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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor/Cost Manager

Unit 216, The Record Hall, 16-16A Baldwins Gardens, London, EC1N 7RJ
£16,000.00 annually
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?

· You will be learning about construction projects and specifically focussing on the commercial aspects of a project from inception to completion.

· Working with clients and their design teams you will help support early feasibility work to determine a project's viability, work closely with the architect and engineers to keep the project within the client budget, and then assist in procuring a main contractor to deliver the project on site through to completion. This process will require a good, practical understanding of construction, being able to interpret design information, measure and quantify drawings in order to produce cost estimates as well as preparing tender and contract documentation and managing post contract changes and costs.

· You will be assisting qualified surveyors and potentially working on multiple projects at the same time. There will be regular attendance at client and design team meetings, either virtually or in person. You will also be visiting various sites monthly to assess progress on site and assist in the production of monthly valuation recommendations to the client.

· You need to have a good feel for maths and be competent in using Excel. You will be required to communicate with external organisations and should therefore be friendly, professional, clear and concise in written and verbal communications. Balancing a busy job with studying is not easy and you will have to work hard, there will be occasions where early starts / late finishes are required, but the rewards are there for the right person.

· Day to day tasks could include: Attending site and meetings, Computation checking, Preparing meeting minutes, Reading design reports and interpreting information, Measurement and production of cost estimates, Learning about projects and what is happening through the lifetime of a project; Preparing and updating Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and using specialist software; Learning about Dalbergia - Best Practice, Health & Safety, company employee requirements, Ad-hoc tasks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will achieve a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

You'll study using UCEM's state-of-the-art online learning environment and digital library, supported with guidance from highly experienced tutors.

Upon completion of the Bachelor's degree and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are a young, progressive company and there are currently 5 offices, so there will be the opportunity to progress within the company. You can also access further training and qualifications. We provide mentoring throughout your time at Dalbergia.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade 4/C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade 4/C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent any subjects (Grade (Grade 96 UCAS points)) Essential

Things to consider

A driving licence would be preferential, but not required specifically. Training provider will consider following qualifications on entry: Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification Or, Current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS) Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees.
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