Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

£346.75 per week
26 May 2017
15 Sep 2017
Role Type
Start Date
Apprentice Quantity Surveyor required for expanding fire suppression contractor, to work within a small QS department, providing commercial assistance to various project teams across the business.

Predominantly you will be working within the office environment, however you will have the opportunity to see working construction sites. You will work under the close supervision of senior colleagues and the nature of the work can be fast paced to meet the client and project deadlines. The role requires sound logic, analytical and excellent communication skills.

As a Quantity Surveyor, you will be actively involved across all project, from the receipt and agreement of the contract, through to procurement, construction and final account. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of projects, working as part of the team involved in multiple projects. We believe that actually doing the work itself gives the best opportunity to learn, so you can expect to be given responsibility, and will need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team, all whilst receiving the guidance and support to allow you to develop.

Hall & Kay will support you towards a degree in Quantity Surveying through distance learning. On the job technical Quantity Surveying training will be provided including mentoring by an experienced Quantity Surveyor. Successful candidates will eventually be encouraged and supported by Hall & Kay to achieve chartered status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Balancing workload and own study time, having the commitment to both without jeopardising either throughout the course of the programme. A full driving licence would be an advantage. Computer literacy is essential, with a good knowledge and understanding of Excel & Word. Bespoke accountancy software packages are utilised for which full training will be provided.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for talented individuals to help us reach our plans. We are a fast paced, fun and collaborative organisation.

Some of your responsibilities:

  • Raising of applications for payment.
  • Ensuring all payment notices are received and invoices issued on time.
  • Ensure aged debt is kept to a minimum.
  • Pricing, submission and agreement of variations.
  • Overseeing all commercial aspects of projects, including monitoring progress, delays & liaising with project manager/project director as to course of action.
  • Monitoring of costs throughout the project cycle.
  • Management of Subcontract Accounts.
  • Production of regular monthly project cost reports.
  • Report to Commercial Manager on project progress.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills

Good English (written and spoken)

Good Maths

Good computer skills, particularly Excel

Clear and effective communicator

Full driving licence as will be required to drive to sites

Personal qualities

Committed, punctual, conscientious, hardworking, able to work on their own accord and as part of a team, sense of humour

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.