Commercial Apprentice 2018 Balfour Beatty

As the programme progresses you will have increased responsibility for the financial and legal management of construction projects. Throughout you will ensure compliance with our Health and Safety and Sustainability agenda.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 42.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties and responsibilities: 

* To manage and lead the cost aspects complex construction projects 
* To ensure that comprehensive study has been undertaken of the whole life aspects of the project and the understanding of the client’s needs 
* To manage the selection of the specialist contractors for the project 
* To ensure that disputes are minimised and settled amicably for all parties 
* To manage the commercial success of a project for all stakeholders 


The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years but this may depend on your previous experience and qualifications. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

- Strong numeracy skills

- Well developed team and people skills

Personal qualities

- Passion and enthusiasm to keep momentum going on a project

- Ability to describe what interests and motivates you to the construction industry

Qualifications required

- Minimum of five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A-C including Maths, English and Science, with a B in Maths 

- Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test 

Future prospects

The successful candidate will hopefully secure a full-time position with Balfour Beatty at the end of their apprenticeship, dependent on business requirements.

About the employer

About us Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. For more than 100 years we have created and cared for the vital assets that enable societies and economies to grow. We've built the famous Olympic Aquatic Centre, Blackfriars Rail Station, renewable energy projects; and you'll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure that makes our lives better and simpler, such as schools and hospitals, social housing, major roads, rail, gas, water and power networks. As the UK’s largest infrastructure company, we finance, design and build the structures that underpin our daily lives. We need exceptional people to deliver our iconic projects – we think that could be you. We offer training in all aspects of our business, developing your skills to the highest level. Together we will: Build your future through our range of apprenticeships. We have opportunities in electrical and mechanical engineering, plumbing, maintenance operations, street lighting, highways maintenance and construction operations. You can also earn while you learn with our Professional Apprenticeship scheme. Develop your technical skills as an Apprentice Civil Engineer, Building Services Engineer, Power Engineer, Site Supervisor or Quantity Surveyor. Keep our business running by taking an apprenticeship in finance, procurement, human resources, information technology, business administration and health and safety. We are committed to the next generation of experts, ensuring that 5% of our UK workforce is made up of apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes. Find out how we can develop your expertise at


Balfour Beatty


1 Trinity Park

Bickenhill Lane


B37 7ES

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Training provider

You will follow a training programme as part of our RICS-accredited Degree Apprenticeship, geared towards you achieving Chartered Surveyor status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Assessment of Professional Competence process for MRICS is included in the final assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters MRICS and the status of Chartered Surveyor. 

The qualifications will be gained via internal training and external training through a local college.  The successful candidate will attend college on a day or block release basis, which will be decided with the line manager.

Apprenticeship standard

Surveying > Surveying Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Balfour Beatty Plc


Emerging Talent

Employer's Application Instructions

- Apply Online - Psychometric Testing - Interview/ Assessment Centre - Feedback

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017