Degree Apprenticeship Quantity Surveying 2017 - UK Wide

Balfour Beatty Plc

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

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

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Closing date: 02 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£149.85 - £260.85

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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 9am - 5pm

Total hours per week: 37.00

Apprenticeship duration

6 years

Possible start date

01 Sep 2017

Date posted

17 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Degree Level Apprenticeship

Reference number


Depending on project requirements, you will be site or office based. Our aim is to develop your skills and to help you reach your full potential. 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.

Locations: Solihull, Cheadle, Peterborough, Greenwich/London, Exeter, Rickmansworth, Cambridge, Tonbridge, Coventry, Norwich

Business Units: Construction Services, Rail, Gas & Water and Major Projects

What you'll be doing

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

You will attend college and university on a day or block release basis during the Apprenticeship.


The typical duration for this apprenticeship is six years but this may depend on your previous experience and qualifications. The apprenticeship will be split into two 3 year stages.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

As well as strong numeracy and well-developed team and People Skills, you have the passion and enthusiasm to keep the momentum going on a project.


Personal qualities

You will be able to set the pace as well as the standards for the team. You will also have the ability to describe what interests and motivates you to the construction industry.

Qualifications required

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A-C including Maths, English and Science, with a B in Maths 
  • 3 A-Levels (or equivalent), including Maths A-Level at grade A-C 
  • Pass pre-employment medical which will include a Drug & Alcohol test

Future prospects

We hope for you to secure a full time position with Balfour Beatty at the end of the scheme. For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website and view the profiles of our current apprentices across the Group.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

About Balfour Beatty: We are the UK's largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change peoples lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatics Centre and you will find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like our schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever-changing business. Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.


Balfour Beatty Plc

Training provider

The following qualifications will be gained:

  • HNC Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying 
  • Chartered Surveyor status with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 
  • Industry certificates in Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme, Site Managers’ Safety 
  • Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Management

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Balfour Beatty Plc


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.30 per hour from the 1st October 2015. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training

Employer's Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 May 2017