What will the apprentice be doing?
Day to day duties include:
- Site visits - Walking around and surveying sites, understanding the client's direct needs and wants and producing cost plans based on knowledge of that site
- Assisting senior surveyors in measuring tender documentation using RLB's in-house measuring software ROSS5D, Assisting senior surveyors in pricing cost plans based on RLB in-house benchmark data
Procurement and Tender
- Helping senior surveyors create and planning procurement and tender routes which are bespoke to the projects. Receiving and managing tender information; including drawings and specifications
- Assisting senior surveyors in analysing tender returns (initial contractor submissions) including preparing recommendations for clients
- Appointing contractors
- Helping create and draw up contract documents for projects
- Assisting a senior surveyor in assessing works undertaken in a month, this will include visiting the site and meeting contractors
- Assisting in preparing recommendations for payments based upon the valuation
- Assisting a senior surveyor when reviewing changes to the contract scope, this will involve liaising with the design team, contractors and project management team
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Helping senior members of staff create and maintain cost reports throughout the life cycle of a project
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Chartered surveyor (degree) Level 6 Apprenticeship Standard
- Each candidate will be offered Apprentice Training on the job with monthly seminars topping up the training offered by the university. Additionally, to this, the candidates, in the third year, begin structured chartership training which includes seminars, mock exams and one to one tutoring
- Off-the-job training will be provided by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). You will do a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying. Rather than attending formal lectures or classes, 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 BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and the structured workplace learning, you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor
- Typically, 4 days of "on the job" training and 1 day of "off the job training"
- Following the completion of the candidate's apprenticeship, they will be put through their chartership and enrolled on the business's future professionals' programme
- This programme looks to help guide and progress all candidates through the business
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Interest in built environment Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above (C or above)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade Minimum 96 UCAS Tariff Points) Essential Things to consider
Strong focus on excel and in-house measuring software. Requirement to travel to site. Ability to balance workload and university study.