Our Higher and Degree Apprenticeship in Technical will provide you with the experience, training and support you need to become a future Technical Co-ordinator, Technical Project Manager or Designer. These roles ensure that each Barratt home is tailored to local design code - with carefully engineered structures and placemaking - and that they align with our 'Great Places' ethos. As you progress, you’ll work with internal designers and engineers, urban designers and planners on a variety of schemes.
Our Technical team bridge the gap between the Land, Quantity Surveying and Construction departments, managing and leading sites from purchase through to construction. It’s a role that required detailed technical design knowledge and an understanding of civil engineering. As part of the Technical team, your duties will include selecting materials and house types for schemes; reviewing floor plans and layouts; investigating topographical levels and highways; developing sustainable drainage strategies and adopting modern methods of construction (MMC) in your design solutions. You’ll work both onsite and in the office, and will need to consider both design requirements and the needs of yours and the Construction teams.
You’ll need to communicate design changes to various departments, and develop your project management skills, particularly when working with external consultants. You’ll form an essential part in Barratt Developments' drive towards a zero-carbon future by 2030, using innovative, cost-effective design approaches such as timber-frame construction, spantherm and airtight insulation. We need enthusiastic people who are willing to learn. Creativity and an analytical mind are integral to delivering high-quality homes.
Your university modules will provide academic teaching on best practice, regulation, and everything an exceptional Technical professional needs to master. By the time you’ve finished, we hope you’ll be running a site of your own. Your degree will equip you with the latest information about modern construction methods and sustainable building techniques, plus people and management skills. For a detailed overview including course length, click here.
Our apprenticeships award two industry-recognised qualifications:
- Cert HE Professional Practice in Technical Design and Management for completion of our Higher Apprenticeship
- BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Technical Design and Management for completion of our Degree Apprenticeship
You’ll start on the Higher Apprenticeship unless you already meet the criteria for a Degree Apprenticeship. We want all Apprentices to complete the Degree Apprenticeship, so if you successfully complete the Higher Apprenticeship, then you’ll be automatically enrolled onto the Degree Apprenticeship in the following academic year.
£19,000 to £24,000 (negotiable with more experience)
We also provide one of the most generous benefits packages in the industry, including:
- Pension Scheme
- Death in Service
- Bonus scheme
- Voluntary Bens
- Buy/Sell Holiday
- Annual Health Assessment
- Employee Assistance Programme
In addition, with the My Barratt Benefits scheme you can sacrifice some of your salary for a range of benefits.
To join a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship, you must have a keen interest in customer expectation and commercial needs. It’s a big commitment: you’ll need manage real work on-site while 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 already have one of the following, 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, accounting for factors such as work experience, previous qualifications or skills gained from the Armed Forces.
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 customer satisfaction and you’re always looking to improve their experience.
3. Engage others to deliver.
You work well with people and understand the importance of teamwork, account for differences in personalities, and value 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 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.
Join Barratt, and you’ll join the best of the best. We have 5 star housebuilder status, and are the only major housebuilder to have been awarded this 5 star rating for twelve years in a row. What’s more, for the past seventeen years, our Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder’s. And since 2018, 55 of our team have graduated with a BSc (Hons). If you’re looking to build a lasting career, there’s no better place to learn.
How to apply
1. Applications open
Remember, selection is a two-way process. We want to find out more about you, but you need to ask about us too.
Applications open between March and July, although we’d recommend you apply as soon as possible, as some locations close their vacancies early.
2. Apply online
Search and apply for the programme using the link below, ensuring that you attach your CV.
3. Video interview
If successful, you’ll be invited to participate in a video interview, where you’ll be asked about your key skills, commercial awareness and motivations.
4. University application
If successful at the video interview stage, you’ll complete a University application to check your eligibility against the entry criteria.
5. Final interview
Final interviews will take place from May onwards with a Director from your local office.
6. Job offer
Successful applicants will receive their offers from May onwards. We’ll also help you complete the remainder of your University eligibility activities which include:
- A self-assessment of your current knowledge, skills and behaviour
- A functional skills review
- A conversation with a Work-Based Learning Coach
7. Start your job
You’ll start with us from October, with your induction at Sheffield Hallam University taking place the following January.