Apprentice Carpenter Barratt Homes

You will be working with experienced trade specialists towards gaining a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification through on and off the job training. Once you’re accepted, you’ll start an 18-month structured Intermediate Apprenticeship, that’s at least 6 months quicker than other programmes.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC we offer: • Tool kit • 23 days holiday • Choice of Flexible Benefits (subject to eligibility) • Private Medical Cover • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies • B&CE Pension Scheme

  • Working week

    Hours to be worked Monday - Friday between 8.00am and 5.00pm (details to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You’ll learn both on the job and during intensive residential training weeks at college. All accommodation, travel and subsistence is paid for during the block weeks and you’ll start off with three weeks in college, returning home each weekend. This will prepare you to fully contribute as soon as you get on site.

You will then return to college approximately every 20 weeks, for a two-week block of intensive training. 

During your apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete the Barratt Training Manual along with your site and college work within agreed time limits and standards. You will need to be consistent at gathering quality work-based evidence, work with your colleagues to learn and develop your trade skills and communicate politely with lecturers, customers and colleagues.

On a typical day you will be required to:

  • Safely use and maintain hand tools
  • Safely use and maintain portable power tools
  • Safely use and maintain other equipment

The training you will be getting

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Site Carpenter and will include the following:

  • Health and safety to include Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations, use of PPE etc.
  • Principles of building construction terminology and components, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and environmental and sustainability considerations
  • Interpreting and producing relevant information from drawings, specifications and work instructions including the basic principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Understand the characteristics, quality, uses, sustainability, limitations and defects associated with timber and timber-based products and components
  • How to use hand and power tools including portable circular saws, drills, saws, planers, routers, sanders, multi-functional tools and nail guns
  • How to carry out first fixing work including timber frames and linings, timber coverings, flat roof decking, timber stud partitions, straight flights of stairs and installing handrails and spindles to straight flights of stairs
  • How to carry out second fixing work including installation of service encasements, cladding, wall and floor units, mouldings, side hung doors and ironmongery
  • How to create structural carcassing work, how to erect trussed rafter roofs, how to construct gables, verge and eaves, how to install floor joists and coverings
  • You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship

Attendance at York College on block release basis.  The qualification achieved will be Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship level 2.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you’ve completed your Intermediate Apprenticeship, there are plenty more options available to you. If you’re as ambitious as we think you are, you may want to continue for a further year with our Advanced Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent any other subject (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

We welcome applicants who live within a 45 minute public transport commute from our site/office locations, or one hour by your own transport.

About the employer

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder thirteen years in a row, that’s more than any other major house builder. This is 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.


Barratt Homes


Willow Grove

Southern Cross


MK42 6AW

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply using the link to the Barratt website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2024