FAQ

When can I apply?

In 2017, we will not be running a formal Undergraduate Programme. However, some of our local divisions may have opportunities for students wishing to take a placement year student as part of their degree course. Please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to your local division. Details of our divisions and our Head Office can be found here.

Will I be notified if I’m not successful at any stage during the process?

Yes, we will make sure we keep in touch with you throughout the process.

Will I be completing my placement in one location or am I expected to move around the country?

You’ll be based in one location for the duration of your placement. Throughout the placement you will get the chance to visit developments in the division’s geographical area and rotate around all departments in the office for the benefit of your development. 

What qualifications do I need for the 12-month programme?

You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree in any subject within the Built Environment or a HR, Marketing or Business subject if you are looking for a Marketing or HR role. Throughout the recruitment process we ensure your skill set is suited to the placement you are applying for.

What qualifications do I need for shorter placements?

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 another discipline related to the built environment.

Will you support RICS or CIOB?

The company is supportive of staff looking to complete their APC. We have an agreed structured training agreement in place and your line manager is available to act as your supervisor throughout. Subject to a successful application, funding is also available to pay for your fees should you wish to pursue chartered status. In some cases we are able to provide a mentor who is accredited although the availability depends on which office you’re based at. In some cases you may have to acquire a mentor externally via the RICS or CIOB.

What training will be available?

Personal development is high on the agenda at Barratt. We will concentrate on both your technical knowledge and your personal growth.

The rotations on the 12-month Undergraduate Placement will give an insight into the Land, Technical, Sales, Construction, Finance and Commercial departments. 

How will I know if I am doing well?

Throughout the year your line manager will hold regular meetings with you to discuss progress and ensure you are progressing. The pace and workload can be adjusted to ensure you are maximising your potential.

What happens at the end of the placement?

At the end of your placement, you’ll give a presentation to your Line Manager and other Directors summarising the key elements you’ve learned from your time with Barratt. You may be offered the opportunity to ‘fast-track’ onto one of the Graduate Programmes or alternatively be offered a permanent job role once you have finished your degree.

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