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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Employer
Stockdale Llp
Location
360-366, Viaduct Business Centre Unit 13, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PL
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
August
Duration
Permanent
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You will assist Stockdale's experienced team of quantity surveyors and project managers with managing costs at all stages of construction projects and work in close collaboration with clients, architects, and engineers as part of wider design teams.

Facilitating quality developments, which meet our client's budgets and timescales, your role will include supporting the following activities:
  • Estimates and cost plans
  • Design team meetings
  • Tender compilation, issue, and analysis
  • Pre-qualification and contractor selection
  • Procurement, programming, and sequence planning
  • Contract documentation
  • Site meetings, inspections, and valuations
  • Cost reporting and cashflow
  • Managing materials cost and contractor data bases
  • Researching budget costs
  • Materials and process investigation.

You will be mainly office based but you will visit project sites regularly. In year 1 most of your work is likely to be cost planning while you gain the confidence and technical knowledge to carry out post-contract duties. We have a diverse portfolio of projects and you will gain knowledge of different building types and construction methods across industry sectors.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Numeracy and confidence with spread sheets and the presentation of numerical data
  • The ability to analyse and interpret information quickly and accurately
  • Good IT skills and high competency in Microsoft software
  • Attention to detail with presentation of work to a high standard.


Personal qualities

  • Approachable and open
  • A high level of integrity and honesty
  • Responsible and mature with the ability to be diplomatic and work professionally within a wider design team including architects, engineers, and clients
  • A good work ethic with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • To be confident and able to make decisions, but also to ask questions and consult with colleagues when uncertain of tasks or situations
  • An organised individual who can work well to deadlines
  • Enthusiastic with a genuine interest in construction and design.


Desired qualifications

  • 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 want our apprentices to quickly become an integral part of our team and to thrive in their career ambitions. When deemed ready by the partners apprentices will take responsibility for managing aspects of their own projects giving them first-hand experience and opportunities to learn and make a positive impact. We would anticipate employment as an assistant surveyor on graduation and completion of the apprenticeship. Our experienced team includes senior surveyors, associates and partners who have started their careers with us whilst studying one day a week at university for their degree's. We have a low staff turnover and history of supporting staff through their academic education and chartered membership.

Things to consider

Most projects will be in the London area, but you may need to travel outside London on occasion. We are a friendly team who enjoy our work and arrange social events and activities throughout the year.
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