On our Trade Programmes, you’ll split your time between on-site work and college learning as you become a fully qualified Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner. If you have the ambition and determination, a Barratt Apprenticeship lets you achieve more than you thought possible and start a career where you’ll always be in demand. Once you’ve completed your Intermediate Apprenticeship, you may have the option to move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. 


Whichever trade you specialise in, you’ll have plenty of options once you’re finished. You could go self-employed, work for a Barratt sub-contractor, or even join us a permanent qualified tradesperson, depending on where you’re based. Some Apprentices move onto Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

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We pay industry leading BATJIC rates in England and Wales (with London and South East weighting where appropriate) and SBATC rates in Scotland.


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

  • At least 22 days’ leave
  • Sick pay
  • Pension
  • Accident and Life Cover
  • Tools and 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.


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

  • GCSE Maths and English (grade C or above, or 4-9), desirable but not essential
  • Passionate about the industry and trades
  • Good with your hands
  • Good with people
  • Happy to work in all weathers
  • Willing to take on vocational and academic training
  • Full of energy, initiative and commitment


Apprenticeships in Scotland

Trade Modern Apprenticeship

Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner

During a four-year Modern Apprenticeship, you’ll achieve your SCQF Level 6 and SVQ Level 6 qualifications. This is generally delivered as a block release programme with 18 weeks in college in year 1, 10 weeks in year 2 followed by two years in the workplace and finishing with a skills test.

Some Apprentices will have the option to study for their SCQF Level 7 Advanced Craft Certificate in year 3.

Apprenticeships in Wales

Intermediate Trade Apprenticeship

Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner

Over two years you’ll combine college learning with practical on-site training to achieve your NVQ Level 2 and Intermediate Diploma qualifications.

Advanced Trade Apprenticeship

Bricklayer or Carpenter/Joiner

Advanced Trade Apprenticeships involve a further year of college study and on-site training. You’ll achieve your NVQ Level 3 and Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Apprenticeships in England

Intermediate Trade Apprenticeship

Our Trade Apprenticeships in England are delivered through a residential programme with our partner colleges: Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire and York College, York. You’ll attend 10 one-week blocks of training over 18 months, beginning with three consecutive residential weeks. You’ll return home each weekend with all your accommodation, subsistence and travel paid. You’ll pick up the skills required to work on real-world projects when you return to site, and earn your Intermediate Apprenticeship 6 months faster than you would in a conventional programme.

Over 18 months you’ll combine college learning with practical on-site training. This programme finishes with an End Point Assessment, where you’ll earn your Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification and have your trade skills certified.

Advanced Trade Apprenticeship

Advanced Trade Apprenticeships involve a further year of college study and on-site training. You’ll achieve your NVQ Level 3 and, following an End Point Assessment, your Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.

Who we’re looking for

Our programme continues to win awards for how well it will set you up, meaning places can be competitive so you’ll definitely need to be determined and ambitious. To make the most out of the opportunity, you’ll need to be good with your hands and enjoy working outside in all weathers. You’ll also have to spend time in college so you’ll need to show you can do that. What really counts is that you’re passionate about wanting to become an exceptional tradesperson. 


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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'. You will need to live within a 45 minute public transport commute, or 1 hour if you have your own transport. 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

Applications open in February each year during Apprenticeships Week. Please note that, due to the high levels of interest we receive, some locations fill their vacancies early so you are advised to apply as soon as possible. In England our apprenticeship start dates are spread throughout the year, in Scotland and Wales starts are scheduled for the end of the summer.


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 (either in person at our local office or remotely by video call) to discuss your application further.