Apprentice Quantity Surveyor
You will follow a training programme as part of our RICS-accredited Degree Apprenticeship, geared towards you achieving Chartered Surveyor status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Assessment of Professional Competence process for MRICS is included in the final assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters MRICS and the status of Chartered Surveyor.
As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, working in either our office or site locations, you will you will gain valuable experience working as part of our Quantity Surveying team in successfully delivering our projects to ensure that they are financially viable for both John Sisk & Son and its Clients.
Responsibilities will include:
- Developing an understanding of the procurement process to realise best value whilst maintaining quality and safety standards.
- Develop relationships with supply chain partners and Clients.
- Assisting the project teams with measurement, take offs and valuations.
- Assist the project team with the preparation of payment notices, final accounts and interim external valuations.
- Assisting the project teams with the management of costs through the construction phase of the project.
- Valuing the cost of any variations during the construction phase.
- Assist the project team in the efficient management of site records as well as assisting with the collation and preparation of records.
- Develop an awareness of John Sisk & Son commercial processes and understand how these can be used to assist you in your day to day role.
- Develop an awareness of monthly cost and value reconciliation reports and understand how these are used in the reporting cycle of our projects.
Typically, an apprentice QS will work 5 days per week with 4 days in the workplace and 1 day allocated to study time.Requirements and prospects Desired skills
As a an apprentice Quantity Surveyor, you will need to:
- Have strong numerical skills.
- Have the ability to work proactively as part of a team.
- Have the ability to plan and prioritise.
- Have good attention to detail.
- Be eager to learn.
- Be a self-starter.
- Have good communication skills - verbal and written.
- A passion for a career in the construction industry.
Whilst we will be able to develop you personally and professionally throughout your career with John Sisk & Son, what we cannot develop is your passion for the industry and profession, which is why we are looking for enthusiastic and proactive individuals.Personal qualities
You will have well developed interpersonal skills including effective organisational skills and be motivated to manage and drive your own development, as well as having the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
For standard entry applicants, must have obtained 96 UCAS tariff points (2017 Tariff) or 230 UCAS tariff points (2016 Tariff) or have an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS Tariff
Have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification
Have a current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS)
Have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.
*Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees.Future prospects 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. Things to consider Balancing workload and own study time, having the commitment to both without jeopardising either throughout the course of the programme. Driving licence would be an advantage. Please note that during the selection process apart from the interviews to be arranged in summer 2017, we may ask shortlisted candidates to complete various short online assessments. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).