Apprentices in the construction industry are no longer confined to building new homes – Barratt Developments in Hampshire is recruiting its first marketing apprentice.
The five star housebuilder has long appointed apprentices in bricklaying, carpentry and plumbing but this initiative takes apprenticeships in a completely new direction.
Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has its regional headquarters in Hedge End where the marketing apprentice will be based.
The apprentice, who will have a salary in the region of £17,000 per annum, will split their time between on the job working and studying at Portsmouth College
The apprentice will work with the marketing team in delivering highly engaging digitally-focused marketing plans to support the sales targets for the division. The role will also include helping create engaging website content and combine this with high quality imagery/video as well as managing the research for future development websites. The apprentice will also have an opportunity to accompany the rest of the marketing team on visits to the developments across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset and West Sussex.
Barratt marketing manager Dan Bateman said:
“This is a really exciting opportunity for the right candidate. As a high performing business we’re looking for people who are looking to develop a career in a challenging and rapidly developing industry.”
The successful candidate will have at least two A-levels or equivalent at grade C or above together with a broad range of GCSE’s including Maths and English at grade C or above.
They will also be called upon to demonstrate strong organisational skills with an ability to multi-task and manage time effectively. Barratt will also be looking for a high level of IT literacy with an ability to learn and use a range of different IT systems. Strong written and verbal communication skills are important as is being a creative thinker with analytical capability.
“Most importantly, we are looking for someone who is a great team player and can work under their own initiative and has a proactive attitude and a willingness to learn.”
Jon Green, managing director for the Barratt division in Southampton, said:
“The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company.
“As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities,” he said.
“We are extremely proud of our apprenticeship scheme and the talented team members that have passed through it and stayed with the company over the years.”
Full details of the role are now online