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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Be the best and get the best of both worlds by joining Tilbury Douglas as a Apprentice Quantity Surveyor where careers are created, and you will receive a mixture of on-the-job training and classroom learning enabling you to earn whilst you learn!

Come join us at Tilbury Douglas, a high performing construction business steeped in history with a bright future where our people make our success enabling us to innovate and remain resilient

In our inclusive culture and forward thinking, we look forward to sharing with you many new and exciting developments, including our journey to Net Zero Carbon, use of Modern Methods of Construction, digital transformation and commitment to long lasting social value.

You will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications right up to degree level including professional associations and work on exciting projects in an environment that excites you with all the support mechanisms in place.

With projects in and around Plymouth.  Ideally you will have a driving licence or be learning to drive to get the most from this opportunity!

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Over a 2/3-year period depending on the entry level.  We provide bespoke training for our Quantity Surveyors of the future along with on-the-job mentoring and learning.  When not being fully supported on a site/office you will attend a local college or apprenticeship provider.

What you’ll be studying

You will study towards a Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician (or Level 6 Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree) depending on your level of entry with qualifications achieved through a combination of college work and gathering work-based experience and evidence.

Academic Requirements

  • Level 4: Minimum of 5 GCSE Grades A* - C (4-9) in Maths, English Language & a Science – Essential
  • Level 6 - A-Levels or; BTEC National Diploma or; Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions 21 Merits or; Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points.

What you can bring

  • Strong numeracy skills and the ability to learn sophisticated design and costing IT packages
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings (with training) 
  • Ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information simply to a diverse range of people
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional and dynamic team environment assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects   
  • Self-motivated with the enthusiasm to learn and develop
  • Ability to take responsibility and be accountable 
  • Attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Practical and logical qualities with a methodical way of thinking
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
  • Strong communication skills

What we can offer you

  • Starting salaries range from £14,750 to £17,200 depending on entry level
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attraction

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To move onto a Level 6 Degree level apprenticeship
  • To become a fully qualified Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Manager
  • Extend your qualifications by undertaking your professional qualifications and becoming chartered with the Royal Chartered Institute of Surveyors (RICS).

Role Summary

Quantity surveyors assist in the management of costs relating to construction projects to ensure overall financial success of a project. They calculate the amount and cost of materials needed for building work and are responsible for the financial management of a number of sub-contractors (e.g. bricklayers, scaffolders, ground workers etc.) across a construction project and manage the contractual/legal elements of a project.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Participate in the analysis, preparation, and management of all costs, from initial cost assessments through to project completion
  • Selection and management of suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Become an expert in contracts, financial management and contract law
  • Assist with the monthly/quarterly compilation of data to monitor the performance of the project
  • To meet with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide information relating to land, property or construction
  • To undertake costings and/or measurements and/or valuations using data collected from research
  • the buying of materials and services from smaller companies
  • the monitoring and management of these smaller companies to ensure that goods are delivered and work is completed on time
  • To ensure requests for payment are made on time and on a regular basis to the business for whom we are working and that these payments are received and payments to smaller companies are made promptly

How do I apply?

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We look forward to receiving your application!

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Plymouth, UK
Advanced Apprenticeship, Degree Apprenticeships, Higher Apprenticeship, Intermediate Apprenticeship, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6
A levels /advanced GNVQ
GCSE/GNVQ/O levels
££15,000 - £20,000

Published on 19 May 2022

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