Our Degree Apprenticeship in Real Estate will give the experience, training and support you need to become a future Land Buyer or Land Manager. As a Land Buyer or Land Manager, you’ll source the best land in the right locations, helping us to create great homes with a positive legacy.

Our Land and Planning teams identify and assess development opportunities in a competitive and fast-paced field. From greenfield garden villages to smaller brownfield regeneration projects, you’ll negotiate with sellers to get the best possible deal. Key duties will involve identifying and appraising new opportunities; analysing target locations; working collaboratively with local planning authorities; assessing environmental constraints; and expanding the local contact base. From the land appraisal and bid process to the purchase, planning application and pre-start on site, you’ll work closely with the Sales, Technical and Commercial teams. You’ll also keep local communities informed and ensure that the developments are sustainable and have a positive long-term impact.

Land and Planning is a fast-moving environment, so you’ll need to be happy working at speed. Imaginative thinking and a strong business sense will be key to making sound decisions. You’ll need to be great at assessing risk, building relationships and solving problems.

Your university modules will provide academic teaching on best practice, regulation and everything an exceptional professional needs to master. By the time you’ve completed the programme, we hope you’ll be successfully purchasing new land. Your degree will equip you with the latest information about property development and planning; valuation; portfolio investment; plus people and management skills. For a detailed overview including course length, click here


Our apprenticeship awards an industry-recognised qualification:

  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Residential Real Estate for completion of our Degree Apprenticeship
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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: 

  • Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service
  • Bonus scheme
  • Voluntary Bens
  • BenefitHub
  • 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 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 in the office and on-site while furthering your education.

To qualify for a Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll need the following:

  • GCSEs (grade C or above or grades 4-9) in Maths, English and a science subject plus:
  • 112 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
    - BBC at A Level
    - DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma
    - A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

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 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.

Why Barratt?

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.


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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 you need to ask about us too.

Applications for our Degree Apprenticeship in Real Estate open from September to December, although we’d recommend you apply as soon as you can, 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.

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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. Final interview and presentation exercise

Presentation exercises and final interviews will take place from November onwards with a Director from your local office.

5. Job offer

Successful applicants will receive their offers from December onwards.

6. Start your job from January onwards

You’ll begin an in-house training programme, equipping you with core and technical knowledge. This’ll take place with the Land and Planning team and other areas of business, plus rotations with specialist partners. Through training, you’ll earn the practical experience you need to achieve your Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) end point assessment. We’ll also help you prepare for university eligibility activities.

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

7. Degree Apprenticeship Commences

Subject to successful completion of the University eligibility exercises, you’ll start your course at Sheffield Hallam University in January 2023*.



*The delivery of the Degree Apprenticeship in Real Estate by Sheffield Hallam University is subject to validation. This process will be complete around April 2022.