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Building around 14,500 beautifully-designed new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide, the Group is made up of 28 regional operating businesses, giving nationwide coverage. Persimmon is proud to be the one of the UK's most successful house builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service.

From design and planning, right through to adding the final finishing touches to a stylish new home, we keep our customers needs in mind, ensuring we create homes to suit all lifestyles.

Training and opportunities

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. As a Designer you will assist with the preparation of layouts and planning applications. Our Quantity Surveyors play an important part in our process and ensure our costs are kept under control. You will work in the office, visit site, as well as liaising with all our internal departments and our numerous suppliers and contractors.

Sales Advisors are the true ambassadors for the Company, providing the link with our customers to help them turn their dreams into reality. 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.

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. 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 our 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.


The Persimmon Group is firmly committed to the training and development of new entrants to the Industry and a trade apprenticeship offers a challenge, valuable training, job security and great career prospects.

During 2017 and 2018 the Group will continue to offer trade apprenticeships, in Bricklaying and Joinery across all of our businesses.

  • Working alongside experienced trades people, with valuable on the job experience you will build up your knowledge and skills leading towards NVQ/SVQ qualifications.
  • As well as your site experience you will attend your local college on day or block release to complete your training.
  • Wherever in the Country you’re looking to ply your trade, an Apprenticeship with Persimmon or with one of our many Sub Contractors could be for you.
  • If you are interested in a trade apprenticeship and ideally have or expect to get, at least 5 GCSE passes, use the Job Search functions on our website to see if your local Persimmon Company is recruiting, and apply directly to them.

Dylan Triumphs in National Awards

A young bricklayer from Lowestoft has been named the Trade Apprentice of the Year in a national awards scheme.

Dylan Butcher triumphed in the Persimmon Homes Young Achievers Awards, beating hundreds of apprentices from across the builder’s 30 divisional businesses.

The 19-year-old was nominated by Persimmon Anglia’s senior contracts manager Ray Winney for putting an unsatisfactory school experience behind him and emerging as a star student.

“It is clear that Dylan has found his true vocation and we are all very proud of his achievements,” said Ray. “Not only has he completed his apprenticeship six months early, he has also taken advantage of the opportunities to improve his maths and English skills at college.

“His hard work has paid off with the most improved construction student and the construction student of the year prizes from his college, and now Persimmon’s national Trade Apprentice of the Year title.”

Dylan is currently working at the Woods Meadow development at Oulton Broad.

Also nominated for the national awards scheme were regional finalists Scarlett Calver from Bungay, Ayesha Orriss from Carlton Colville and Kegan Charlesworth from Hellesdon.

Andrew Fuller, managing director of Persimmon Homes Anglia, congratulated the four on their nominations, saying: “The housebuilding industry offers so many opportunities for young people to carve out a successful and long-lasting career, and the Young Achievers Awards were set up to celebrate those trainees who are already making an impact in the business.

“Each of these nominees have proven themselves in their chosen sector, delivering superb customer service and helping us to provide quality new build homes for people across the Anglia region.”

Scarlett Calver was nominated for the Duncan Davidson Award, named after Persimmon’s founder and recognising exceptional service to the company. The 22-year-old joined Persimmon two years ago as a trainee quantity surveyor with no previous training but a hunger to learn and demonstrates excellent negotiating skills and understanding of budgets.

Trainee sales advisor of the year nominee Ayesha Orriss, 23, joined Persimmon in 2016 at the Beckets Grove development in Wymondham, making excellent progress in her training programme and demonstrating her readiness to work independently at her own development.

Kegan Charlesworth started with the company as a labourer and was rapidly offered the position of trainee assistant site manager. Astute enough to take on additional responsibilities and willing to work extra hours to ensure his site is running efficiently, the 25-year-old has also made an excellent start to his site supervision course, being a well-liked member of the group.

Persimmon Homes Anglia has new homes developments across Norfolk and Suffolk.

To find out more visit www.persimmonhomes.com

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