Chartered Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship Level 6

Salary: £22,800

Location: Birmingham, Darlington, Nottinghamshire, Preston, Warrington, Wakefield

Closes on: 4 March 2024 at 12:00pm

Programme start date: September 2024

Begin your journey to become a chartered surveyor at the centre of multimillion pound projects that help connect the country.

What you'll be doing

On our Chartered Quantity Surveyor apprenticeship, you’ll work alongside our Commercial and Procurement teams to provide advice and manage the cost aspects of our complex, multimillion pound infrastructure improvement and investment projects.

Guided and mentored by experienced commercial professionals and quantity surveyors, you’ll learn and apply a range of quantity surveying techniques including forecasting, estimation, value management and whole life costing, risk management, and supply chain management to achieve best quality and value.

As well as developing your technical and business knowledge and skills, you’ll discover:

  • How our contracts work
  • How we select specialist contractors for our projects
  • How we monitor supplier performance

You’ll also complete an undergraduate degree, accredited with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which will be the first step on your journey towards professional recognition as a Chartered Surveyor.

Find out more about the skills and knowledge criteria you’ll work towards on this apprenticeship.

What you'll get in return

By combining working and learning, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience and pave the way for a bright future with us. We’ll support your development every step of the way and you’ll enjoy the chance to shape your future with personalised development plans and career guidance.

You’ll have:

  • A dedicated line manager, job mentors and a skills coach to provide encouragement, direction and career planning support
  • Flexible working arrangements and time away from your role for your studies
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other apprentices as part of our Early Talent community

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to a fantastic employee benefits package. Find out more about the benefits we offer at National Highways.

What you’ll need to succeed 

It takes all kinds of people to keep our organisation (and roads) moving. Whatever your age, whatever your background, an apprenticeship is just the start of a long, fulfilling career with us.

If you can show that you’ve got what we see in our apprentices every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • The ability to work effectively with others in a team
  • The ability to work to timescales, understanding when and how to prioritise
  • The ability to give and receive information effectively
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely
  • A desire and passion to grow your career at National Highways

You’ll also need to have these essential qualifications:

  • Minimum of five GCSEs (including English and maths, at grade C/grade 4 or above)

  And one of the following:

  • 112 UCAS points (grades A*A* or BBC in A Levels -excludes general studies)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – grades DMM in related field
  • A grade of merit or above in a HNC, HND or Level 3 Apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline

Please note. Due to the prior learning requirements on this apprenticeship, we are unable to accept your application if you have completed ANY previous learning at degree level or already hold an undergraduate or postgraduate in any subject.

It is key to know all offers to onto our apprenticeships are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us

Our strategic road network carries a third of all traffic and two thirds of all our country's freight. By investing in the right projects (and in the brightest talent), we’re building a network that makes everyone better off.

There’s never been a better time to join our Commercial and Procurement team. We’re a growing, vibrant team helping to drive the most ambitious roads investment programme our country has ever seen. You’ll be involved in the design of our modern, progressive contracts and partnerships, negotiating best commercial terms, galvanizing innovation and producing smart cost estimates and plans.  Building in every opportunity to ensure that our customers and road workers get home safe and well every day while travelling or working on our road network.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally 

Please complete your application as soon as possible, as we may close to new applications earlier than the current closing date.