The Programme

Our undergraduate programme lasts for 12 months and offers a realistic, stretching and highly enjoyable introduction to one of the UK’s most competitive industry sectors.

On our 12-month programme, you’ll complete six one-week rotations in different departments to help you build a bigger picture of our business. For the remainder of the placement, you’ll specialise in your chosen department, where you’ll be given more responsibility.

We are able to accomodate a small number of shorter placements aimed at those studying at universities where year in industry placements are not supported. Summer placements will also be offered to first and second year Built Environment students who demonstrate high potential throughout the application process.


If you join us on our 12-month undergraduate placement programme, you'll rotate across the following departments; Land & Planning, Commercial, Finance, Sales, Construction and Technical. You’ll have a dedicated coach, who will work with you day to day, making sure you have the technical knowledge you need to do a good job.  There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and show us what you can do. Regular reviews and feedback from your manager will help you monitor your progress.

We understand that the transition from student life to full-time work can be daunting. That's why we’ll appoint a buddy for you – a current or recent graduate trainee, who will show you the ropes and answer any questions.

Our departments

Land & Planning. This team is responsible for identifying and sourcing the best locations for new developments. It’s fast moving and, in today’s climate, extremely competitive in its focus.

Commercial. This team ensures we build our homes in the most cost-effective manner. They’re responsible for appointing subcontractors, quantity surveying, estimating, and material buying.

Finance. This isn’t just about processing numbers, it’s about collecting vital information which informs decisions and drives our business.

Sales. The Sales team carries out a wide range of activities including market research and promotional material. With a focus on high quality customer service, the team is made up of site based professionals who advise and guide our customers first-hand. The on-site team is supported by an office based team including part exchange, sales progression and marketing.

Construction. Construction has a wide-ranging remit. Site Managers are responsible for ordering materials, managing big projects with large numbers of people, ensuring health and safety and delivering exceptional customer service.

Technical. This team is involved in all aspects of housing design, innovation and engineering. They’re responsible for researching the best materials.

HR. This team works across the business, helping us recruit, train and reward the talented people we need to help our business succeed.

Let us know your preferred department through the application process.

There are so many essential elements to the construction of a development. And each element requires specialist people to ensure it's carried out successfully. Visit our main careers website to learn more about the construction lifecycle.  

All part of the package

You’ll be well rewarded for your contribution.

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Who succeeds?

What we look for in our undergraduates.

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Where you'll work

You’ll settle in to one of our many locations nationwide. Find out more about the communities you can join.

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