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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Level 6) - Northamptonshire

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Level 6) - Northamptonshire

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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 Smart Motorways scheme, junctions 13–16 of the M1 is a 38km stretch of motorway that is being converted in to four lane running by converting the hard shoulder. Various other improvements are required along the scheme such as increased CCTV, speed cameras and electronic signage. Modifications to existing bridges to allow traffic to fit on the widened running surface is also required. The overall budget scheme is in excess of £400 million.

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

  • 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)