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2024 Apprenticeship - Cost Consultancy (Quantity Surveying) - Central Government - Manchester

Mace, 6th Floor, 42 Fountain Street, M2 2BE
£17,000.00 annually
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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

In Cost Consultancy (Quantity Surveying), you will play a key role in supporting with providing cost management services from inception to completion for ongoing and new commissions. Some of your main responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with feasibility studies, procurement strategies and contract selection, assisting in the production of procurement reports
  • Learning how to apply the value management techniques at the outset of a project
  • Knowledge of and guidance in, estimating and cost planning activities
  • Supporting the procurement process, helping to ensure all stages including prequalification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively
  • Assisting with the preparation of the contract documents, warranties, bonds and licenses
  • Learning how to measure and provide valuations of the work carried out and adjusting variations in accordance with the terms of the contract and agreement with the contractor
  • Assisting with cost control and reporting services during the contract
  • Assisting with identifying costs associated with design changes, contract awards, construction activities and client charges
  • Participating in the evaluation of claims for delay and additional costs made by the contractor and any nominated subcontractors/suppliers
  • Supports with the issue of 'Certificate of Making Good Defects' and final completion in accordance with any requirements relating to completion, submissions and approvals

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • Our structured training programme will teach you technical and business skills to help you succeed in your career
  • The Commercial Assistant apprenticeship will work towards the Chartered Surveyor L6 which consists of work-based experience and training
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We'll also support you in gaining professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent any subjects (Grade 96 UCAS Points) Essential

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