Construction Apprenticeship (Degree)

  • Level 4
  • Level 6-7
  • UK

Barratt Homes

Our Higher and Degree Apprenticeships in Construction will give you all the experience, training and support you need to work towards becoming a future Site Manager who makes sure our developments are built to the highest quality as efficiently as possible. As a leading housebuilder, you’ll find us working on circa 350 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges.

Our Site Managers are responsible for delivering the solutions to these challenges; ordering materials, managing big projects, ensuring health and safety and delivering exceptional customer service. Your job will be to help them do just that. You’ll assist in leading the development of the site through to completion; co-ordinating trades, directing labour and materials, whilst meeting a challenging schedule on time, within budget, with a focus on quality and customers. We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination whilst mastering the essentials of managing people, budgets and costs.

Your university modules provide academic teaching on best practice, regulation and everything an exceptional Site Manager needs to know to become a master of your craft. By the time you’ve finished the programme, we hope you’ll be running a site of your own. By completing your degree, you’ll be equipped with the most up-to-date information about modern methods of construction, sustainable building techniques as well as the people and management skills you need to grow professionally.

Both of our apprenticeships award industry-recognised qualifications:

  • Cert HE Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction for completion of our Higher Apprenticeship
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction for completion of our Degree Apprenticeship

If you successfully complete the Higher Apprenticeship then you will be automatically enrolled onto the Degree Apprenticeship in the next academic year, however if you already possess the relevant entry criteria for the Degree Apprenticeship then you can start on this programme immediately.

From there, the future is yours. We’re an ageing workforce and one of our key reasons for creating this programme is to fast-track people into leadership roles. That could be on-site or it could even be more senior Manager and Director roles.

Why Barratt?

We have achieved 5 star housebuilder status and are the only major housebuilder to have been awarded the maximum 5 star rating for ten years in a row. It’s also the 15th year our Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder. Since 2018, 32 of our team have graduated with a BSc (Hons) Residential Development and Construction having spent five years on our programme. There is no better place to learn from the best and get your career off to the best possible start.