The following is a Graduate Review for Barratt Developments.
Barratt Developments scores 3.8/5 based on 201 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The best things about my job is the variety. I get to work with different people on different tasks and this makes my time at work enjoyable. I am constantly learning and progressing.
The graduate training/support is also really good fun where you get the opportunity to learn valuable skills.
At times it can be overwhelming when moving departments every 8 weeks, however the work is challenging and exciting which prepares you for the fast paced industry whilst also taking you out of your comfort zone.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
When completing the application for Barratt, the advice I would give to another candidate would be to make your application unique to Barratt, generic applications are obvious, impersonal and it is easier to make errors (for example putting the wrong company name).
Another piece of advice I would give is to tailor what experience you have to relate back to the house building industry, although you don't need a property related degree to get onto the scheme if you can demonstrate valuable skills from your experience that would benefit the company/your role it stands out.
Do you have any interview tips?
The biggest piece of advice I would give to a candidate going through the interview process for the graduate scheme would be to be yourself, it is not all about how much you know about house building industry but about your personality and potential.
To have a big picture focus throughout your interview process is important if you can demonstrate that you can look ahead and see success/vision for yourself and the company you will really stand out.
I know it is easy to say and difficult to do but try and relax and enjoy the assessment day, although it is daunting it is also a fantastic experience which you can learn a lot from.
Finally, use the experience and skills you do have and relate them back to the industry and the company, along with reading about Barratt and finding out as much as you can from the website/articles//forecasts, you never know when you can use this information to your advantage.
Site Engineer, Housing at John Sisk & Son Ltd