How to apply

Who can apply?

Our emphasis is on your future potential rather than experience you've gained to date. You have to have a minimum 2:2 degree for the ASPIRE programme.

For the Accelerated programme, we're ideally also looking for a degree-level qualification, however, we will accept those with other qualifications, such as a HND or armed forces equivalent if you bring related experience and an exceptional application. If your studies are related to the built environment, so much the better, but if you can demonstrate a passion for our business, we’re ready to listen. For the Accelerated Programme, you'll also need a clear understanding of construction and how you want your career to develop.

However, the most important thing you'll bring to our business is your personal qualities. We don't expect everyone to be the same, far from it. We value diversity. But we do look for graduates 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 even socialising and family life. Think carefully about how you match up.

Big picture focus. You’re a well-rounded individual who has the initiative to make decisions, and the awareness to understand how these decisions will impact on the wider business.

Putting the customer first. You understand the importance of customers – both internal and external – and are always looking to meet their expectations and improve their experience.

Engage others to deliver. You understand the importance of teamwork, the difference in team members, and the value of honest, open feedback. You can work easily with everyone to achieve objectives.

Builds relationships. A confident communicator, you’re sensitive to other people’s views, but can present your own in a positive and persuasive manner. You’re comfortable in a range of social and professional situations.

Focused on success. Once you have an objective, you’ll work tirelessly to get there, thinking laterally, overcoming challenges, resolving issues – and delivering. 

Drives change and continuous improvement. You’re comfortable with change, can adapt positively to new challenges, and don’t mind stepping out of your comfort zone. Especially if it helps improve both our business, and you as a person.

You’ll also need a full driving licence, be willing and able to travel and relocate, and have the right to work permanently and legally in the UK.

Migrant Workers

Barratt Developments Plc does not hold a licence to sponsor under the Points Based System (PBS). Therefore Barratt Developments Plc is unable to sponsor migrant candidates under the Tier 2 category of the PBS. For this reason Barratt Developments Plc cannot accept applications from migrants who require Tier 2 sponsorship. Barratt Developments Plc does however welcome applications from migrants who have leave under the Tier 1 (General) category of the PBS or any other category of leave which provides an unrestricted right to work in the UK.

As a first step, apply for one of our 2017 vacancies. 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.


  • October – March - apply online with our application form and complete an online situational judgement test and psychometrics. Why not do some practice SJT, verbal, numerical and personality tests on the SHL/CEB website.
  • Next, a video interview with questions about your key skills, commercial awareness and motivation
  • January onwards - an assessment centre testing how well you think on your feet and how you react to a working environment
  • February onwards - a final interview with a Director at the local office
  • Mid-February onwards- job offers

Advice on making your written application.

Hints and tips for your video interview.

FAQs - What sort of things do Barratt get asked frequently?

Still have questions? Ask our current graduates through Twitter and like our Facebook page for more insights, email us, or if you have a specific query, contact us on 01530 353116 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

We are committed to offering equal opportunities to everyone, so if you have any special requirements, please contact us via email.

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