What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Being on the ASPIRE programme allows you to meet almost everyone in your division during your 8-week rotations in each department. This is an unmissable opportunity that very few people get. The ability to meet these people and establish a wider network of useful contacts and people you can learn from is incredibly useful, and allows you to gain a knowledge and understanding of the business that very few people experience.
Sometimes it can be hard being the 'new' person every 8-weeks as you embark upon your next rotation. However, as long as you put yourself out there, aren't afraid to ask questions and take responsibility for your own learning and development, this quickly fades and you can get on with enjoying your short time in each department.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Be yourself. Show your passion for the industry or role you are hoping to work within. Do your research of the company and the industry in general. Don't use generic answers as it shows through on an application.
Do you have any interview tips?
Barratt doesn't just want to know what you know about them as an employer but also what you know about the wider industry. However, they recognise that many people won't necessarily have a lot of knowledge about this but so long as you show that you have done some research this is what matters the most. Also, try and use real-life examples of things you have dealt with in the past and try and vary these throughout the interview.
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