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Barratt Developments Armed Forces Transition Programme 2022

Category: Recruitment

Barratt Developments Armed Forces Transition Programme 2022 Much like the rest of the world, 2021 was a year full of changes for Barratt Developments. Yet one thing that hasn’t changed is our continued passion for transitioning talented Service leavers into a career in housebuilding. We recognise the special leadership and management capabilities of those from an Armed Forces background, and are committed to offering opportunities based on their unique skills and experiences.

Last year saw us hit some incredible milestones on this journey, including the recruitment of over 170 ex-Armed Forces individuals into a variety of roles, and achieving the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award in their Employer Recognition Scheme.

We’ve also worked hard to create a culture of ongoing support for those with an Armed Forces background, and were proud to receive our Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award in 2020.



Moving into 2022, this focus remains with the continuation of our Armed Forces Transition Programme for the seventh consecutive year.

Armed Forces Transition Programme

Our transition programme starts in September/October and provides all the training and support needed to work towards becoming a qualified Assistant Site Manager, in approximately 12 months.

From day one, successful candidates work on-site and through a development programme to gain all the technical skills and industry knowledge they need to help run a site. They learn their trade on-site, complete an NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision, and work through a range of development modules that cover everything from foundations to customer demonstrations. This is complemented by group and online learning where they develop an understanding of best practice, and master the regulation and construction knowledge needed to build a long-lasting successful career in the industry.

Successful candidates will also spend time in other departments in the business to gain an understanding of what they do and how this links into their role. Examples of this include working with the Finance, Technical and Land departments. This is supported by a matrix of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) training, as well as time at a Simulation Centre where they have the opportunity to put everything they’ve learned into practice.

Who we’re looking for

Whether you’re a serving member of the Armed Forces right now, or have been in the past, we’re looking for you to demonstrate your leadership skills and ability to work in diverse environments. We’re looking for people who can solve problems creatively and work well under pressure. We continue to grow because we pride ourselves on our work and it shows. So if you take care in everything you do and never settle for low standards or inefficiency, then we want to hear from you.

You don’t need any formal qualifications to join this programme. If you have construction experience that’s great, but it’s not essential. What really matters is that you’re passionate about starting a career in construction and you’re able to show us that.

Benefits of the programme

Working at Barratt is all about fulfilling ambitions, opening doors and creating a real sense of belonging. You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary, pension, staff discount, flexible benefits and the opportunity to work for the country’s largest and best known housebuilder.

There are a variety of development opportunities beyond the Armed Forces Programme; some candidates have enrolled onto Barratt’s bespoke Degree Apprenticeship, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. We ensure employees’ development is supported as they continue to progress their career at Barratt.

Hear what our colleagues have to say.

"The Transition Programme is a really important way to connect those leaving the Armed Forces with civilian life. It has given me a fantastic opportunity to develop a career after leaving the military.

"After driving tanks for a living, construction is completely new to me but there are many transferable skills that I can bring from my time in the Armed Forces. Being a team player and a great timekeeper are a couple of them – both of which are essential as I work with different suppliers, contractors and colleagues to build quality homes on time and to budget.

"As the first female to drive tanks, I’m used to being part of an industry which is largely dominated by men. I’m very happy that companies like Barratt Homes are positively encouraging more women to join the business." - 
Victoria Grinnall, Barratt David Wilson, Trainee Assistant Site Manager.

"I served 11 years as a Royal Marines Commando in the Heavy Weapons (Anti Tanks) brands. I was catching up with an old friend I served with in Afghanistan and he mentioned he was working for Barratt and had transitioned through their Armed Forces Programme. It immediately caught my interest and I decided to apply.

"Leaving the Marines, I didn’t enjoy working alone, so the busy atmosphere on site is more suited to the working environment I’m used to. I also knew two Royal Marines who had already gone through the programme and they both recommended it.

"The aspects I enjoy most about my job is the teamwork involved in running a successful site. The fast pace of the working day ensures no day is the same and the hours fly by." - 
Mark Wheeler, Barratt David Wilson, Trainee Assistant Site Manager.

If all the above sounds of interest to you, please head over to the Career Transition Partnership‘s online job portal, RightJob to find out more and apply - Armed Forces Transition Programme (Roles Nationwide) + N448324