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Barratt Developments Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
1958
Company - Public (BDEV)
Construction
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
It all began in 1958 when Sir Lawrie Barratt built Britain’s very first Barratt home near Newcastle. The business continued to grow throughout the 1960s and we were listed on the stock exchange in 1968.

And now we include some of the ... Read more

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    There's never been a better time to work in the housing industry and joining the best-known housebuilder in Britain is your chance to seize the huge opportunities on offer. We're building and selling thousands of homes, commercial and mixed-use properties every year and we need all kinds of talent to continue playing our essential role in British building.

  • Kirsty Salter, Technical Administrator at Barratt, has recently returned to work after having a child. We're supporting Kirsty in her goal to become Technical Co-ordinator and in being a working mum.

    "They're an amazing employer in terms of understanding that sometimes you need to go to sports days, or go to parents' evenings. As long as you do your core hours, they're very flexible; they understand that family is paramount."

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    There's never been a better time to work in the housing industry and joining the best-known housebuilder in Britain is your chance to seize the huge opportunities on offer. We're building and selling thousands of homes, commercial and mixed-use properties every year and we need all kinds of talent to continue playing our essential role in British building.

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Barratt Developments – Why Work For Us?


It all began in 1958 when Sir Lawrie Barratt built Britain’s very first Barratt home near Newcastle. The business continued to grow throughout the 1960s and we were listed on the stock exchange in 1968. Our iconic advert featuring Patrick Allen in the helicopter followed shortly after.

In the 1980s we created the Oakleaf brand and were the first house builder to offer part-exchange to our customers, enabling more people to buy a new home than ever before.

By the 1990s, Sir Lawrie had stepped down from regular involvement in the business and Barratt Homes had well and truly become a household name in Britain.

And now we include some of the sector’s most successful brands: Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Barratt London and Wilson Bowden Developments.

Combined, these businesses build and sell thousands of new homes and commercial and mixed use properties. We provide homes for all incomes, including shared ownership, helping meet Britain’s growing housing needs in towns and rural areas across the country. Once again we've achieved 5 star house builder status – the only major national house builder to have been awarded the maximum rating for eight years in a row. It's also the twelfth year we've won more NHBC Pride in the Job awards than any other house builder.

So, as a high performing business we’re offering a fantastic opportunity to people who are looking to develop a career in an exciting and rapidly developing industry.

Visions, Priorities and Principles

Our vision is to lead the future of house building by putting customers at the heart of everything we do. Our priorities are:

Putting Customers First – both home buyers and the internal departments that rely on us to work together so we can deliver the right product, on time.

Great Places – building homes that are a pleasure to live in and will enhance their local communities.

Leading Construction – focusing on excellence and efficiency.

Investing in Our People – ensuring their personal development and success.

Our principles will ensure the financial health of the business by building trust in our long-term business and community relationships, and taking responsibility for the safety of our people and the environment.

Our innovative partnerships, particularly in terms of public sector land, are leading to more homes being built.

Diversity and Inclusion – Building Without Barriers

We know that a diverse team means a stronger business, is better for our customers, and makes us a more attractive employer, which is why we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion.

We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, treated with dignity and respect, and are in a position to reach their potential, and contribute to our future success. For us, it’s not just a tick box exercise, it is an integral part of our business priorities.

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Barratt Developments (Edinburgh, Scotland) in February 2018.

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    I had an interview, but never heard anything back. I am unemployed with very little money and had to spend a fortune on bus fares to get to the interview. Quite shocked at the way no one bothered to tell me I was unsuccessful. Manners cost nothing

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