We are not currently recruiting to our 12-month programmes, however if you are interested in an undergraduate placement for your year in industry, or a summer placement, please contact your local office to find out about any available opportunities. You can find their contact details here.
Our paid undergraduate placements are your opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and make a real difference on real projects with the leading housebuilder in Britain. On our 12-month programme, you'll rotate through every department, understanding how a FTSE-100 company operates and gaining real exposure to live work. As well as building a genuine understanding of what our industry is like, you'll gain skills and make connections that will help you build a career anywhere.
We have two different 12-month programmes to meet the range of talent we need. Whichever one you join, you'll spend a week with every department so you have a true understanding of what we do before joining your selected one. At Barratt, personal development is a priority and on this programme you'll have a dedicated coach to help with technical training, a recent graduate as a buddy for advice and plenty of opportunities to show us what you can do. If you do well, we'll invite you onto the fast track for our graduate programme or potentially into a permanent role.
We also offer shorter placements if your university doesn't support industry placements and will offer summer placements if you show high potential throughout the application process.
If you want to know more about what departments there are at Barratt and what they do, go to the 'Experienced Professionals' section.
Which programme is right for you?
12-month Built Environment Placement
This placement will give you a full understanding of how we design and build our quality homes. You'll need to be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Building Surveying or something relating to the built environment.
12-month Finance, Sales & Marketing or HR Placements
This placement will show you how the business of building houses works. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree related to Finance, Business, Marketing or HR. Being able to demonstrate a strong interest in your chosen discipline and an understanding of the construction industry would be an advantage.
Here you’ll get a snapshot of what Barratt does and how we’re leading the industry. You’ll need to be in the first or second year of an undergraduate degree such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Building Surveying or something relating to the built environment.
£15,600 (£17,000 in London /Aberdeen)
12-Month Built Environment Placements. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Building Surveying or another discipline related to the built environment.
12-Month Sales & Marketing or HR Placements. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of any undergraduate degree (although a degree related to Business, Marketing or HR would be advantageous).
12-Month Finance Placements. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of any undergraduate degree (although a degree related to Business, Finance, Maths or Accounting would be advantageous).
You’ll also need to be:
- Self-confident, articulate, resilient
- A lateral and innovative thinker
- Able to work on your own initiative
- Able to rapidly absorb new and complex information
- Passionate about the customer and a role model of this behaviour
- Energetic and enthusiastic about achieving your goals
- Driven, self-motivated and results-oriented
- A strong communicator
Who we’re looking for
Your personal qualities are what really matter. Our team are not one type of person. We value diversity, but we do look for undergraduates who can demonstrate the qualities that will help them succeed. 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.
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.
Salary & benefits
While you’re here, we’ll expect you to make a real contribution to our business and we’ll pay you fairly to reflect that. You’ll have benefits and the opportunity to learn what you need:
- Salary £15,600 (£17,000 in London and Aberdeen)
- 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Bupa Health and Wellbeing Services
- My Barratt Staff Shop (discount and high street vouchers)
- Bonuses for high-performers
- Training and employability sessions
- Networking opportunities with other undergraduates
- Fast-track to our graduate programme or a permanent role (subject to performance)
In addition, with the My Barratt Benefits scheme, you can sacrifice some of your salary for a range of benefits:
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 here, and make sure to attach your CV.
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 in January, 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 August.