Full time, Onsite

For over two decades, Barr Group has had the privilege of training countless amazing apprentices who have gone on to become skilled tradespeople. Many have become apprentice mentors themselves, as well as the site managers of our organisation today. Barr Group is first and foremost about people, and our apprenticeship scheme plays a fundamental role; passing the values of attention to detail, doing things differently and caring for our environment, which are embodied by employees across the organisation. For more information about the Barr Group apprenticeship scheme, please send your CV and cover email to Charlie Barr, Training & Apprenticeships Coordinator (

Who are we looking for?

  • Individuals who are determined, hardworking, reliable, and ready for the world of work.
  • An eye for detail, an appreciation of design-led construction and an ambition to learn to build with excellence.
  • Full driving license and your own transport (apprentices could be based on any of our sites, usually within a 20-mile radius of Thame).

What does a Barr Group apprenticeship offer?

A full-time position within the company, during which the apprentice gains hands on experience combined with structured learning. The goal of our two- or three-year apprenticeship programme is a Level 2 or Level 3 NVQ qualification, specialising in bricklaying, site carpentry or decorating, as well as achieving the status of a valued skilled tradesperson within the organisation.

Programme structure:

  • Four days a week working on site.
  • One day a week at college.

Barr Group apprentices are supported by:

  • A dedicated mentor (usually a site manager or an experienced skilled tradesperson).
  • A wider team who want you to succeed and are on hand to help.

What else:

  • A fun company events program, including weekly HIIT classes, afterwork footie, summer and Christmas parties, and much more.
  • A competitive apprentice employment package.

More about careers with Barr Group:

We are looking for individuals who want to be a part of something bigger than just a construction company. Barr Group employees support each other and operate as a team. Our mantra is to "always build better" and every member of the organisation contributes to achieving this goal.

We are privileged to work on exciting design-led projects, with positive, challenging, supportive work environments, individualised training programs and a wealth of opportunities for future career progression.

At Barr Group we work hard and play hard. Because we all work in different places, we try to get together as much as possible. As well as after-work drinks meetups, the Barr Group social calendar includes a Tough Mudder, team bowling, a summer family BBQ, Junkyard Golf, karting and lots more. We also run company wellness sessions, a weekly HIIT class and Tuesday night footy!

Think this could be the role for you...

Barr Group Social Events
At Barr Group we work hard and play hard. Because we are based across multiple sites, in many different locations, we try to get together as much as possible.
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1/8 Family Summer BBQ

A chance for people to mix work lives with home lives, meeting the 'other people' we spend lots of our time with!

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A bit of competitive spirit (mostly from the directors!) comes to the fore every Tuesday evening at ASM Stadium for a “fun kick around”!

3/8 Barr Group Bootcamp

The Thursday afterwork HIIT class. 40 minutes of pain for a lot of gain, delivered by our very own PT and ex-Barr-barian Nathalie Babington.

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4/8 Tough Mudder

Already booked for next year, this one is fast becoming an annual fixture – and definitely the “funnest” way to spend a Sunday morning!

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Faster than digger or dumper driving and more adrenalin-fuelled than a pub night. A chance to blow a few cobwebs away!


Sometimes it is great to just catch up for a relaxed afterwork drink or two.

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7/8 Junkyard Golf

There is a 10-year-old in us all and sometimes they just want to win.

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8/8 Bowling & Pizza

Smells like team spirit! Another chance for some healthy competition!