Technical or Commercial Apprentices & Trainees

Starting in September each year, our apprentice and trainee programmes in Technical or Commercial will give you the skills and professional qualifications to enjoy a career that could take you from Trainee right up to Director level.

Once accepted, you'll join on a permanent contract and commence a training programme of on-the-job modules to learn the technical elements of the role, combined with further study. You can choose to specialise in quantity surveying, engineering, buying, or design.

In addition, you’ll attend a number of in-house classroom modules with other apprentices and trainees, as well as spending time in other departments in order to turn you into a true expert in your field, allowing you to move forward with Barratt to have an exciting and rewarding career.

If you hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grade C or above, or A-Levels, you’ll join on a 2-year apprenticeship. You'll be combining on-the-job experience with further study via day or block release at a local college, working towards an S/NVQ Level 3 and a BTEC Level 3 in a Contracting Operations Pathway to gain your Advanced Apprenticeship Framework through the CITB; the Sector Skills Council for Construction.

If you already studied at a higher level than an apprenticeship, you’ll join as a trainee. We’ll support your professional development, whether that’s through day release at college, or depending on your prior qualifications, through a Sponsored Degree programme at university.

During your programme you can expect:

  • A dedicated coach, who will work with you day-to-day, giving you the technical knowledge you need
  • Regular reviews and feedback from a manager, showing how valued you are
  • ‘Real’ opportunities for you to get involved and demonstrate your ability

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Technical Team - Engineering & Design

Our technical teams mostly have an architectural or engineering background and are involved in all aspects of housing design and innovation. We have a variety of developments across the UK, many of them brownfield and all of them with unique problems to solve. 

You will use your technical skills to help prepare the design programme, respond to site queries and ensure that drawings are in accordance with the approved planning scheme.

We are committed to sustainability and the ever increasing challenge of environmental legislation means that you will need to be innovative and enjoy finding solutions in a thought provoking setting. Find out more about the role of an engineer or architect.

Laura Turner, Assistant Architectural Technician, talks about her experience on the technical apprentice programme on our people page.

Commercial Team - Quantity Surveying & Buying

Our commercial team – which comprises estimators, quantity surveyors and material buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.

The role will require you to demonstrate your organisation skills as you undertake accurate viability / feasibility studies to support decision making into site acquisition and development. You’ll use payment systems for the supply of goods and labour with our subcontractors, prepare tenders and reporting as well as assist the surveyors with their day-to-day duties.

Find out more about the role of a quantity surveyor and buyer.

Cheston Stanley, Trainee Quantity Surveyor talks about his experience on the commercial trainee programme on our people page.

Sam Wheatley- Commercial

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