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Through our network of Regional Offices the Persimmon Group is a truly National House Builder and at each of our regional locations we have a great team of professionals, contributing through every step of the process to deliver the highest standards and quality homes to our customers.

If you have initiative, drive and self motivation you may well find a Trainee role to suit your skills and ambitions. All our Operating Companies will advertise their Trainee positions on this site.

Typical roles range from Trainee Quantity Surveyors, Designers, Planners, Site Managers and Sales Advisors.

If you are a graduate with a Planning degree, we will be particularly interested to speak to you about our Trainee Planner opportunities. Supporting our new and future developments, you will assist with our strategic land acquisitions and play a key role in preparing and managing our planning applications.

Another exciting and responsible role for a graduate, especially if you have a construction-related degree, is a Trainee Site Manager. You will experience all day-to-day site activities including the ordering of materials, organising and co-ordinating the build programme, liaising with contractors and ensuring good health & safety practices. The experience you will gain, together with our on-the-job training will equip you to take control of your own site – which could be sooner than you think!

If you have A-levels, a college qualification or a degree, a role as a Trainee Designer or Trainee Quantity Surveyor offers an excellent opportunity for you to commence your career in our industry. As a Designer you will assist with the preparation of layouts and planning applications. Some experience of CAD will be desirable, but above all you should have a genuine desire to learn and succeed in a very rewarding role. Our Quantity Surveyors play an important part in our process and ensure our costs are kept under control. We particularly want to hear from you if you have a degree in Surveying or another construction discipline. If you have some relevant work experience, it's an advantage but not essential and if you have left school or college or are perhaps already studying towards an ONC or HNC, you are equally suited to one of our varied roles. You will work in the office, visit site, as well as liaising with all our internal departments and our numerous suppliers and contractors.

One of the key roles throughout the Persimmon Group is that of a Sales Advisor. They are the true ambassadors for the Company, providing the link with our customers to help them turn their dreams into reality. Whether you are starting-out in your career, looking for a new challenge, or perhaps want to put your previous sales, retail or customer-facing experience to good use in a new exciting environment, we want to hear from you! As a Trainee Sales Advisor , full training will be provided to equip you with the product knowledge and sales techniques to enable you to develop a successful career in residential development. All we ask from you is that you bring your confidence, enthusiasm, organisational and communicational skills and your desire to learn.





These are just a few of the opportunities available. As a Trainee with Persimmon you will slot straight into an operational role, so no two jobs are the same and we are just as happy to consider you if you already have experience of working in a similar environment, or if you come to us without relevant work experience. Either way we will be interested to hear from you. Above all we want your enthusiasm, your great interpersonal skills and your ambition to succeed in a very rewarding career, with a very successful organisation in a dynamic and challenging industry.

As well as giving you an outstanding opportunity to build a career with one of the UK’s leading house builders, we will ensure you receive all the support you need through on-the-job training and, where applicable professional qualifications, to ensure you will contribute to our success right from the start.

All our staff enjoy excellent earning potential with a competitive salary, regular bonuses and generous benefits including a pension scheme and free life assurance.

If you are interested in a Trainee role with the Persimmon Group, use the Job Search function on this website to see if your local Persimmon Company is recruiting, and apply directly to them.

If you don’t see anything relevant to you at your local Company we still want to hear from you! Please email a covering letter and CV to human.resources@persimmonhomes.com marking it ‘Trainees’ and we will forward it to the Persimmon business closest to you so they are aware of your interest when their next vacancy arises.

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