All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Barratt Developments employees based on 168 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.7/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.6/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.8/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
4.1/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
4.3/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.2/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

Here at Barratt, we’re not just about bricks and mortar. We’re about fulfilling ambitions. Opening doors. Creating a real sense of belonging. That’s how we work with our customers. And that’s exactly what you can expect from us as a graduate.  

As a FTSE 100 company, our business is very wide-reaching. For you, it means the chance to be involved in everything from finding the right land through to adding those finishing touches that will turn our houses into homes. Along the way, you’ll be able to connect with a wide range of people experts who can help you build your network and achieve your goals. You’ll even be mentored by one of our Managing Directors. Before long, everyone here will know your name. And you’ll know exactly where you want to take your career next.  

We’ve been voted as the best employer for graduates to work for in Property & Housebuilding for the past six years in a row. There is no better place for you to learn and grow.


Number of Graduate Positions this year
Approx. 50

Total number of company employees
6,000

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Contact Details 01530 353116
grads@barrattplc.co.uk
https://www.barrattfuturetalent.co.uk/

Contact: Suzie Flynn

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my job is the amount of contact with senior management. I have reviews with the managing director every two months and weekly/fortnightly contact with the director of the department that I am based in. I have also had exposure to the regional managing director and it is a great privilege to have this exposure and learn from their experience.

I also enjoy the freedom to be innovative and work on a variety of projects in a range of departments. During each rotation, I have been able to complete a piece of work that is a project I've been able to take real ownership of and which adds value to the business. These are often prepared in conjunction with other departments and are outside the routine day to day tasks of the department.

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Industry: Property and House Building Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Training opportunities.
Scope and breadth of work undertaken.

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Industry: Property & House Building Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of work and responsibility given straight away

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Land and Development Graduate

Industry: Property & House Building

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- The variety of work

- The network of people you build up through your rotations

- The availability of professional and personal training

- The opportunities to work amongst senior people and learn from them

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land & Planning Job Title: Aspire Land Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Rotations
Challenging
Graduate training days
Opportunity / progression
Exposure to senior management
Job satisfaction

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Industry: Property & House Building Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Trainee Assistant Site Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different and I am constantly challenged in the workplace. I never know what to expect but it makes the job a lot more exciting and keeps me engaged.
I also enjoy all of the training I get from Barratt's and the amount of work they do with you on personal development as well as the development in your role.

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Industry: Property & House Building

Industry: Property & House Building Department: Finance Job Title: Regional Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There are still training days available and they do their best to keep you progressing.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Team morale and the shared successes.
Number of motivated and dedicated individuals and teams.

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Industry: Property & House Building

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, each with useful industry knowledge.
- Opportunity to get out and about, meeting people from the industry and visiting a variety of sites.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Land Job Title: Land Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety.
Great people.
Challenging.
Professional and personal progression.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Gradaute

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Always being challeneged, and being encouraged to take on new tasks every day in order to learna and develop.

I've always been very well supported, and appreciate the time and effort that many people have put into my development from all aspects of the buisess in order for me to progress in my career.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Fast paced, target driven and constant problem solving.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great exposure to other departments within the company and connected sectors within the wider industry.
Good responsibility with being put in charge of driving projects forward and liaising with members of other teams within the company and external consultants.
Great working environment and colleagues.
Good training and opportunities available to diversify your job role and get further qualifications.

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Industry: Property & House Building Department: Land Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

-The variety of work.
-The number of people you get to know and interact with which is so important to the job and will make you better at what you do.
-Lots of investment into training.
-Spending time with senior people and learning from them.
-Flexibility in working hours.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people! Support and guidance will always be available for those who ask for it.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Graduate

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The rotations and the opportunities in the role are fantastic. The business is very supportive of all our development and training needs and give us opportunities to try a range of things.

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Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Group Design & Technical Job Title: Assistant Urban Designer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Commercial Job Title: Estimator

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Sales Executive

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Finance Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Graduate scheme rotations Job Title: Aspire Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land & Planning Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Construction Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Finance Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Assistant Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Land Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Kent Job Title: Accelerated Construction Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Barratt London Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: East London Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: London Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: London Job Title: Assistant Surveyor

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: South wales Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Land and Planning Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Land Department Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales / Marketing Job Title: Marketing Executive

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Bid Management Department: Land Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Mixed Job Title: ASPIRE graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Engineering Job Title: Engineering Co-ordinator

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Design & Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Barratt London Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Bristol Job Title: Construction Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Barratt Homes - North Midlands Job Title: Technical and Design Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Quantity Surveying Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Technical Job Title: Techincal Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Mercia Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: South West Job Title: ASPIRE Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Southern counties Job Title: Graduate trainee assistant site manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land & Planning Job Title: Assistant Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Bid Management Department: Development Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate - Technical

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Brentford Job Title: Aspire Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Retail, Retail (Rotational Graduate Scheme) Department: Sales Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: South Wales Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Architecture Department: Design and Technical Department Job Title: Design and Technical Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Graduates Job Title: Construction Graduate

Industry: Buying and Selling, Sales Department: Sales Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Bid Management

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: England Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Home Counties Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Barratt Kent Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate - Technical

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Department Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Architecture Department: Yorkshire West Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: David Wilson Homes Southern Job Title: Technical Coordinator

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Northeast Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Mercia Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: West London Job Title: Graduate Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: London Job Title: Graduate Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Architecture Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Finance Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Bid Management Department: House Building Land Department Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Operational Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Department Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Commercial Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Graduate Land Buyer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Job Title: Assistant Site Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land / North London Job Title: Graduate Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Land Department Job Title: Graduate Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Land Buyer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Rotational Job Title: Operational Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Rotation Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Job Title: Land Graduate

Department: Sales Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Management Job Title: Sales Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: West Midlands Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Rotational Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Land and Development Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Architecture Job Title: Technical Co-ordinator

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Sales Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: West Midlands Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Land Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Land Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Commercial Job Title: Cost Planner

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Project manager/Planner Job Title: Technical Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Northamptonshire Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Architecture Department: Sales Job Title: Sales Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Technical Co-ordinator

Industry: Law, Law (Administration) Job Title: Company Secretariat Graduate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Urban Regeneration Job Title: Development Assistant

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate Scheme

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Technical Job Title: Graduate Scheme

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Scotland Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Graduate scheme Job Title: Sales (Graduate scheme)

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), Human Resources Management Department: Graduate Scheme Job Title: Graduate scheme HR role

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Bristol Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Property Rotational Graduate Scheme Department: Exeter Job Title: Graduate Scheme -Sales & Marketing Role

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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your enthusiasm for the whole industry and Barratt as a company. Due to the fact you are in a different department every eight weeks you need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning about all the various roles. Personal development is also very important to Barratt so don't be afraid to talk about a situation which didn't necessarily go well but that you were able to learn from.

Interview Advice:

It is important at the assessment centre to fully engage with the task being set. The situations can seem over-dramatic as they are being acted out but you have to remain calm and professional. Inter-personal skills are crucial so listen to what they are saying, respond to how they are acting, show empathy and concern, diffuse any anger etc, and put forward a solution.

For the interview itself prepare for questions about Barratt, why you want to work for them and your career goals beyond the graduate programme. Remember again that you will be working across six different departments within that division so show your enthusiasm for the industry as a whole and the opportunity of spending time in each discipline.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Know the business.
Be specific.

Interview Advice:

Exhibit your potential.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Know the industry and the division (if applicable)
Don't lie
Only include experience if it is relevant

Interview Advice:

Know the industry and the division (if applicable)
Research who is interviewing you
Visit a development if you can

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Before applying do some research into the scheme, the company and the industry. You are not expected to know everything, as there is lots of training once you are in your role.

Most importantly be honest when answering the questions.

I would advise anyone who gets to the interview stage to just be themselves. They want people who are authentic and have a passion for the role they're applying for. If at any point you get stuck, don't try and pretend you know something, just be honest and say you don't.

Interview Advice:

Familiarise yourself with the company.

The assessment focuses on what you have done not what you can do. Be prepared to answer questions with real-life examples.

Demonstrate your passion for the industry and your ability to learn.

Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Learn what makes Barratt different to other house builders.
Know the challenges the house building industry is up against.
Know what you are applying for and why you want to apply for that role.

Interview Advice:

Prepare (real) competency examples in advance. Don't make them up, it will show!
Practice (out loud).
Relate your answers to the questions being asked.
Be yourself and smile.

Aspire Land Graduate, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do as much research about the Company and the Industry as possible, but don't be worried if you don't know everything about the role. They pride themselves on their people and they are not too worried if you don't have all of the knowledge because they can teach you that. Answer questions with your instincts and don't think about it too much.

Interview Advice:

I would advise anyone who gets to the interview stage to just be themselves. They want people who are authentic and have a passion for the role they're applying for. If at any point you get stuck, don't try and pretend you know something, just be honest and say you don't.

Trainee Assistant Site Manager, Construction at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do research & know why you want a role within this particular company

Interview Advice:

Show them why you want to work for them specifically

Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be honest they aren't trying to trap you and they show you your results. You would be very surprised at the mix of results within our cohort.

Interview Advice:

I was asked standard questions and they wanted to get to know you and your fit, you should always be prepared to answer questions about the company or have a couple to ask yourself but they are not looking for 'buzzwords'.

Regional Analyst, Finance at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the company extensively and tailor answers towards this.

Interview Advice:

Show an understanding and clear enthusiasm for the construction industry and chosen discipline.
Interview focuses on who you are as a person rather than the skills you possess.

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Familiarise yourself with the ASPIRE graduate programme and its requirements and highlight how your skills and experience align to Barratt and the programme.

Interview Advice:

- Evidence your skills through a wide range of examples.
- Have good knowledge of Barratt and their key competitors - read the annual report etc.
- Keep an eye on the news for updates regarding the industry.

Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Take your time when submitting your application - don't rush!
Research the company.
Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Research the company.
Practice makes perfect.
Use the STAR technique when answering competency questions.

Land Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the company and recent developments.

Interview Advice:

Confidence and presentation skills are key.

Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Show you have knowledge of the company - its financial results, any major initiatives currently on-going.
Show what has drawn you to the company - its working environment/any previous experience you have had with them.
Demonstrate how your previous experience and the skills you have could be transferred over to a real role within the team.

Interview Advice:

Prepare to be asked about the wider industry - what are its on-going issues and what new ways are being tried to combat them.
Always prepare examples of where you have used skills rather than simply listing skills you have - where have you built relationships in a real world environment and how did you maintain them for example.
Above all show your passion - not just for the company but for the industry as well, this isn't just any other job to you, this is the one you want.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Don't feel like you need specific experience in the industry to be successful. Be able to demostrate how the skills you have could be used in a working environment. They are looking for people who can adapt and use transferrable skills they have not necessarily someone with experience in the industry.

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate transferable skills - in the application process you may be given a lot of information - don't get bogged down in it - learn to pick out the information you need.

ASPIRE Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Take time to research the company and be sure to build on the information contained within your CV. Evidence of personal development in a previous role and how you reflect upon experiences is important so be sure to think about this throughout the application process. Be prepared to think on your feet!

Interview Advice:

Be prepared but most importantly, be yourself!

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

It's a long process, but if you are passionate about the role and do your research you should go far in the process.

Interview Advice:

Be personable but professional. Give honest and real life examples. Try to relate your answers to different things that you've done, and not just to uni projects. This will help demonstrate that you're a well rounded applicant who is keen to do different things.

Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Application Advice:

- Research the company.
- Sell yourself well on your CV.
- Practice interviews.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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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
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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
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Application Advice:

Highlight any areas in your previous work/ studies where you have shown leadership or project management skills.

Interview Advice:

Research the company and come prepared with case studies. Practice your presentation skills for the assessment day.

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Show flexibility and adaptability, brand awareness, industry awareness and dedication to improve/continue to learn and develop.

Interview Advice:

Competency based interview, so focus on good examples of exemplary behaviours. Vary examples between academic, social, and professional, and be honest about outcomes, even when the outcome isn't what you had hoped for - it is better to have learnt from experiences than think you have done it right every time.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research thoroughly into the company and ensure you read into why it has been such a success in the past. Practice interview questions and really acknowledge why you deserve the role in order to be confident in the interview process.

Graduate, Finance at Barratt Developments
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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
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Application Advice:

A degree alone is not enough; ensure that you have experience in whatever that may be; volunteering, part-time jobs, placements, internships, organisational roles in societies/teams, etc.). These skills will be paramount in the application process and the role itself.

Aspire Graduate, Graduate scheme rotations at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the company and market, be genuine to yourself and be organised.

Interview Advice:

Same as above.

Land Buyer, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Understand the industry, where it's come from - and more importantly where it's going!

ASPIRE Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

As long as you have the drive they will always be there to help and support you. Genuinely be yourself, they are looking for the right people as they know most skills can be taught along the way.

Graduate Trainee, Finance at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Firstly, know the company and what their values are. Barratt prides itself on the core principles and is proud of being a national volume house builder while also scoring highly in sustainability criteria and customer satisfaction. The application process is tough so be prepared to be put through your paces. They need to know if you are right for the job and that they are the right choice for you. The scheme is great but demanding so the application process will definitely show if you are right for the job.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. There's no point pretending to be someone else to get the role and then finding out it is too much for you or not what you were expecting. They will be scoring you against set criteria which is quite broad. They are looking for the leaders of tomorrow so will mark you on your existing and potential skills.

Assistant Surveyor, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and the industry before your interviews and assessment centre. Be yourself and be positive.
They are not looking for grads specifically from a related degree, they want the RIGHT people who can learn, adapt and make a positive change for the business further down the line.

Interview Advice:

Ask lots of questions. Think about examples of different times you showed resilience or managed conflict or went above and beyond etc. It's all good stating you can do it but you need to be able to back it up. Prepare, prepare, prepare. If you are well prepared, the interviewer will pick up on it and will know how badly you want the job.

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the housebuilding/construction industry thoroughly. Know the key trends and issues facing the sector.

Interview Advice:

Prepare a variety of real life examples from different areas of your working or university life or from your hobbies or other experiences. Make sure these examples show where you have applied your key skills.

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

If you are applying for this role you need to be interested in the construction side of house building. The programme is intense and you will have a lot of work to do, but the more you put in the more you will get out of it!

Interview Advice:

Prepare. 'Fail to prepare then prepare to fail!

Accelerated Construction Graduate, Kent at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the company (i.e. number of homes built annually, annual turnover, number of divisions, company structure, and most importantly division structure). Research the role you will be applying for (what your responsibilities will be, what skills set will be expected from you, any professional qualifications available and the duration needed for you to undertake them).

Interview Advice:

Be yourself at the assessment centre and interview. That's the only way you can be relaxed enough to ensure that you give a good account of yourself.

Commercial Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Put down as much information about yourself as you can, particularly things which you have done outside your degree / school. However do not make anything up, you will probably be questioned in depth, and any inconsistencies in what you say will be a red flag.

Interview Advice:

Just relax and be yourself, Barratt are looking for the real you to see if you will fit into the company

Commercial Graduate, East London at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Learn as much about the company as possible and don't submit a generic application.

Assistant Surveyor, London at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

I would advise candidates to begin the rotational process with a completely open mind about where they want to end up in the business and try to convey this to their colleagues.

Interview Advice:

An understanding of the future of the housebuilding industry and current legislation is key. Furthermore, it is necessary to have good leadership, teamwork, problem solving and time management examples.

Learn as much as you can about the business for example history, current or past projects and competitors. Most of this can be found on the companies website, however it is useful to look at other sources so that you aren't just regurgitating what the interviewer already knows.

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Don't try and out do the people around you, be yourself, be honest and the assessors will see it and of course show them why you are the best candidate.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, be calm! Take a second or two to think about your answers rather than say the first thing that comes to your head and trying to back track from there. Remember to really listen to what your interviewer is asking and answer the question they are asking and not the one you want to answer.
If you don't understand or have misheard don't be afraid to ask again, you'll have clarity on what they are asking and a few extra seconds to compose your answer.

Graduate, South wales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do your research!

Interview Advice:

What research have you completed about the company?

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

You must know information about the role, sector, Barratt Developments and the difficulties that the industry faces. You must also be enthusiastic about wanting the job.

Interview Advice:

Once again you need to know your stuff. You will be found out in one of the many stages if not. You also must be confident and make sure you are remembered and have a bit of character.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you tailor your application towards the role - and make sure you know as much as you can about the business.

There is nothing worse than a generic application that won't stand out against your thousands of competing candidates.

Interview Advice:

Be ready to exemplify the skills you proclaim to have.

For example if your CV reads;
Good at man-management
Works well under pressure

Be prepared to discuss a time in your life when you had to pull a team together and reach your goal under difficult circumstances.

Graduate, Land and Planning at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Give examples of experiences you have had which gave you the opportunity to display leadership, intuition, team work and creativeness. This can be from any experiences you have had and not necessarily industry specific.

Interview Advice:

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself, try not to act in a way you think the company is wanting to see. The entire interview process is designed to find out what you are really like and you will get caught out. They also want to see if you will be a good fit for the company and it is an opportunity for you to see if you like them.

Land Graduate, Land Department at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do the basics - visit the website, our values, read up on news stories in the media and visit a development first hand.
Also consider factors which might impact Barratt, shortages of trades etc. and what Barratt is doing to combat any threats.

Interview Advice:

- Prepare examples where you have shown skills - teamwork, leadership etc. and be ready to elaborate.
- Be bright, energetic and enthusiastic
- Look smart
- Ask questions
- Be direct and make sure you get out of it what you want as well.

Marketing Executive, Sales / Marketing at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make your application stand out by showing real passion for the industry , include any extracurricular activities you may have done.

Interview Advice:

BE YOURSELF ……….Don't pretend to be someone your not and try to enjoy it. (if that's possible)

Research the company but also try and have a holistic understanding of the industry and show the interviewer that you understand what challenges the business faces and that you have your own ideas about how to mitigate against them.

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be honest and be yourself. Talk about your experiences and use competencies to base your answers.

Interview Advice:

Again, be yourself and let your personality shine through. Ensure you have plenty of examples of times when you have done things which back up your reason for applying for the job and why you want to work for Barratts. Ensure you have researched the company including KPI's and recent news articles relevant to the business/industry. Create a SWOT analysis on the business to help you gain further understanding on the companies opportunities and threats. You need to express your passion for why you want to work for the company and what you can bring to the role.

ASPIRE graduate, Mixed at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have some knowledge about the company & the industry. It's important to know why you would like to do the role you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be well-prepared.

Engineering Co-ordinator, Engineering at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do your research. Be familiar with our company, our brands and types of homes we build in different parts of the country. Visit some of our showhomes and compare them with those of our competitors. Research any challenges the industry is currently facing and give an opinion about where you think the construction/house building industry is going in the next few years.

Interview Advice:

Think about the bigger picture and the impact that your decisions or responses will make in the long term. Remember our company vision, which is to lead the future of house building by putting customers at the heart of everything we do. Show your enthusiasm and passion for working for Barratt, over other companies. Most of all, be yourself!

Graduate, Design & Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Take your time to understand the industry, business and wider market. Think about why you would like to apply for this role and most importantly Barratt Developments PLC,

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have fully prepared for the interview through gaining an understanding of the business and division for whom you are applying for. Prior to the interview and assessment day you will receive interview tips and advice, I would highly recommend reading and following the tips given.

Graduate, Barratt London at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV /Cover letter is up to date and relevant showing how your past experiences, interests or hobbies link into the company. Barratt's received hundreds of applications each year therefore insuring spelling, layout and clarity is correct and professional is essential.
When applying which is conducted initially online, ensure you answer questions fully, demonstrate how you made a difference to that team or experience you are talking about demonstrate what you did to ensure that experience / team project etc. was a success. Don't rush the application and think about your answers. Finally get someone else who is competent enough to check your application as we all make mistakes that we might not necessarily notice straight away, or until after submitting your application which by that time will be to late. You can only make a first impression once.

Interview Advice:

My advice would simply be "fail to prepare then prepare to fail"

Barratt's are good at providing information and communication leading up to interviews either via phone or in person. Insure that you prepare your answers well and that you think about the bigger picture focus and the importance of change to an organisation.
Overall remember you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing yourself. Be pro-active, ask questions, show you have done your research into the company or division you are applying for.

Construction Graduate, Bristol at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

- APPLY EARLY, spaces fill up fast and is very much a first come first serve basis. London vacancies also fill up rapidly.
- Read up on the industry and company- learn about the implications of the political and economic environment on the industry. Kno

Interview Advice:

- Be calm and prepared. By doing so, you will come across much more confident and will be able to answer questions with ease.
- Think long-term and big picture focus.
- Be yourself.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company. Find out about the history and speak to existing graduates as they provide a great insight - as they did for me. Go round one of our developments (including a David Wilson development) to see how it's done. Be honest - they're looking for the person who will fit in - not necessarily reams of qualifications.

Interview Advice:

Previous experience does help as it provides a basis to support your answers with. Again in the interview stage make sure you have fully researched the company.

Technical and Design Graduate, Barratt Homes – North Midlands at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

You need to be passionate about the construction industry and to have a positive and optimistic outlook that your decisions and ideas are valuable and will improve whichever area of the business you work in. You also need to be well organised, a quick learner and ready to take on a lot of responsibility after the first year of working with the company.

Interview Advice:

Confidence is key. There is a lot of emphasis placed on communication skills and an ability to present yourself and your ideas in a positive light. I think you also need to show you have the ability to be a team player as much of the job depends on you communicating with and assisting people both internally within the business and externally. In terms of the interview itself, I suggest the candidate demonstrates good reasoning to draw valid conclusions. It is also good to come equipped with examples of personal challenges you have overcome.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be yourself on your application - this job will bring out who you are.
Find out the issues in the construction industry.
Explain why you want the job and give good reasons.

Interview Advice:

It is a tough process but it is designed to see whether you are a good fit for the company and whether they are a good fit for you.
Visit a sales centre beforehand.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Remember what the business is hoping to achieve, and that is customer satisfaction. Barratt are hoping to be the pinnacle of brand association within the house building industry and that is evident throughout the departments of the business. Build your application on any experience you have with customers whether it be face to face, telephone or written.

Interview Advice:

A good knowledge of the business from all aspects of commercial, construction and the competitors within the industry. How we set ourselves apart from other house builders is always very useful.

Commercial Graduate, Quantity Surveying at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Understand the company's values and principles, and consider if your own are similar to those. Research the industry, know who Barratt are in competition with and recognise the differences between the companies.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and open, don't try to disguise a lack of knowledge or experience. Be positive and demonstrate how you have contributed in previous roles, projects, whilst volunteering etc.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Honesty, industry awareness and determination. Not to overcomplicate wording.

Interview Advice:

Focus on company objectives and progression in the future. Show adaptability, leadership and self belief. Assessment centre includes role plays with various working situations (customers, colleagues etc.) so could prepare for those scenarios.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Understand the company position in the industry and external factors which influence our production.

Interview Advice:

What do you know about Barratt Homes?

Techincal Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do your research! You won't stand out by regurgitating details found on the website - do a little digging and find out something you can relate to.

Demonstrate and support your claims with examples. i.e.. leadership and organisational strengths may have been developed through University projects, Sports teams etc.

Interview Advice:

Questions you may be asked include:

Why do you want to work for us over other Housebuilders?
Who are our competitors?
Give me an example when you demonstrated "X" ability... i.e.

Graduate, Mercia at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

The most important thing is to remember to be yourself and let your personality come across. Although Barratt are looking for professional people, they are also looking for real people. So be sure that your own personality comes across during the telephone interview and assessment centre. Ensure that you have researched the housing industry thoroughly, I would recommend undertaking a SWOT analysis of the industry beforehand. This could prove really helpful. The assessment centre can be quite daunting, but also very rewarding so ensure you embrace all the activities of the day.

Interview Advice:

You need to communicate a passion for why you want to be on the graduate scheme. During the interview process, there will only be a few applicants left, and they too will have passed the assessment centre. So ensure you research Barratt beforehand and know why you want to work for the company, and why the role is so important to you.

ASPIRE Graduate, South West at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

To look into all the options you have and do lots of research into that role try and go onto a site and have a look around or you might get a shock.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself it's not about what you know technically because they can teach you that, it's your management skills and drive to succeed that is important.

Graduate trainee assistant site manager, Southern counties at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

- Do your homework. Research the company and the industry as a whole.
- Be yourself, the company consider personal traits as highly as educational records.

Interview Advice:

- As above for the main part.
- Be flexible in your location preference if possible. Moving to a new area for the job was a great move for me.

Assistant Land Buyer, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

It does not necessarily matter if you don't have a relevant degree.

Interview Advice:

The company assess on 5 key indicators. These are clearly shown on the website. Have examples for each of these indicators as you will be asked to show evidence at telephone interview and assessment centre.

Land Buyer, Development at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show your enthusiasm for the industry. It doesn't matter if you do not have a construction related degree. 'Non-cognate' applicants (like myself) are welcomed and I have found I've learnt so much about this industry by being immersed in this graduate scheme. Take your time as well and really think about what will make your application stand out amongst the crowd.

Interview Advice:

I found Barratt's assessment centre to be a friendly and welcoming environment - which really settled my nerves on the day. Before the day you will be given guidance notes which tell you what the assessors are looking for. My advice would be to really try to understand this guidance before going to an interview or assessment centre, and try to think of some relevant examples that you can bring up when asked questions.

Graduate – Technical, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - the assessment centres and interviews are based on who has the potential mind-set to excel in Barratt. It is not purely a test of academia.

Interview Advice:

Think about why you're applying for the specific role, why you want to be in the house building industry, and why Barratt in particular. There are a lot of developers and you need to identify what makes Barratt different and demonstrate this understanding to your interviewer.

Aspire Graduate, Brentford at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do lots of research into the company.
Be prepared for a tough day at the assessment centre, but don't be disheartened if you feel it didn't go well - you might be pleasantly surprised!
Sell yourself - know your skills, draw on all your experience.
Be nice to the other candidates.
Be yourself - Barratt does not want clone employees - they embrace quirky personalities if you've got the skills they need.
Don't be put off if you don't have a relevant degree - Barratt genuinely considers every background.

Interview Advice:

Know about the company and demonstrate how you will fit in and make a difference.
Think about examples that back up the skills you claim to have - have these prepared.
Brainstorm every possible question you could be asked, and prepare an answer for it.
Sound enthusiastic - especially if it's a phone interview - you need to convey your passion through your voice.
Ask the interviewer questions - always. At least three.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

- Prepare - Visit a Barratt site, go on our website, look at news about Barratt and more generally the industry as a whole, prepare thoroughly for potential interview questions.
- Think about how you fit the requirements Barratt are looking for
- If yo

Interview Advice:

Prepare thoroughly and think about examples of when you have demonstrated key skills. Don't be afraid of asking some questions yourself.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Apply early and give yourself plenty of time. Don't rush and make sure you do a throrough spelling and grammar check.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and be yourself - it's important to be a team member who is a genuine fit. If you try and be something you're not, you'll just trip yourself up- the assessment centres are challenging and you are monitored all throughout the day.

Sales Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the role thoroughly and read all of the application literature carefully; they give this to you for a reason! Try to gain a broad knowledge of the trends and main issues in the house building industry at the moment.

Interview Advice:

They are not looking for someone who has all of the technical knowledge or experience required to do their job role well, as this can be taught, they are more concerned with your behaviours and it you are the right fit for the role. Also be sure to try to find out if Barratt and this programme is the right fit for you as well.

Graduate Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Spend time on the application and fully think about what you write/answer, dont just write generic answers or use answers copied from other applications. Demonstrate why you really want the job, what you are interested in, use personal experiences to aid this where possible.

Interview Advice:

Know about the business - brands, visions, ethos, competitors etc. Visit some sites and get a feel for what we do.
Be yourself - the recruitment process is designed to get the best out of you and make sure you are the right kind of personality for the role, so dont try to be something you're not. If you dont know an answer to a question then just be honest about it and show that you are willing to learn and develop.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the role, research the industry and when you are sure you understand why you want to work for Barratt Developments, then apply.

Also, avoid using generic answers on your applications.

Interview Advice:

The interview day is a tough day and you must be well prepared to show off your commercial awareness, big picture focus and ability to understand both your internal and external customer pressures.

Thoroughly research how you fit in the role and what you have done previously in your work/university/social life that means you are correct for the role.

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Learn as much as you can about Barratt - the history of the company, key players in the company, the vision and some key statistics. Look for any relevant press releases
Visit some Barratt developments - have a look around the site and at the showhomes
Give a strong explanation of why you are attracted to a career in housebuilding

Interview Advice:

To answer questions as effectively as possible learn as much as you can about Barratt and think of some insightful, thought provoking questions to ask your interviewer.
Think of some real examples you can use to justify answers to your questions.
But most importantly be yourself

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Get work experience before applying in property related field to make sure this is for you.

Interview Advice:

Show you understand the business and market.

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Give examples, don't give in something generic and show willingness to learn. Barratt are looking for individuals that will succeed, not necessarily an expert in building.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

The interviews are staged, firstly telephone and then assessment days. Show your desire to learn, communicate and develop.

Commercial Graduate, South Wales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about why you want to work for Barratt in particular, not just why you want to work for a house builder. Therefore, you need to be specific and show that you have a detailed knowledge of our company, our brands and our products.

Don't be afraid to compare us with some of our competitors in your application - let us know why you think we stand out. Visit some of our sites, look round our show homes and ask for advice from current graduates via our twitter page.

Talk about you want to achieve by joining us. What impact do you think you could make? Also, what could Barratt offer you by giving you a place on the programme?

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre lasts for a whole day and can be quite tough. It is important to be enthusiastic, stay focussed, work efficiently on your tasks and think about the way you come across to others. You are being assessed on your ability to communicate, to solve problems, to negotiate and to demonstrate an understanding of how our business works.

Keep up to date with industry news in case you are asked to talk about any of the issues we are currently experiencing in the housebuilding industry. Prepare some questions to ask your interviewer and be sure to talk about any experiences you have outside of academia, as this can be a great way of expressing your personality.

Design and Technical Graduate, Design and Technical Department at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be prepared! The interview process consists of a few stages with the assessment centres really focussing on you as an individual.

Remember this, Barratt do no only look for qualifications and grades, they are a customer focussed buisness and require customer focussed candidates.

Construction Graduate, Graduates at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

- Learn about and understand the industry, business and future obstacles
- Be yourself
- Emphasise any relevant knowledge or learning
- Enjoy the experience

Sales Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do your homework. It is easy to read the company website and a few news articles. Set yourself apart by visiting a sales centre, or by speaking with someone (via facebook, twitter etc). There are people readily available to answer any questions you may have so use it, it’s a really useful resource.
Also, really try and think about how you can apply any prior experience to the qualities we’re looking for, it doesn’t have to just come from previous work roles.

Interview Advice:

This is a graduate role so we won’t necessarily be looking just for prior experience, it’s more about the ‘right fit’ as an individual so just be yourself, do lots of research about us (and our competition), what we do, and our principles. The assessment day is quite intensive but shouldn’t be daunting, none of the exercises are not meant to catch you out, they’re meant to see how you conduct yourself in certain circumstances so just be yourself on the day.

Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Spend time researching!!! Read the reviews on the Job Crowd as the current grads will give you the best advice!

Research into the company, our visions, our programme, our competitors and the industry as a whole. There is plenty of useful tips on the barratt future talents website for you to utilise. We look for people with customer focus, team working ethics and a bigger picture focus. Try to see how our visions apply to your self and relate them to your experiances. Talk about these examples. Try to visit some of our developments. Most importantly take your time to prepare

Technical Graduate, England at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Ensure your application is unique to you as an individual. Tell the company about your personal experiences, as well as your employment ones. Barratt's review employees as individuals and consider their natural behaviours as much, if not, more than educational or employment achievements. Therefore, be truthful in any questionnaires you fill out, as answers you think may not fit the bill, may be a more suitable answer.

Interview Advice:

Research the company and the industry as a whole. Consider current and future market conditions, such as potential issues the industry/company may face. Be prepared to answer questions about relationships you have built, both professionally and in friendship groups.
Go and visit a site of ours, interviewers seemed to love that!

Land Graduate, Home Counties at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research, Research and Research !

Researching the industry shows you are interested. Be calm and confident however give genuine answers,

Remember the job should be suited for you. Ultimately you do not want to force to become something you are not and therefore representing your true personality will bode you well.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to work for the company
Where do you see your self in 10 years.
What are you strengths and weaknesses.
What do you know about the business.

Land Graduate, Barratt Kent at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

The recruitment process is very transparent; you will receive concise information explaining what you are being assessed on. Graduates are recruited from many different degree disciplines so it is your behaviour, attitude and potential that is being assessed not your technical competency. The areas you are being assessed on will be made clear to you through each stage of the recruitment process.

Interview Advice:

Do your research about the industry and keep up to date on relevant news articles and current affairs which may effect our business. You should be genuinely interested in housing and therefore research should come naturally. Quoting from the Barratt website will not score you any points!

As it is your behaviours that are being assessed, you should be prepared to discuss times when you have displayed these in the past.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make sure you emphasise your strong points that coincide with those of the business, look at the company vision, familiarise yourself with the language used and harmonise that with the application.

Make yourself stand out, don't just fill in 'another application form' take the time to learn the business and really drive what benefit you would be to the business and what potential it can bring out in you.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are fully prepared and knowledgable, googling 'Barratt Developments' the day before the interview won't show true desire.

Understanding what we do, how and where we do it and a brief history however will help you to make a good first impression and will also allow you to show how your skills tie in with ours.

Be prepared for all eventualities and think through our daily processes, as you may be droppped into a scenario of these...

Graduate, Technical Department at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Don't apply if you are not truly interested in the industry. Ensure you research the company and know why you want to work for Barratt Developments.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you are prepared to talk about how you behaved in real -life situations, such as being a group leader or building work relationships.

Technical Graduate, Yorkshire West at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Familerise yourself with key current issues and future influences in the industry which effect the company.
Understand the companies philisophies and key principles, and how they and our competitors position themseleves in the industry.
Create a well structured clinical CV on one page if possible.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and balance a friendly positive attitude with a professional well spoken manner.
Be proud of your achievements and explain your key attributes.
Stay calm and take your time, do not overspeak and waffle just be clear and clinical with answers. If something additional comes to you speak at an appropiate time.

Technical Coordinator, David Wilson Homes Southern at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do not just send in genetic applications. Mention the homes we build and our award and achievements.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are confident, and passionate. Know about the industry.

Technical Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you understand our aspirations and what we are trying to achieve as a company. Answer all the questions thoroughly but make sure that everything you say is relevant. Try to avoid unnecessary 'waffle'.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre process is nerve-wracking but the most important thing is to stay calm and be yourself. The company is looking for individuals who can bring something to the business. Make sure you have relevant examples of where you have used a skill to achieve something and what the outcome was. Do not try to guess what the assessors are looking for, as they will know when you are not being yourself.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

You need the ability to be flexible enough to try out new challenges and embrace all rotations even if they are unfamiliiar fields of work/study in order to make the most of the programme. Confidence and communication is also key to be able to express yourself and your ideas clearly.

Interview Advice:

Previous experience is a big focus on interview; interviewers ask for scenarios which you have previously dealt with in the workplace or in teams, testing how well you might handle difficult situations in future. Part taking in extra curricular activities and charity work is also a good thing to have on your CV.

Technical Graduate, Northeast at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Answer honestly and individually. A generic answer won't cut it. Spend extra time to read into and understand the company, its values and its actions and how you connect with these.

Interview Advice:

Find out more about the company other than reading its website or Wikipedia page.
Who are their main competitors?
Ensure you are up to date with the property/construction market.
Think about previous experiences which show initiative, thinking outside the box, teamwork, leadership and communication.

The programme is much more about the candidate, rather than purely academic scores.

Graduate, Mercia at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be honest about who you are and why you are applying for the role - don't get put off if you don't have a construction related degree, lots of graduates don't but they do have an interest in the sector

Interview Advice:

Know about the challenges Barratts and the wider housebuilding industry are facing - both short and long term. Visit some local developments and look at the Barratt websites. There are different parts to the assessment process so don't worry too much if you aren't too good at one as you may excel at another

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Learn about the company, its market and competitors. Understand its product. Don't just reuse other applications, it must be tailored to Barratt.

Graduate Surveyor, West London at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be yourself on the telephone interview and answer all questions honestly, otherwise during the assessment day ect. you will be caught out.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for standard interview questions that are focused on not only what you can bring to the company but also what the company can give to you.

Graduate Manager, London at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Give examples of experiences you have had which gave you the opportunity to display leadership, intuition, team work and creativeness. This can be from any experiences you have had and not necessarily industry specific.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and be yourself, try not to act in away you think the company is wanting to see. The entire interview process is designed to find out what you are really like and you will get caught out. They also want to see if you will be a good fit for the company and it is an opportunity for you to see if you like them.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Interview Advice:

Remeber to be yourself! The assessment centre is a long and tiring day, so being genuine will help you through. Research the company, and really get to grips with the discipline you have chosen to apply for.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Spend time with your applications. Make sure you have great communication and interpersonal skills because it is with these skills that secure you a position.

Interview Advice:

Research your chosen location

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be thorough and honest in your answers and don't try to 'blag' anything.

Interview Advice:

It's nerve-wracking, but keep calm and most importantly, be yourself! Don't try and second guess what the interviewers are looking for, as you will only trip yourself up.

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

My top three advice tips for applications are to:
1) Research the company’s history, current performance & future outlook.
2) Visit a development & ask questions.
3) Tailor your application to the job role & also the graduate scheme expectations.

Interview Advice:

My top three interview tips:
1) Practice Assessment Day interview techniques.
2) Prepare by bringing questions and current house building affairs.
3) Relate questions to your experience.

Graduate, Finance at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Take your time and use lots of examples.

Interview Advice:

It's unlikely you will be against another applicant going for the same job as you at an assessment day. You will have to deal with actors who will test your customer service ability and internal business relationship building.

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Honesty is the best policy. Quite often it's not the people with the most experience or even the most relevent degree its about you as a person and what attributes you can bring to the business.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Its not about delivering the best presentation or best maths test result it's about your personality and how you respond to certain situations. Don't feel under pressure to perform and if you feel that you have made a mistake keep going don't give up, one bad round will not exclude you from getting through the assessment centre.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

It is very important for any possible applicants to understand the company and its history, as this will provide a view on what the business is all about. This is likely to involve more than just reading the website - Barratt is a National house builder with Barratt and David Wilson sites in a wide range of location, I would strongly recommend that applicants make the effort to go out and see some sites (of both brands).

If considering a Land role, it would also benefit to get out and see pieces of land that Barratt has submitted planning applications for before it is developed. This will give a good view on what type of land is favoured and also the areas that are valued.

I would also suggest that applicants try and understand the targets of the business and what it is aiming for strategically. This will then lead to a view being generated which will be important to discuss during any application process.

Interview Advice:

It is important in an interview to express what you have found out about the organisation as well as where you have been/what you have seen.

If the opportunity arises, it may be appropriate to ask a few questions of the interviewer. This might be about how they find working at Barratt or how they find the house building industry.

Land Buyer, House Building Land Department at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be honest. Do not try to write 'what you think they want to see'. Barratt seek individuals. Driven by the desire to progress and work for the company.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared. Know the industry and follow Barratt Developments on Twitter for tips and guidance.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make an early start and be thorough.

Interview Advice:

Don't try to anticipate what the assessors want to see, just be genuine and be yourself.

Operational Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Read the information on the careers website. While this on its own may not be enough, it is a good starting point.

Answer all questions honestly and make sure you have researched the company and industry before applying.

Try to visit developments to familiarise yourself with the product and that of our competitors.

Interview Advice:

Make sure your answers are relevant to the position you are applying for and try to give relevant example for competency questions. Examples do not have to be complex, simple things you have done at University or any work experience can be just as effective in displaying your aptitude and skills.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Prepare for competency style questions by coming up with interesting and varied examples of times you have showcased key skills such as communication or decision making. Use these questions to highlight any interesting or relevant experience you have.

Interview Advice:

Try to get ahead of other candidates by ensuring that your knowledge of the Housebuilding industry and Barratt Developments is detailed and unique. You can do this by speaking to past graduates and staff members as well as visiting our developments to get a greater knowledge of what we do.

Land Graduate, Land Department at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

This is a brilliant scheme offering you an industry leading experience. You must be willing to learn, but at the same time be able to step up and prove yourself.

When applying, make sure it is the scheme for you and understand why you want to work for Barratt Developments.

Learn the business the hard way. Go to some sites, research the market and understand where we fit.

Interview Advice:

The assessment day is rigorous but if you are good enough you will get through.

Understand the Barratt culture and where we position ourselves in the market. Furthermore, understand the PESTEL issues that are influencing housing developers.

All I would say is be prepared. Read around, there is enough advice out there.

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Researching the company must be a starting point, find out about its beliefs, history, goals for the future, and company values. Before filling out the application visit a development site to get an idea about the product, perhaps even meet a graduate to find out first hand about the scheme. Answer the questions honestly, with well thought out examples and really try and sell yourself and your experience.

Interview Advice:

The interviewer is going to want to know why you applied, and specifically why Barratt. Research the market and who Barratt's competitors are. Think of good and varied examples of experience.

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

answer the questions openly and honestly. be true to what you think rather than what you think the company wants to hear.

Interview Advice:

reseach the company and their competitors, visit sites and familiarise yourself with what the core product is. also consider the bigger picture and where the company wants to be in the future

Graduate Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Always think of situations where you have demonstrated required skill. Make your CV articulate and ensure you answer the questions fully. Do not start your application 'since I was young I have always wanted to build houses!'

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, practice for psychometric tests, and do backgound reserach on Barratt.

Assistant Site Manager, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out by getting lots of relevant work experience and speaking to current graduates who are on the scheme at careers fairs etc. tailor your cv and application towards the key 'philosophies' that we look for - these can be found on the graduate website. Keep up to date with latest news on Barratt Homes and the wider industry.

Interview Advice:

Prepare thoroughly and don't be nervous as it is very informal and the interviewers are on your side.

Graduate Land Buyer, Land / North London at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Even if you are not applying for a customer facing role always keep the customer in mind as every department has an impact on the customer. Barratt developments pride themselves on their 5 star status which is awarded as a result of customer surveys

Interview Advice:

Get to know the company and importantly our competitors and how policies have an impact on selling and building.

Think of good customer service examples and always keep the impact on the customer at the back of your mind when ansering every question.

Graduate Land Buyer, Land Department at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Talk to us! There are many ways to communicate with current people within the company – Careers Fairs, twitter etc. It’s probably not enough to just read the website, you need to demonstrate why you want a career with Barratt in particular and what you can offer to support this.
Sites like ‘the Job Crowd’ are really useful to read beforehand too. Above all you need to understand what we stand for as a company, and what we’re driving toward.

Interview Advice:

You can’t prepare for everything, and we don’t expect you to. What tends to stand out from the crowd is someone who has gone that little bit further to understand us, and the industry as a whole. Think of examples of when you’ve used skills such as leadership, building relationships etc.; it doesn’t have to be employment based, it could have been at Uni, a part-time job, or hobby.
Know us, and know our competitors. We don’t expect detailed knowledge, just be aware of the industry as a whole, and the bigger picture.
During the Assessment day, everyone wants you to do well, just try to be calm and genuine. The exercises aren’t meant to trip you up, if you don’t think you’ve done well in one, just forget it & concentrate on the next part.

Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

All you can do is be honest and give enough time and effort to the process. You cannot change who you are and if you are a good fit for the position, you will be contacted.

Interview Advice:

If you are successful in gaining a place at the assessment centre, know why you are applying for the role and why you have chosen Barratt; be aware of the industry and be up to date with current aspects of house building. Your passion will show through if it is already there.

Operational Graduate, Rotational at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Include lots of examples and give yourself plenty of time to complete.

Interview Advice:

Revise competitors and macro environmental factors.

Graduate, Rotation at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Do your homework and research Barratt and the industry before you apply. Double check your application after you have completed it and cut out the waffle.

Interview Advice:

Practice the roleplays and interview techniques before you arrive. Keep calm and be yourself, everyone is very friendly at Barratt Developements and we only want you to do your best.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself everyone that works within the company is very down to earth and personable. Be prepared for the interview and do you home work by not only researching the company but getting out and visiting a sales arena.

Land Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Research the housebuilding industry - current issues and opportunities.
Learn about Barratt.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, demonstrate your enthusiasm, demonstrate your willingness to learn.

Land Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

My advice would be to get to know the company and sector in detail. Have a look at the main policies of the political parties, what effect would a change of government have? What if Help to Buy were to end tomorrow? Have an opinion on such matters.

Have a think about our values and try to demonstrate that you would fit well within our organisation.

Interview Advice:

Show that you are energetic and confident. It helps to smile! Try to think of examples of when you have worked well in a team or as an individual and times when you have demonstrated leadership qualities.

Try to give your answers structure so that you can clearly demonstrate that you had an aim and what that end result was.

Graduate, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have a good knowledge about the company and that you are genuinely interested in working for Barratt Developments. Take the time to visit one of the sites and speak to people.

Interview Advice:

Be well prepared and know about the company.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Application Advice:

Be honest about why you want to work for the company and try to understand how your skills and personality will fit with the company's values and philosophies.

Interview Advice:

Research the company: who they are and their values and who their customers are and how they treat them.

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Best thing about Barratt is its support for training and development throughout the company. There is an enormous amount of support and respect for the graduate programme across the business and across the division. Development is also encouraged and it is inspiring to work alongside so many ambitious people. This is particularly good for me as someone at the start of my career as my colleagues all have strong leadership skills and are able to manage me effectively.

Worst:

I recognise that diversity and inclusion is something the company is trying to address but I do think more can be done to change the culture of the workplace. I hope to see more female representation at director level over the next 5-10 years and also within construction roles. In order for this to be achieved I think the culture of the workplace does need to improve with more awareness for potentially sexist comments.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Best:

People focused.

Worst:

Not diverse enough.

Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Industry leader, good reputation

Worst:

Centralised model meaning that the majority of the decisions are made higher than your division. Sometimes those decisions can be frustrating, as there is a lack of local knowledge.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Great reputation
Build a good product
Investment in employees
Open door policy to senior management

Worst:

Restrictions on working hours

Aspire Land Graduate, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Progression and training as well as the support I get from the Managers.

Trainee Assistant Site Manager, Construction at Barratt Developments
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Best:

they're always willing to help their employees and they do a lot more for the wider community

Worst:

They seem to have a lot of people leaving and come back because of so many people coming through the ranks and need promotions, but the higher you go the less positions there are.

Regional Analyst, Finance at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Size allows for good training and greater level of opportunities and progression. Size also allows for greater benefits package.

Esteem the company holds itself in.

Worst:

n/a

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Opportunities for Learning and Development.
Benefits package.
Opportunities to progress within the company.

Barratt Developments
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Best:

Great people

Open, honest culture

Well respected company

Plenty of opportunities

Worst:

Sometimes feel cut off from other divisions due to the size of the company

Land Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Good reputation, nationwide opportunities

Worst:

Negative impression of company in some communities, lots of micro management

Barratt Developments
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Best:

Good progression opportunities
Competitive salaries
Good working environment and colleagues

Worst:

Idealised view of the role management will take in your personal development - reality different
There are times when the work dries up working in different departments, sometimes people simply will not give you work as you do not have enough time to get in depth into it.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Highly recognised brand
Reputation for high quality products
Flexible working hours

Worst:

Imbalance of gender however this is expected in the industry

ASPIRE Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Best:

They look after their own and drive the importance of the customer and end product.

Worst:

Politics and procedures.

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Everyone I have met within the business has been very approachable, welcoming and friendly. The office culture is great. Barratt are also very keen on training and developing which is reassuring when looking forwards to my future career.

Worst:

Not much flexibility with working hours.

Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments
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Best:

They offer great amounts of training (especially as a graduate) as well as generous benefits package. As well as that, it's achieved 5 star houesbuilder status for an eight year running.

Worst:

Due to the urgent need for more houses in the UK, sometimes quality of build can slip so as to hit targets. This is, however, been very much acknowledged and more quality control provisions are being put in place at multiple stages to ensure we maintain the standards the company have set.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Best:

They are the biggest and arguably the best in their industry.
So I get to work with and learn from the best.

Worst:

Slow and resistant to change. There are a lot of things that could be done better but if it is working, then why change it is often the approach. It must be said that the quality of driving change and continuous improvement is what they look for in candidates but if you have dreams of changing the world, it is difficult to realise them in a business and industry like this.

It is like changing a tire on a moving haulage truck because the truck should never stop.

Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Best:

The sense of community and belonging, the regular communication from the chief executive. The fact our work contributes towards the creation of a built product that will be there for many years to come. The company's commitment to putting the customer first.

Assistant Urban Designer, Group Design & Technical at Barratt Developments
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Best:

They provide opportunities to mix with employees from other offices across the country.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Great progression opportunities
Good colleagues
Good management
Good variation week to week in the work

Worst:

Work sometimes slow coming to you
Occasionally you hear of some anti-graduate sentiment

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Best:

The people and working environment make work enjoyable.

Worst:

The work systems in place are not always the most effective / efficient.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Good, clear focus, well-organised, good leadership, big company so lots of opportunities.

Worst:

A bit old-fashioned and not open to change and innovation.

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments
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Best:

The company ethos, friendly colleagues and excellent training available to assist with your career progression

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Working for the largest builder in the industry has benefits such as competitive salaries and good benefits packages

Worst:

Organisational roundabouts - decisions by committee take a long time to bottom out and a project can be revised endlessly, resulting in repeating work already completed.

Estimator, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Great company with great ethics. Barratt Developments really believes in looking after and training it's employees, it feels like being part of a large family!

Worst:

Sometimes unclear on how to get things done.

Sales Executive, Sales at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Prestigious brand. Great customer reviews and good quality product. Friendly office environment.

Worst:

Lack of diversity within workforce - though this is across the industry. The structure of the company means innovative ideas can take some time to get off the ground.

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Market leader, strong, respected graduate programme, national business.

Worst:

NA

Technical Graduate, Technical at Barratt Developments
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Best:

- The culture.
- The working environment.

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

It has a prestigious identity.

Worst:

The pay could be better.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

The willingness of the company to support the scheme and the board of directors support for it and my learning.

Aspire Graduate, Graduate scheme rotations at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Nationally recognised as a leading housebuilder.

Worst:

Bureaucracy internally.

Land Buyer, Land & Planning at Barratt Developments
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Best:

The opportunity to develop yourself, the massive array of training and support offered, the fact you feel valued - it's a privilege to be on any Barratt Developments graduate scheme and it really feels this way!

Worst:

Hours and workloads can change constantly as you rotate throughout the business - as long as you are flexible and understanding this isn't a problem though!

ASPIRE Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments
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Best:

Their focus on both employees and their customers.

Worst:

Some systems and processes could stand to be updated but they're working on it and I'm sure they're not alone.

Graduate Trainee, Finance at Barratt Developments
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Best:

The company takes its commitment to sustainability very seriously and is also very forward thinking. Currently, we are trialling different versions of MMC.

Worst:

It is a great company but can be quite slow in adapting to new IT developments. You have to appreciate the hierarchy in the company and how things are signed off which can slow things down.

Assistant Surveyor, Commercial at Barratt Developments
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Best:

- Training and personal development.
- Career prospects.
- Benefit package.
- Support network around you.
- Variety of work.

Worst:

Sometimes hard to get things off the ground due to the hierarchy structure and the need to get things approved.

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments
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