Get on the fast track to becoming an Assistant Site Manager and take your first step towards construction leadership. 

This programme combines on-site learning, professional qualifications and practical learning to show you everything you’ll need to be running sites as soon as possible. You'll be learning at the leading edge: we’re breaking new ground with a range of innovative projects nationwide that you will be a part of from day one. There’s no better place than Barratt to start your construction career. We’re more consistently recognised for our quality than any other major housebuilder and the habits you’ll pick up here will make sure you’re in demand for the rest of your career. 

Over 12 months you’ll spend time in almost all of our departments, building skills and technical knowledge that you need to become a leader on-site. For a detailed overview, click here. You’ll learn soft skills, like management and communication, and gain a practical understanding of everything that happens on a building site. This will take place in the classroom and on-site. We’ll make sure you’re able to deliver the quality and experience our customers expect and during the programme you will be working towards becoming a fully qualified Assistant Site Manager. 

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£24,000 (£27,000 in London /Aberdeen)


To join this programme, you’ll need to be:

  • Degree-level qualified, or have relevant experience
  • Someone who thrives on challenge 
  • Resilient and driven to achieve personal and organisational targets
  • A confident articulator who can communicate and negotiate persuasively 
  • Self-confident, self-disciplined, with excellent time management skills
  • Able to remain calm and controlled under pressure
  • Embracing of change and exploring new ways of working 
  • Encouraging and supportive of your team, sharing knowledge and best practice
  • Able to build relationships across functions
  • Commercially astute

Who we’re looking for

We're ideally looking for a degree-level qualification; however, we will accept other qualifications, such as an HND or Armed Forces equivalent if you bring related experience and an exceptional application. If your studies are related to the built environment, so much the better, but if you can demonstrate a passion for our business, we’re ready to listen. You'll also need to demonstrate a clear understanding of construction and how you want your career to develop. 

Your personal qualities are extremely important. The experience you bring could be drawn from hobbies, study, part-time work, volunteering or your personal life. Think carefully about how you match up to our competencies and see our article here for more advice on applying.

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.


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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 October and March, 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. Assessment centre

These will be held from January onwards, where we will see how well you think on your feet and react to a working environment.

5. Final interview

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

6. Job offer

Successful applicants will receive their offers from mid-February onwards.

7. Start your job

Start on programme with us in September.