2021 Apprentice Programme - Trades (Bedroom Fitting) Bardon - Leicestershire

Early Careers
East Midlands
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term (Barratt Payroll)
30 Jun 2021
Salary Details:
What you'll be doing?
Our Furnishings division, BD Living, supply and install fitted bedroom furniture on our housing developments in our customers’ new homes nationwide, from cutting edge designs to contemporary classics. BD living also support our Sales & Marketing teams, creating the layout, design and installation of furniture in our Sales Centres nationwide.
Our Apprentice programme is run in partnership with Stephenson College in Coalville, Leicestershire. It mixes college study with practical on-site training with experienced trade specialists, and a programme that goes well beyond the standard syllabus.
Once you’re accepted, you’ll start an eighteen month structured Intermediate Apprenticeship in Fitted Interiors (Construction). You’ll learn on the job, and through block release to Stephenson College – and you’ll be earning all the time. At the end of the eighteen months, you’ll have loads more experience and valuable job skills, plus a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification. And that’s just the beginning. Once you’ve completed your eighteen months, there are plenty more options available to you, you will have the opportunity to pursue your career and continue to learn with the support of skilled trade specialists through our training facility at BD Living in Bardon, Leicestershire.You’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification through on and off the job, trade specific training.
You will be expected to:
  • Acquire and demonstrate the core skills, knowledge and behaviours required to become a competent Bedroom Fitter
  • To work with a Supervisor to learn and develop trade skills.
  • Communicate with colleagues and customers politely.
  • Produce high quality of workmanship in line with the Barratt Group standards.
  • Safe working, use of correct protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
  • To maintain the high standards of customer care.
  • To maintain the high standards set by Stephenson's College and BD Living.
  • Achieve at least 90% attendance.
  • Complete an evidence log of on the job training to demonstrate practical competence in your role.
  • Attend necessary training sessions and complete practical assignments to achieve a pass mark in the relevant qualification.
  • Comply with Barratt Group Standards, Policies and Procedures.
What you'll need?

To be successful in this role you will combine in-house training at our premises in Bardon, Leicestershire, with travelling to our housing developments and sales centres nationwide, helping to install fitted bedroom furniture and fitted furniture in our sales centres.

For this role you will be an integral part of our business and you’ll need to enjoy working with your hands, problem solving, be a great team player and have a highly motivated and quality focused attitude. Time management and adaptability will be key to these roles to ensure we deliver the highest service to our customers’, so understanding the importance of customer service is an important part of this role.

As this will be a nationwide role, you’ll need to be willing to work towards a full driving licence if you don’t already hold one.

There’s plenty of studying to be done too, so you’ll need a good all round education. There are no set entry requirements to train as an apprentice, although GCSE Grades in Maths, English and Technology will be beneficial for calculating angles and measurements. There’s lots of learning to be done so you must be enthusiastic and be willing to learn even more. Last but not least, we’ll be looking for plenty of energy, initiative, good communication skills and lots of commitment too.

Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder eleven years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Good rates of pay
  • 22 Days Holiday
  • B&CE Pension Scheme

Note that we only accept one application per person per recruitment year for this programme, so take the time to get your application perfect before you submit it. You can save as you go, as long as you complete the whole application within 14 days.

The application process is open until the 30th June 2020, however, vacancies will be filled on a rolling basis or extended as required.

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