Role details

This position is now filled

Planning and Technical Undergraduate

South West   •   Salary: £15,600 pro rata + 5% bonus pro rata   •  Internship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • Gain practical experience with the planning and technical team
  • 10 month paid placement – sandwich year Sept 2018 – June 2019

About 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.

Why work for us

We  understand  the  importance  of  providing  each  and  every  one  of  our  employees  with  the  opportunity  to  develop  their  skills  and  achieve  their  ambitions.  That’s  why  everyone  within  the  Barratt  Group,  without  exception,  has  access  to  learning  and  career  development,  and  is  actively  encouraged  to  fulfil  their  potential.

Job Description

• Support  in  the  preparation  of  planning  applications  and  their  progression  through  to  a  determination
• Help  brief  external  consultants
• Help  prepare  the  planning  and  design  programme
• Ensure  all  statutory  consultees  are  engaged  
• Attend  Public  Consultations  and  Exhibitions  as  required
• Assist  the  Technical  Team  in  the  delivery  of  information  to  sites  to  enable  construction  works  to  commence
• Support  and  assist  in  the  negotiation  of  s106  Agreements.
• General  liaison  and  coordination  between  other  parties,  both  internal  and  external
• Respond  to  site  queries  and  resolve  technical/construction  issues
• Assist  in  the  discharge  of  planning  conditions  following  the  grant  of  planning  permission
• Assist  in  attendance  of  pre  application  meetings  with  Councils
• Assist  in  the  updating  of  the  Group  Planning  Tracker

The Successful Applicant

• Excellent  communicator,  with  high  detail  orientation.
• Ability  to  prioritise  tasks  to  meet  changing  business  needs.
• Self–disciplined,  with  demonstrably  good  time  management  skills  and  the  ability  to  manage  a  number  of  priorities.
• Ability  to  multi-task,  and  work  efficiently  and  accurately  under  pressure.
• Team  player,  supportive  of  colleagues.

What's on Offer

Salary:  £15,600  pro  rata  +  5%  bonus  pro  rata

To  apply  send  your  CV  and  cover  letter  to  Andy  Cattermole,  Technical  and  Planning  Manager  at:    For  an  informal  chat  please  call  Andy  on  Tel:  01392  826  750  

Closing  date  for  applications  28th  February  2018