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Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship - Thames Water

K10 Apprenticeships Ltd
Reading, Berkshire
£11.95 p/h - above the apprenticeship minimum wage
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Construction & Property, Energy & Utilities
Role Type
Start Date
24 months+

Job Details

Quantity Surveyors have two very big jobs – to make sure a project meets every legal and quality standard and that the client gets value for their money. This career suits people who are very good with figures and enjoy the challenge of "balancing the books" throughout complex processes.

The role of apprentice quantity surveyor is to support the more senior commercial staff in the administration of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality. This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior Quantity Surveyor.

This role will involve travel to sites in Cirencester, Kingston Baipuize & Bourton on the Water

Typical duties include:

  • preparing tender and contract documents
  • working out the cost of repair and maintenance work
  • establishing exactly what a client wants
  • weighing up commercial risks
  • allocating work to subcontractors
  • valuing completed work and arranging payments

During your Apprenticeship, you will be supported by your site supervisor and tutor. The role requires you to be hard working and determined due to the nature of work involved.

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for five days per week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification

  • Problem Solving
  • Strong Maths skills
  • Goal orientated
  • Highly organised
  • Strong people skills
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in organisational systems
  • The ability to focus
  • Full UK Driving License 

Career Progression

On completion of your apprenticeship you should think abouthigher education into construction. There are a vast array ofprogression routes and opportunities from junior surveyor to being a commercial management. The world is your oyster!

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider in Level 3 Surveying Technician. It is likely to take upto 24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Qualifications required

Applicants need to have at least a Level 1 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths.


It will be an advantage if you have some previous related work experience and you should be confident using ICT.


We are London’s largest construction-specific Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency (FJAA). We are an award-winning social enterprise, accredited by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and supported by Charities Aid Foundation and Trust for London.

Our aim is to place our learners in sustainable employment within construction projects in their home boroughs. To do this, we collaborate with government, local referral organisations, local authorities, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, colleges and more, to deliver apprenticeship and traineeship programmes specifically designed to upskill London residents.

Company info
The Metal Box Factory
30 Great Guildford Street
SE11 5BX
United Kingdom

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