Barratt Developments Graduate Application and Interview Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Think 'big picture' - understand where the industry is heading and where the business itself wants to be compared to its competitors. Understand the workings of the industry and its relationship with the government/financial health of the country. Do a lot of background research about Barratt, its brands (David Wilson, Ward Homes, etc.) and understand what makes them leader of the housebuilding sector.
Interview Advice: Again, 'big picture focus' - Barratt, being most successful housebuilder, is constantly thinking ahead of its competitors so understand how. As well as that, communicate valid, strong examples when you've worked well as a team and the techniques you used, and when you've had to overcome a difficult situation - these questions always crop up. Communicate why you've got an interest in the housebuilding sector.
Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Know the business and know the industry.
Interview Advice: Be yourself. There is no right answer, only the right attitude.
Graduate , Technical at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Make it clear why you want to apply to work specifically for Barratt and not just in housebuilding. Research the company brands and visit some of our sites to discover what we are building in your area.
Interview Advice: Think about the bigger picture. When giving examples or making decisions, think about their long-term impact.
Assistant Urban Designer, Group Design & Technical at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Understand the company and the competencies required to be successful.
Interview Advice: Be prepared and again display the competencies required. Also show your personality and desire to work for Barratts.
Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: - Research the company. - Sell yourself well on your CV. - Practice interviews.
Graduate , Land at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Do it! Although slightly daunting having to uproot every 2 months, it allows you to network with pretty much the whole office - which is so helpful both in a social and professional context. It expands your knowledge and allows you to connect the dots in the most effective of ways.
Interview Advice: Be yourself - your personality is as important as your past experiences.
Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Always do your research on the company, what it looks for in candidates and how can you demonstrate it. What work does the company get involved in and how could this be tested for qualities during your application.
Interview Advice: Think around what they are asking of you, link it to past opportunities you have had and how it developed you personally and professionally. Think about how you adapt to changing environments and how you changed the way you work to best fit and learn from them.
Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Ensure you have a full understanding of the company, looking at current and future trends of the industry. It is important to know why you are choosing this role over all other opportunities and really express this during all stages of the interview process.
Interview Advice: Ask the right questions!
Sales Executive , Sales at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: - Do your research! - Sell yourself (but don't lie). - Provide interesting extra curricular experiences (societies - past jobs - volunteering).
Interview Advice: Ask questions about the role that will make the interviewer think, such as; What are the most common problems facing a development/project?
Estimator, Commercial at Barratt Developments
Application Advice: Thorough research of the company and the responsibilities which fall under your role. Also, research what the graduate scheme entails.
Interview Advice: Be yourself.
Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments