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Careers

Investing in a diverse and talented workforce

Our Careers Site Life at Persimmon

Our Mission is to build homes with quality our customers can rely on at a price they can afford.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

We are a leading national housebuilder. We have three brands, three off-site manufacturing facilities and an ultrafast full fibre broadband service. We build high quality homes and serve local communities.  

We have a wide range of job opportunities available. To see our current vacancies please visit our careers website.

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Figures we're proud of

5,196

employees at 31 December 2021

650

Over 650 trainees and apprentices in 2021

c.13,200

training days delivered in 2021

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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5% Club Logo (1)

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.

Business Disability Forum

We are a member of the Business Disability Forum as part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer.

Social Mobility Pledge Logo

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.

Women In Construction

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.

Living Wage Employer

In 2021 we became a Living Wage Employer following accreditation by the Living Wage Foundation. 

Apprentices

We are proud to be recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer. This acknowledges both our success at training traditional site skills and also our commitment to growing talent throughout our business.

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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Target 50

Target 50 is our ambition to recruit 50 female apprentices or technical trainees into construction-related roles across the country during 2022. The initiative forms part of Persimmon’s 50th anniversary celebrations and supports our commitment to building and retaining a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

Target 50