ISG Degree Apprenticeship Programme

12 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
24 months+

ISG is a dynamic construction services company, delivering robust and future-proofed places that help people and businesses thrive. Our 2,800 worldwide specialists in fit-out, technology, construction and development deliver not just buildings, but also an exceptional delivery dynamic and strong customer relationships built on mutual trust, collaboration, and open communication. We blend our unparalleled track record, sound processes and proven delivery methods with a fast-paced and agile culture, ensuring we deliver thriving places that are as agile and resilient as their occupants.

Candidate Profile

As an Apprentice on our programme you will gain a full understanding of all aspects of the ISG business whilst developing your career within construction, through ongoing learning coupled with hands on experience. You will be passionate about a career in one of our core specialisms; Construction Management or Quantity Surveying, whilst also having a desire to deliver extraordinary, customer service and state of the art, innovative projects.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about a career in the construction industry with a desire to learn and a drive to continuously develop themselves. You will be an effective communicator, with strong attention to detail and a problem-solving approach. Organised and methodical, you will be able to work individually as well as within in a team to achieve high quality end goals. You will develop a coaching approach to working with contractors, other team members and clients, leading by example and influencing and smoothing issues and concerns effectively and quickly.

The Programme

You will start your 5-year programme with ISG completing a year on site shadowing and learning what a Construction Manager or Quantity Surveyor does. In years two and three you will complete several core rotations within the business. These will cover areas such as pre-construction, winning work, Technical Building services, Construction management and Commercial management. These rotations will help you to build a wider understanding of the construction industry as well as how your preferred specialism fits into the work we do. Years 4 and Five will see you back in site, stepping up and taking the lead in key project aspects and deliverables.

Throughout your first 4 years, we will sponsor you to obtain your degree in either Quantity Surveying or Construction Management and, in your final year, support your APC journey. You will have a supervisor to support you in your development as well as joining out Graduate Taught programme in years three and four which covers both the technical knowledge and behaviours needed to help you be successful in your career. Both elements have been designed to help you to gain a fully supported, in depth understanding of the business whilst helping to start you on your journey towards professional chartership.

Key Responsibilities

Main duties of an apprentice include;

  • Establish positive and effective working relationships with the project team, line manager, other ISG colleagues and subcontractors
  • Achieve deliverables and objectives set by your line manager to a high standard, seeking support and input as appropriate
  • Act to further development and involvement within projects to help support and bolster learning and experiences whilst on the programme
  • Understand and actively promote the ISG values and safety culture in all dealings
  • Ensuring that all relevant paperwork is received, reviewed and communicated where necessary for the project
  • Contribute to regular Project Reports, and attend Project Meetings.
  • Support/ lead as appropriate site progress meetings with trade/sub-contractors
  • Handle any problems on site and understand how to identify, monitor, document and resolve risks
  • Drafting procurement documentation, monthly reports and tender reports, supporting the tender process
  • Represent the company at Pre-qualification, Pre-tender and Tender meetings and presentations.
  • Develop a broad knowledge of all specialisms within ISG and an understanding of how they fit into your specialist area
  • Maintain key site records on a daily basis including; photographs, meeting minutes, site diary, trackers etc

The above is not an exhausted list, other duties will be required as directed by the rotations and objectives set. All duties will be linked to your ongoing development within the role.

Qualifications, Skills & Experiences

You will;

  • be on target to achieve grade BBC from three A-Levels, preferably including a maths or science subject, (or equivalent UCAS points) or a construction-related Level 3 BTEC Diploma at DMM grade or above
  • Have Six GCSEs grade C or above including Mathematics and English (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above)
  • be passionate and motivated to deliver to a high standard whilst adopting a lead by example approach with sub-contractors and team members
  • have excellent written and oral communication, ability to influence without authority and to be adaptive in communication styles
  • be driven to achieve results, with strong attention to detail, analytical and able to tackle problems effectively and calmly
  • evidence the ability to plan and prioritise effectively

ISG is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging equality and diversity in all our business activities, including the provision of services and employment. This commitment to diversity underpins all our policies and practice. The company seeks to maintain a positive working environment in which we respect each other, our staff, clients and suppliers.