What will the apprentice be doing?
You will be learning about construction projects and specifically focusing on financial issues. Working with our clients, which are major banks, you will attend sites and help to write Initial Reports. These reports outline the project in detail, what the developer plans to do, detailed planning permission issues, construction costs, insurance details of all sub-contractors working on the project etc. These reports are sent to the bank to enable them to release the drawdown on the loan provided to the developers. You will be working on lots of projects simultaneously, visiting various sites monthly to assess progress and report to the client. You need to have a good feel for maths and finance. You must be prepared to attend sites in bad weather and get up early to be in the right place at the right time. Balancing a busy job with studying is not easy, and you will have to work hard, but the rewards are there for the right person.
Day-to-day tasks could include:
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Attending site
- Writing and reading reports
- Learning about projects and what is happening throughout the lifetime of a project
- Preparing and updating Excel spreadsheets, Word documents
- Using various specific software programmes
- Learning about Dalbergia - Best Practice, Health & Safety, company employee requirements
- Ad-hoc tasks
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 by 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 keen to progress our staff, and there is plenty of room for promotion over our five offices across the UK.
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, Good written and Maths skills Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent any subjects (Grade 96 UCAS points) Essential Things to consider
You will be required to drive to the site occasionally; site visits may start early or finish late. Own car and driving licence a distinct advantage