Learn while you earn with Britain’s leading housebuilder.

Could you help build the homes of tomorrow? With a Barratt apprenticeship you can. We’ll equip you with the skills, training and confidence you need to build your housebuilding career from the ground up. Channel your ambition into an exciting industry and fill Britain with new homes.

We’ve got an apprenticeship programme to suit everyone. From recent school-leavers to career side-steppers, we accommodate all stages of learning and experience. Explore your potential in the construction, commercial or technical side of the industry.

As an Intermediate or Advanced Apprentice, you’ll be supported in your learning from day one. And as most of our team have completed an apprenticeship themselves, you’ll never be short of friendly advice. We combine hands-on work with professional training, practical skills with transferrable qualifications. At Barratt, your apprenticeship can be the foundation for a long career.

An Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship lets you fully immerse yourself in the jobBut if you have prior work experience or you’ve studied to a higher level, you can choose from our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships instead. Our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships let you earn a degree while working on real projects. 

Ready to start your career journey in one of the most exciting industries in Britain? Discover our different apprenticeship programmes below.



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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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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. Housebuilding 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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Construction Worker Helpline
  • BenefitHub – make savings with more than 400 national retailers on everything from travel, shopping and days out

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.