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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Level 3) - London, HS2

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Level 3) - London, HS2

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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.

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

You will need to:

  • Have the equivalent of 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C or 9-4, including Maths, Science and English
  • 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

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)