Intro

Our Technical or Commercial Apprenticeship and Trainee Programmes will equip you with skills and qualifications needed for a long and exciting career. You could even progress to Director level.

Starting each September, the programme combines on and off-the-job training. You’ll learn the technical elements of the role alongside industry-leading study. A Technical or Commercial Apprenticeship is the foundation for a rewarding career at Barratt, working within one of Britain’s most exciting industries. 

You can specialise in any of the following: quantity surveying, engineering, buying, or design. Whichever you choose, you’ll be an important part of Barratt’s future. A dedicated coach will guide you through day-to-day challenges, providing you with the technical knowledge you need to succeed. Regular reviews with your manager will ensure that you reach your potential. And there will be opportunities to make a real difference on real projects every day. 

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Salary

Competitive

Benefits

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

  • At least 22 days’ leave
  • Sick pay
  • Pension
  • Accident and Life Cover
  • Protective equipment
  • Staff discount on house purchase
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Construction Worker Helpline
  • Health and wellbeing toolkit
  • BenefitHub – make savings with more than 400 national retailers on everything from travel, shopping and days out

Our My Barratt Benefits scheme also allows you to swap part of your salary for a range of benefits.

Entry

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

  • 16+, with 5 GCSEs (grade C or above or grade 4-9), including Maths and English
  • Able to deal equally effectively with numbers and a wide range of people 
  • Commercially astute
  • Full of energy, initiative and commitment

Which specialism is right for you?

Technical team – Engineering & Design

In this team, you’ll train as an Engineer or Architectural Assistant and get involved in all aspects of housing design and innovation. We have a huge variety of developments across the UK: all of them with unique problems to solve. You’ll use your technical skills to help prepare the design programme, respond to site queries and ensure that drawings align with the approved planning scheme.

We’re committed to building sustainability, so you’ll need to enjoy innovating solutions within a thought-provoking setting. Find out more about the Technical team ​here

Commercial team – Quantity Surveying & Buying

Our Commercial team of Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers have one objective: deliver the best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our business. As part of the team, you’ll use your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

The role requires solid organisational skills as you undertake accurate viability and feasibility studies to help us choose which sites to buy and develop on. You’ll help manage the supply of materials and labour for sites, prepare tenders and reporting, and assist the Surveyors with their day-to-day duties. Find out more about the role of the Commercial team ​​​​​​here

Locations

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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

Our apprenticeships start in September each year. Applications open between February and June, but please note that due to high levels of interest, some locations close their vacancies early. Apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

2. Apply online

Search and apply for the programme below, and make sure to attach your CV.

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3. Attend an interview

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview at our local office to discuss your application further.