Higher & Degree Apprenticeship in Construction- West Midlands Barratt Homes

Commencing in January each year, Barratt Developments offer a 5-year Degree Apprenticeship. We’ve partnered with Sheffield Hallam University to offer a bespoke Higher and Degree Apprenticeship where you’ll join as an Apprentice Assistant Site Manager, giving you hands-on experience from day one.

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

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £21,000- £24,000 salary depending on location and experience Competitive Bonus Scheme Private Medical Insurance – Single Cover 26 days holiday Choice of Flexible Benefits Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

  • Working week

    You will work Monday-Friday following the site opening times, typically between 8:00-17:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2025

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be expected to:

  • Report to the Site Manager to assist in leading the development of the site through to completion; coordinating trades, directing labour and materials, whilst meeting a highly challenging schedule on time, within budget, with a focus on quality and customers
  • Continue to develop through reviews with your coach and mentor
  • Support the Site Manager in ensuring that the onsite construction team is fully resourced and well directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities and are provided with full support in achieving these
  • Work in conjunction with the Sales Team to ensure that regular meetings are attended and all procedures are adhered to
  • Ensure high standards of Health and Safety on site
  • As and when required, deputise for the Site Manager

The training you will be getting

  • Over the course of the 5 years, you'll achieve an industry accredited Cert HE and BSc (Hons) Degree in Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction.
  • You will also recieve industry certificates in Site Safety Plus Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme which are required for safe operations in the workplace
  • Functional Skills in maths and English will also be supplied if required.
  • You’ll join as an Apprentice Assistant Site Manager within your chosen location, giving you hands-on experience from day one
  • Each year you will complete four 1-week teaching blocks at Sheffield Hallam University through a combination of classroom and online teaching

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Over the course of the 5 years, you'll achieve an industry accredited Cert HE and BSc (Hons) Degree in Professional Practice in Residential Development and Construction and have usually been promoted to Assistant Site Manager or above during the course of the Apprenticeship.
Typically apprentices have then gone on to become Site Manager or Contracts Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4-9) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any discipline (Grade NA) Desired

About the employer

Barratt Developments has been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder thirteen years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s 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. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs. We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.


Barratt Homes


60 Whitehall Road


B63 3JS

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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

Construction site management (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

Apply through our website Complete a Video Interview Attend a Final Interview with Pre-prepared Presentation SHU Eligibility application form Offer

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Mar 2024