Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

High Street, Bedford, MK43 7BB
£13,645.00 - £17,390.00 annually
11 Jun 2021
30 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
At Excelsior Land Limited, we are very passionate and dynamic and need an apprentice who will fit in and have the confidence to get involved from the start. Whilst you don't need any construction experience, it is desirable. You will need to be a fast learner, with a desire to acquire new skills quickly. If you think this is you, then read on.

During your apprenticeship, your responsibilities will include:
  • Developing an understanding of the procurement process to realise best value whilst maintain quality and safety standards
  • Drafting and preparation of trade package scope of works for tendering and contractual purposes
  • Develop relationships with supply chain partners and clients
  • Assisting the project teams with measurement, take offs and valuations
  • Assist the project team with the preparation of payment notices, final accounts and interim external valuations
  • Assisting the project teams with the management of costs through the construction phase of the project
  • Valuing the cost of any variations during the construction phase
  • Raising and responding to contractual notices
  • Contract vetting
  • Forensic reviews of records for construction claims
  • Collecting evidence of delays an undertaking cause and effect analysis
  • Analysis of delay impact programme and drafting associated narratives
  • Quantum analysis of delay and disruption
  • Input to dispute resolution activities as and when such matters arise

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The following skills are desired, but not essential:
  • Some construction background/experience
  • Have a good head for numbers & enjoy working with IT
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Enjoy a challenge & have good problem solving skills
  • Organised & the ability to multi-task
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Be a team player
  • Self-starter
  • Ambitious
  • Articulate
  • Willingness to succeed
  • An interest in construction & the built environment

Desired qualifications

As NTU standard entry requirements shown below, plus full UK driving licence due to nautre of the role.

Applicants for this course will need to meet the standard BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management FT/SW entry qualifications:
  • A-levels - BBC

  • BTEC Extended Diploma - DMM

  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) - English and maths grade C/4

Applicants applying without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility.

All successful applicants must meet the criteria for apprentices set by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

Future prospects

In addition to an attractive salary, we offer an opportunity to work on some exciting housing developments, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We are passionate about building new homes in our local area of Bedford, Northampton, Milton Keynesand the surrounding area and we want to employ local people and foster a community spirt with a focus on sustainability. We are looking for a candidate who wants to make a differenceand who will share our team enthusiasm for sustainability by embracing new building techniques and bringing an openminded approach to new ways to build.

We are looking for a long-term relationship with our apprentices and we have a long-term career structure in mind, whereby we see the apprentice developing into senior roles within our business as it grows. With this in mind, in addition to quantity surveying, we will provide our apprentices with exposure to general management and business development activities.

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