Quantity Surveyor Apprentice

P Colohan & Co Ltd
Emesco Works, Lynwood Gardens, Croydon, CR0 4QH
£423.00 per week
02 Dec 2020
05 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The apprenticequantity surveyor will be given the opportunity to study towards a Construction Apprenticeship with the potential to progress to a degree in a construction related subject.


You will be responsible for fulfilling the activities assigned (in whole or in part) by the Senior quantity surveyor in the appropriate process, including:
  • Liaising with clients to identify their needs
  • Estimating quantities, costs and time scales for material and labour
  • Preparing tender and contract documents
  • Identifying and weighing up commercial risks
  • Assigning work to subcontractors
  • Valuing completed work, managing budgets, and overseeing payments
  • Ensuring projects meet legal and quality standards
  • Ensuring that clients get value for their money
  • Submitting regular budget reports
  • Following building regulations and health and safety
  • Working in an office or on a construction site

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word
  • Experience of working in a construction environment
  • Understanding of or keenness to work in the construction industry
  • Analytical thinking skills

Personal qualities

  • Strong maths knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Practical and logical qualities and a methodical way of thinking
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional and dynamic team environment
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop
  • Always ensure you provide the best possible service
  • Ensure you give attention to detail and meet all deadlines set
  • Act in a way that always promotes trust in the construction industry
  • Act with integrity
  • Be honest and straightforward in all that you do
  • Treat everyone with courtesy, politeness, and respect
  • Punctual
  • Take responsibility and be accountable for all your actions

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs or equivalents at grades 7-4/A-C (or equivalent) including English, maths and science
  • Level 3 qualification - Construction related
  • CSCS card (desirable)

Future prospects

Possibility of full-time employment after successful completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please attach an updated version of your CV and attach a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this apprenticeship role.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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