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Graduate programme

Kick start your career

Our graduate programme is designed to give you experience of all aspects of our Group so that you can pin down where you think your career passion might lie.

Over the two year programme, you’ll have a business mentor to guide and support you, and you’ll spend quality time in each department of our business. With access to all disciplines from identifying land for the future, through to securing planning, designing layouts, costing projects, managing build, marketing, revenue generation, people and customer experience, you’ll learn how our business operates.  If you already have a passion for a particular team then we will tailor your programme to give you the best development opportunities and exposure, to really kick start your career.  

Our Graduate Programme is a unique opportunity to progress at a pace that works for you, without a rigid structure. You’ll be supported throughout by highly experienced business leaders who will develop your thinking and skills, and encourage you to grow.

At the end of the two year programme, we’ll discuss next steps for joining a team that fits with your passion and career expectations. 

Benefits that really matter

Working for a successful company like Tara Group brings with it added advantages. Here are some of the perks and rewards of being an employee: 

Tara Academy

A place to solve problems, to get better at things and importantly to drive business performance.  Our learning academy definitely isn’t about death by PowerPoint and endless classroom learning.   Instead, it’s about learning on the go, whilst you're working, bite size development at the click of a button accessed via our user friendly and social Tara Academy hub.


All of our employees have access to a Virtual GP service, and Employee Assistance Programme to help deal with events and issues in everyday work and personal life.


As a member of our Group personal pension scheme, you will receive company contributions in addition to your own, to help you plan for your retirement.

Skills development

Developing our people is our passion and we will support and fund professional training to help you in your role.

Agile working

We recognise the importance of work-life balance so offer levels of flexibility for all our people, depending on their role.

Personal training and development plan

Development is so important, especially at the early stages of your career. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself by giving you a development plan tailored to your needs. Our Managers and Directors will work with you to support you in reaching your goals.

Generous holiday allowance

All employees receive 33 days holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) and have the option to purchase an additional 5 days every year

Unpaid leave

We’re a family-owned and led business and understand that people have needs outside work. We offer unpaid leave for those times you might need unplanned time off.

Life assurance

Our death in service insurance provides a tax-free lump sum based on annual salary that will help support your family.

Discounts on our homes

It’s hard not to fall in love with our beautiful homes. The moment you set foot in one of our developments, you’ll want to move in. Many of our employees do and with our help, it's great to see our employees becoming happy customers.

Car allowance

With sites based across the Midlands, we provide a generous monthly car allowance for those who are expected to travel frequently

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Apply for the graduate scheme

1. Application form

This is your opportunity to tell us a little bit about yourself, your experience, your passions, and interests as well as articulate why you want to join the Tara Graduate Programme. 

2. Video interview

Here we will ask you to respond to a series of pre-recorded questions to understand your skills and behaviours and how they would benefit you in the role, as well as understand how you align to our values.

3. Assessment day

This is the final stage. A two-way process allows us both to assess if we are right for each other through a series of assessments with plenty of time for you to ask questions. Our current graduates will be on hand throughout the day to give you an idea of what life is really like on the Graduate Programme. Here are our top tips on applying:

  • Do your research
  • First impressions count, make your initial application form impactful
  • Be you, not someone you think we are looking for
  • Read our values and understand how they resonate with you
  • Be keen, our graduates have a can-do attitude and it’s what makes them successful
  • Check and check again, nobody likes spelling and grammar mistakes

Think the Tara Graduate Programme is right for you?

Applications for our 2023 Graduate programme have now closed. Complete the form below to register your interest for our future Graduate programmes.

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