Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Hampshire County Council
£15,669.00 - £16,074.00 annual salary
09 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
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Quantity surveying is the management of a construction project's cost and is a vital component in the success of a project. Quantity surveyors are involved at every stage of a construction project, from calculation of the estimate of the works, the method of procurement, selection of a contractor and setting up of contracts.

The Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Quantity Surveyor pathway) will result in successful apprentices obtaining an RICS accredited degree studied on a part time basis. In addition, successful apprentices will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) which leads Chartered Surveyor status (MRICS).

The training will be delivered by blended learning including formal lectures, online learning and workshops at the University of Portsmouth. You will be supported with your studies by a personal tutor at university.

As an apprentice quantity surveyor you will assist managers in providing commercial and contractual duties to ensure projects are managed in accordance with the Council's Standing Orders and financial regulations. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing an understanding of the public sector procurement process to realise best value
  • Helping clients understand estimated capital and revenue costs of construction projects
  • Assisting the team with producing activity schedules, bills of quantities and other tender documents
  • Assisting the team with the remeasurement and valuation of completed work at construction sites
  • Assisting the team with calculation of final accounts and projected cost estimates
  • Assisting the team with agreeing variations during the construction phase

The Chartered Surveying Degree Apprentice will usually work 5 days per week with 4 days in the workplace and 1 day at University.

1 post available.

Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Numerical skills
  • The ability to work proactively in teams
  • The ability to plan and prioritise
  • Attention to detail
Personal qualities
  • A passion for a career in the construction industry
  • Keen to learn
  • Good at communicating with different people both written and verbally
Qualifications required

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.


BTEC Extended Diploma with a minimum DMM profile or equivalent qualifications


Five GCSEs grade C or above including Mathematics and English (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or equivalent qualifications or above)

Future prospects Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying apprentice degree and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Things to consider 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). For more information visit:

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