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Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

Eurovia Group Ltd.
Sandy Depot Unit 6, Beamish Close, Sandy, SG19 1SD
£184.80 to £356.40 per week
Closing date
29 Jan 2022

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Eurovia is a multi-award-winning contractor; with vast civil engineering experience of managing town centre improvement schemes, new build and reconstruction/improvements of bridges, footways and carriageways, CCTV design/installation/maintenance, street lighting as well as term maintenance of motorways, trunks roads and local roads. Eurovia has an excellent reputation with our public and privates sector clients and is the contractor of choice.

Ringway Infrastructure Services is our subsidiary business focused on maintenance of the extensive network of motorways, trunk roads and local roads across the Country. This particular role will be focused on works that Ringway deliver as part of our National Highways (former Highways England) East region contract.

Eurovia, and our subsidiary companies, are in a unique position to realise the huge benefits from being part of the ultimate Vinci worldwide business.

We are proud of seeking out the most sustainable and innovative ways to produce, construct, improve and regenerate infrastructure solutions that bring benefits on a local and national scale, and this is all down to the hard work and commitment of our people.

We are delighted to have been recently awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, which demonstrates our continued commitment to our people. We are also a member of the 5% Club and recognised as an Investor in Diversity. Providing opportunity and growth for all our employees is the bedrock of our business, ensuring a safe, happy, and productive workforce.

Eurovia/Ringway offers great opportunities for career development and enhancement in a leading company in the construction and maintenance sector.

Whilst on the scheme, you will follow the Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprentice Standard, which is a formal degree apprenticeship.

The majority of your tuition will be via day release with the London South Bank University. You'll also be expected to study elements of your degree during time at work.

Whilst at work you will be assigned a mentor, who will guide and support you through your day-to-day work activities; you will also be enrolled onto an internal development programme to support you to attain the knowledge, skills and behaviour that will help you successfully achieve your apprenticeship.

As you progress through your apprenticeship you will gain more knowledge and experience. 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 of subcontracts
  • Develop relationships with supply chain partners and Clients
  • Assisting the operations teams with measurement, take offs and valuations of subcontract works
  • Assist the operations team with the preparation of applications for payment
  • Assisting the operations teams with the management of costs and change management
  • Forensic reviews of records to support the Commercial Team with any potential disputes
  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the Company Accounting systems to facilitate analysis of project costs
  • Embrace new technologies in order that the commercial role develops within an ever changing environment
  • Proactively support community engagement
  • Proactively support environmentally sustainable operational and business improvements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The following skills are essential:
  • Excellent numeracy and IT skills.
  • Driving license

The following skills are desired, but not essential:
  • An interest in construction and construction law.
  • 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.
  • The ability to work to deadlines
  • An effective communicator, both oral and written with a good command of English language

Personal qualities

  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for engineering in the Highways and Construction sector
  • Ability to engage people at all levels and work within a team
  • Ability to manage the responsibilities of both work and study
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and desire to take responsibility
  • A willingness to learn and develop new skills

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

  • 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

Things to consider

Duties will include:
  • 1 day per exam paid study leave
  • Pension
  • Company mobile phone and laptop
  • Employee discounts, via the 'Be Caring' app
  • 25 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays during each holiday year
  • Employee Assistance Programme - wellbeing, mental, financial and work advice
  • 2 paid days a year for volunteering
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