Apprentice Cost Consultant

3rd Floor, 2, Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4UJ
£16,000.00 annually
27 Jan 2021
02 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Working Relationships and Contacts:
  • Working as part of a team alongside Project and Senior level Cost Consultants to support the delivery of projects

Job Purpose:
  • Provide a service to the cost and commercial management function, undertaking low complexity tasks to support senior colleagues
  • Manage their own workload under high degree supervision and resolve routine/simple problems

Key Accountabilities:
  • Follow clearly established financial procedures relating to cost and commercial management processes, such as the recording of expenses incurred and material ordering, to complete necessary tasks and ensure standards of accuracy are maintained
  • Carry out tasks, such as the preparation of reports under the directions of more senior colleagues, or the research and collation of information to support sound cost and commercial management of projects
  • Prepare basic documents, presentations and other materials to a clear brief, using established formats and standard software - this may include collecting data and undertaking basic analysis to contribute to internal decision-making
  • Provide feedback on existing cost and commercial management processes to contribute to the improvement of processes and systems
  • Complete tasks as requested by colleagues, in order to provide an effective support service to the cost and commercial management function
  • Resolve operational day-to-day queries and requests on a number of assignments supported, ensuring an efficient and high-quality service is extended to internal and external stakeholders

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic level knowledge of construction
  • Proficiency with desktop applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Good communication skills and the ability to liaise with peers and immediate seniors

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic about construction, self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Commercial awareness and a developing organisational understanding
  • A logical approach and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to manage your own time in accordance to a broad schedule

Desired qualifications

Entry requirements:
  • A Level BBBor:
  • BTEC National Diploma DDMor:
  • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions 21 Meritsor:
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Advanced entry:

For those holding a Level 4 qualification with specific grades, it may be possible to enter onto Level 5 of the course and 'top up' your existing qualification to a full degree:
  • BTEC HNC/HND in a Quantity Surveying/Building related subject
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Quantity Surveying/Building related subject
  • Construction Surveying Technician Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship or:
  • Cognate Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment

Future prospects

There will be regular visits to the client site/office, flexibility to working hours will be required.

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