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Careers

Investing in our colleagues

Our Careers Site Life at Persimmon

We aim to consistently deliver high quality homes and excellent customer service, with an ambition to build right, first time, every time.

We are a leading UK housebuilder with 31 operating businesses, three house building brands and three off-site manufacturing facilities, providing homes and serving local communities across the UK. 

A wide range of job opportunities are available; to see our current vacancies please visit our careers website.

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Figures we're proud of

c.13%

of our workforce participated in a formal training programme in 2020

c.680

trainees and apprentices in 2020

c.12,600

training days delivered to employees in 2020

Having an engaged and high-performing workforce is key to the success of our business, and we offer a rewarding work environment with excellent progression prospects and career pathways to suit a wide range of skills and interests.

Our people are supported in their personal development through extensive training and learning opportunities to ensure that we attract, develop and retain talented individuals at every level and within all roles.

We offer the opportunity to apply for flexible working in a number of roles and have open and inclusive recruitment practices.

Find out more about life at Persimmon

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We are a member of the 5% Club, demonstrating that young people are provided with the training and development required to help them fulfil their ambitions and are provided with a strong foundation for an excellent career with us. We are a member of the Business Disability Forum as part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer. We are signatories to the Social Mobility Pledge, a coalition of 450 businesses designed to boost opportunity and social mobility in the most deprived areas of the UK. Our track record in advancing social mobility was recognised by the Pledge as demonstrating best practice in the sector. We are proud to have partnered with ‘Women into Construction’, to offer work placements and deliver training to women interested in a career within our sector.

Start your career with us

We have a long standing commitment to investing in skills for the future and offer various structured training programmes including apprenticeships and a brand new graduate training scheme.

In 2020 13% of our workforce participated in a formal training programme with 345 apprentices learning traditional craft skills such as bricklaying and joinery, which is among the largest commitment to apprentice training in the industry. In addition, in 2020 we had 70 sales trainees and 265 colleagues training in disciplines such as accounting, quantity surveying, planning and construction.

As at October 2021 our training team has delivered online courses to 23,000 attendees and we have 185 delegates on our development programmes. We have created bespoke career pathway programmes for site managers, sales advisors and customer care team members and continue to expand the ways in which we nurture our talent.

To see our current vacancies, please visit our careers website.

Develop with us

Persimmon offers exciting, varied and rewarding careers, where talent is recognised and developed. We provide our employees with the training and experience they need to deliver high quality homes to our customers, and are delighted to see so many of our people develop long and successful careers with us.

To see our current vacancies, please visit our careers website.

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