid tuition fees
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Long service accrual holidays up to 28 days
  • 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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To join either of these apprenticeships, you must have the potential to focus on customer expectation and commercial needs, and understand the level of commitment that will be required from you to successfully manage working on-site alongside furthering your education.

To qualify for a Higher Apprenticeship you’ll need one of the following:

  • One A-Level and four GCSEs (C or above, or Grade 4-9) including Maths and English
  • BTEC National Qualification
  • Advanced Diploma in Construction or Built Environment
  • Other access or foundation courses

Those completing the Higher Apprenticeship will automatically be enrolled onto the Degree Apprenticeship following completion, however if you have already obtained one of the following then you may be able to join the Degree Apprenticeship programme directly:

  • A Cert HE in a construction related subject
  • HNC in construction or equivalent qualifications
  • Access – at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

More experienced entrants without formal qualifications will be considered on merit, taking into account factors such as their work experience, previous qualifications or skills gained from the Armed Forces.

Why Barratt?

We have achieved 5 star housebuilder status and are the only major housebuilder to have been awarded the maximum 5 star rating for ten years in a row. It's also the 15th year our Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder. Since 2018, 32 of our team have graduated with a BSc (Hons) Residential Development and Construction having spent five years on our programme. There is no better place to learn from the best and get your career off to the best possible start.


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Our vacancies and locations for this programme vary each year. To find out this year’s locations and roles, please check on the application form by clicking ‘Search jobs'. If you want to find out more about our different locations, visit our ‘Locations’ section.

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How to apply

1. Applications open

Remember, selection is a two-way process. We want to find out more about you. But it’s equally important you find out about us too.

Applications will be open between March to 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, and make sure to attach your CV.

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3. Video interview

If you are successful, you will be invited to participate in a video interview, where you will be asked questions about your key skills, commercial awareness and motivations.

4. University eligibility activities

If you are successful at the Video Interview stage, you will complete a series of activities to check your eligibility against the entry criteria. This will include:

  • A university application
  • A self-assessment of your current knowledge, skills and behaviour
  • A functional skills review
  • A conversation with a Work-Based Learning Coach

5. Final interview

Final interviews will take place from May onwards, with a Director at your local office.

6. Job offer

Successful applicants will receive their offers from May onwards.

7. Start your job

Start your job with us from July onwards, and your induction at Sheffield Hallam University the following January.