What you’ll be doing?

We’ve collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University to offer a bespoke Degree Programme which provides a unique chance for you to develop the qualities and skills to excel in your career in the house-building industry. It’s a great opportunity for those who are looking for an alternative start for their career rather than full-time Higher Education or those who wish to change career direction into a Construction Management role.

Starting in January each year, you’ll join as a Trainee Assistant Site Manager, giving you hands-on experience from day one. You’ll attend 4 x 1-week teaching blocks at Sheffield Hallam University each year, where we’ll put you up in a hotel and cover your food and travel costs. Over the course of approximately 5 years, you’ll achieve an industry accredited BSc (Hons) Degree in Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction.

Reporting to the Site Manager, you’ll be assisting them in leading the development of the site through to completion; coordinating trades, directing labour and materials, whilst meeting a highly challenging schedule on time, within budget, with a focus on quality and customers.

You will be expected to:

  • Follow the Sponsored Construction Degree Programme, including attendance at 4 x 1 week annual block teaching at Sheffield Hallam University for academic study
  • Continue to develop through reviews with your coach and mentor
  • Support the Site Manager in co-ordinating trades and directing labour and materials to meet the production programme
  • Support the Site Manager in ensuring that the onsite construction team is fully resourced and well directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities and are provided with full support in achieving these
  • Work in conjunction with the Sales Team to ensure that regular meetings are attended and all procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure high standards of Health and Safety on site
  • As and when required, deputise for the Site Manager

Current vacancies are as follows:

  • East Scotland x 2 vacancies
  • North East (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) x 2 vacancy
  • North Midlands x 1 vacancy
  • Northampton x 1 vacancy
  • West Midlands x 1 vacancy
  • North Thames (Hertfordshire) x 1 vacancy
  • Southern Counties (Surrey) x 1 vacancy
  • Southern (Berkshire) x 1 vacancy
  • Kent x 1 vacancy
  • London West (Brentford) x 1 vacancy
  • London East (Stratford) x 1 vacancy
  • Bristol x 1 vacancy
  • South West x 1 vacancy

What you’ll need?

To be successful in this role, you’ll need ONE of the following:

  • One A Level and 4 GCSE’s (C or above) including Maths and English OR
  • BTEC National Qualification
  • Advanced Diploma in Construction or Built Environment OR
  • Other access or foundation courses
  • More experienced entrants without formal qualifications will be considered on merit, taking into account such factors as their work experience, including those from the Armed Forces, and previous qualifications

You must have the potential to focus on customer expectation and construction needs, as well as an understanding of the level of commitment required from you to successfully manage a working role alongside.

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder ten years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Full time role as a Trainee Assistant Site Manager with the opportunity to progress into leadership roles
  • Up to £24,000 salary depending on location and experience. This is negotiable for those who bring management/leadership experience from other industries; for example Armed Forces.
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Support in achieving an industry accredited BSc (Hons) Degree Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction – approximately 5 years
  • 4 x 1-week annual block teaching at Sheffield Hallam University for academic study
  • Paid Tuition fees
  • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals paid for during block weeks
  • Work towards professional membership
  • One to one academic and business mentoring and development support
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies