Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Crest Nicholson Plc
£19,000.00 annual salary
09 May 2017
01 Jun 2017
Role Type
Start Date
Crest Nicholson Regeneration are recruiting an apprentice Quantity Surveyor to work alongside our experienced commercial teams to assist with all aspects of buying and cost control of our developments. You will be assigned an experienced work mentor and be offered extensive career opportunities.

  • Assisting the Surveying team with the identification & procurement of suitable sub-contractors.
  • Using the appropriate tender documentation effectively and efficiently procure tenders, negotiate and let subcontracts within required timescales, ensuring compliance to Crest Nicholson policies and procedures including the Protection Manual, Quality Manual, and Trade Conditions
  • Assisting in the negotiation & letting of subcontracts within required timescales.
  • Help to provide the cost-data feedback to Divisional Commercial Department.
  • Administration & assist with the management of the financial aspects of the development.
  • Assisting with the reviewing and forecasting the latest cost estimates and reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Working with external employers such as Housing Associations assisting with valuations, cash flow forecasts, obtaining warranties, etc.
  • Assist at all times in maintaining a safe working environment within Company workplaces and applying the Company's Health & Safety Policy for their own, their colleagues, third parties and the public's benefit. Individuals must act to minimise danger and report all potential dangers and accidents to their immediate superior or designated Health & Safety Officer.
  • The specification of materials and plant in accordance with the Group Agreements.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Passion for creating high quality, well-designed homes and sustainable communities for our customers.
  • Analytical mind - to analyse, interpret and develop innovative recommendations and solutions.
  • Desire and ability to make things happen whilst maintaining integrity and quality.
  • Confident in own ability to convince and influence others at all levels including board, project teams, consultants and colleagues.
  • Logical approach to decision making and problem solving.
  • Delivering well-conceived and thorough projects.
  • Resilience - The ability to learn from difficult situations and provide effective solutions.
  • An excellent attitude and approach to team work and inter dependant working.
Personal qualities
  • Enthusiasm
  • Innovative
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive
  • Ability to learn from mistakes and progress

UK driving license and willing to travel to our developments as necessary.

Qualifications required

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 Some travel required to Crest Nicholson developments as required. You need to live within a 20 mile radius of our Head Office at Chertsey, Surrey. 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).

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