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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Level 3 or Level 6) - Cambridge

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Level 3 or Level 6) - Cambridge

Job ID 
2018-1930
Function 
Commercial
Location 
UK-Cambridge

More information about this job

About Costain and your project.

Costain has been improving the lives of people through infrastructure since 1865. We have built airports, petrochemical plants, waste treatment works and schools – creating the building blocks of modern life and improving the quality of life of the people who use them. Some of our recent projects include the £400m redevelopment project at London Bridge Station, the HS2 railway line linking London to the East Midlands and the Thames Tideway Tunnel which is an under-construction 25km tunnel which will provide capture, storage and conveyance of almost all the combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the river.

 

We will aim to place you as close as possible to your desired home location but you may be expected to be flexible during the course of your apprenticeship.

 

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is the biggest Highways England project in the country, with 37 structures to build and 25 miles worth of road. The project includes a new bridge over the East Coast railway line and a 1km viaduct over the Great River Ouse, some real challenges.

You will be joining a busy and dynamic commercial team on a project spending around £30 million a month!

What will I be doing?

The role of Apprentice Quantity Surveyor is to support the more senior commercial staff in the administration of costs and contracts relating to projects. The role may involve all aspects of work from the initial tender to final account and close out, seeking to minimise the costs and enhance value for money whilst achieving the required standards and quality.  This role will work under the close direction and supervision of a more senior Quantity Surveyor.

About you

For a level 3 you will need to:

  • Have the equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4, including Maths, Science and English
  • Either OR a Level 2 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline
  • Be organised and able to work well to deadlines
  • Have the ability to do many things and be able to choose what is the most important
  • Be interested in getting it right the first time
  • Be interested in the latest technology
  • Be able to work well within a team and equally on your own
  • Have excellent communication skills

For a level 6 apprenticeship:

  • The minimum academic entry requirement is 112 UCAS Tariff points this is equivalent to:
  • 3 A levels at grade BBC
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM (1x Distinction and 2x Merits)
  • Access to HE Qualification
  • All appropriate and equivalent, UK and international, Level 3 (and above) qualifications will be considered
  • In addition applicants will need to have 4 GCSEs at grades C / 4 or above (or equivalent) including English and Maths

 

We will track your progress and performance for 3 years and during your apprenticeship you will get:

  • On-going support and reviews from L&D advisor and training provider
  • 6 monthly pay increases based on performance and attendance
  • Options to attend career events and promote the business
  • Training in line with your qualification to help personal development
  • Option to progress onto further apprenticeship (funded by Costain) upon completion of 1st apprenticeship (subject to meeting requirements)

 

What do you get:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Health Assessments - every two years free of charge
  • Bupa – subsidised rate for first 3 years of employment – after this Costain covers this for the employer
  • Cycle to work scheme – salary sacrifice
  • Laptop and Mobile Phone
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Subsidised Gym membership with Virgin Active
  • Employer Assistance Programme - 24/7 support service, offers range of free support and information. Free for employer, family & friends
  • Free eye test for those using visual aids
  • Excellent pension scheme (auto-enrolled by employer)

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   

 

At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

 

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.