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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

£15,000.00 annually
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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

The roles and duties will evolve over time as experience is gained and dependent on the type and size of projects being works on, however below are a few key areas we anticipate the individual will initially be involved in:

1. Estimating
  • Undertaking detailed take off from drawings using Procore, specifications and design documents
  • Ensuring all works captured within all tender documentations are included within and added to pricing schedule

2. Subcontractor Procurement:
  • Setting up, updating and management of procurement schedules for each project
  • Preparing detailed scope of works and / or measured pricing schedules, and / or marked up drawings per package of works using Procore
  • Preparing and coordinating tender enquiries
  • Communicating with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure prices are received and are compliant, coordinating queries as appropriate
  • Analysing and comparing tender returns
  • Normalising tender returns and raising, coordinating, and dealing with queries
  • Negotiating with preferred contractors

3. Material Procurement:
  • Extracting relevant specifications and design information
  • Preparing and coordinating enquiries
  • Analysing and comparing tender returns
  • Normalising tender returns and raising, coordinating, and dealing with queries

4. Live Project QSing:
  • Assist with commercial reporting
  • Assisting with determining and valuing variations
  • Assisting with determining and valuing payment application

5. General:
  • Assisting with commercial and administrative tasks
  • General administrative duties within the office
  • Design Coordination

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

The successful candidate will undertake the Level 6 Chartered Surveyor (QS pathway) Degree Apprenticeship programme with our training partner ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) and obtain a BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree.

On completion of the degree, they will undertake the EPA (RICS APC) - on successful completion of this they will obtain RICS accreditation.

This will be achieved through a day release programme of study during term time delivered from ARU's Chelmsford campus (2 days pw in year one, 1 day pw subsequent years).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate is expected to progress to a Senior Quantity Surveyor and be responsible for Quantity Surveying some of our works in the year to come. How quickly they get there is down to the individual as we do not hold people back as a business and prefer to give people as much opportunity and responsibility as early as possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any Subject (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
Other UCAS Tariff Points from L3 Course (Grade 112) Essential

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