Apprentice Technical and Commercial (Design, Engineering, Buying or Quantity Surveying)

Function:
Early Careers
Location:
Nationwide
Hours Per Week:
39
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
30 Jun 2019
Salary Details:
Competitive
What you'll be doing?

Our apprentice programme is run in partnership with CITB, the Sector Skills Council for construction and is designed for those wishing to train in areas such as buying, design or surveying. It mixes college study with practical on-the-job training with experienced industry specialists working towards an NVQ or SVQ Level 3 and a BTEC in a Contracting Operations Pathway.

Once you’re accepted, you'll join Barratt on a permanent contract and start a two year structured Advanced Apprenticeship. You’ll learn on the job, and in a locally approved college – and you’ll be earning all the time. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have loads more experience and valuable job skills and a nationally recognised professional qualification. And that’s just the beginning, once you’ve completed your apprenticeship there are plenty more options available to you. This programme of structured learning and continuous, individually tailored development will give you the skills and professional qualifications to enjoy a career that could take you from Trainee right up to Director level.

Reporting to the Department Manager, you will work towards gaining a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification through on and off the job, role specific training.

You will be expected to:

  • Complete the Barratt Training Manual
  • Follow Barratt policy on site safety and behaviour
  • Record and/or report hazards on site
  • Learn and adapt to a changing environment
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills
  • Organise work and complete within agreed acceptable time limits and standards
  • Use correct protective clothing and equipment where appropriate
  • Communicate with other workers/customers politely
  • Complete college work within agreed time limits
  • Be consistent at gathering quality work based evidence
  • Inform your Mentor of any work or college related problems
  • Attend college achieving 90 per cent attendance rate

Current vacancies are as follows:

Yorkshire West - Commercial 

West Midlands - Commercial & Technical

Mercia - Commercial & Technical

South Wales - Technical

North Midlands - Commercial

Northampton - Technical

South Midlands - Technical 

Bristol - Technical

Exeter - Commercial 

South West - Technical                  

For more information on our Divisional locations please visit barrattdevelopments.co.uk/contact-us/divisional-offices

What you'll need?

There's plenty of studying, so we're looking for hard-working and ambitious educational 'achievers', which means a minimum of 5 GCSEs (with grade C or 4 or above in Maths and English). You'll also need the ability to deal equally effectively with numbers and with a wide range of people (on site and in offices). We also look for commercial know-how - which means you've got a real instinct for business matters.

Last but not least, we'll be looking for plenty of energy, initiative and commitment too.

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:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Pension Scheme

Note that we only accept one application per person per recruitment year for this programme, so take the time to get your application perfect before you submit it. You can save as you go, as long as you complete the whole application within 14 days.

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