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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor FP MCCANN LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor to join FP MCCANN. The successful applicant will learn about the tasks involved within the commercial team for the Architectural & Structural Division.

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

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Closing date: 10 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50 to £18,525.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor what will I be doing?


Assist the commercial team mitigate/minimise risk to the company and maximise profits through effective contract negotiation and management. In addition to the apprenticeship training you will receive hands on experience including mentoring and coaching from experienced members of the team.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Assist the administration of subcontracts and sub-subcontracts including issue of required Notices under the contracts
  • Assist in the preparation and valuation of draft interim applications and draft final accounts
  • Identification and notification of variations
  • Identifying and assisting in the negotiation and resolution of contractual disputes
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Assessing and managing credit risks
  • Monthly WIP reports for accounts specifying and making provisions for any known/potential risks
  • Preparation of draft payments for sub-subcontractors
  • Assisting Accounts Department with cash collection when required
  • Support the on-going development of F P McCann’s position in its key sectors
  • Ensure work is carried out to the highest standard and in the interest of the company.
  • Carry out other reasonable requests made by the line manager to support departmental or company objectives
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s policies including Health & Safety are complied with
  • Observe and comply with all good working practices.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Quantity Surveying Technician Level 4.

  • This apprenticeship programme is delivered with a blend of weekly online training sessions with block release weeks to our providers training facility.
  • Training will be provided by Learning Skills Partnership.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is very much the start of an exciting career in the construction industry with wide ranging prospects which may span a number of roles. FP MCCANN aims to be an employer of choice by promoting respect for the individual and equality of opportunity. We believe that everyone should be treated solely based on personal merit and contribution throughout their FP MCCANN career journey.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any A level (Grade Any A level) Essential

Things to consider

This role may involve some travelling, specifically in order to attend the training facility to undertake your academic training, as such a driving licence would be beneficial. A career in construction may involve being based on projects in various locations. Please note that the wage does vary depending on age, see further details below: Candidates aged 16-17 £4.81 per hour, Candidates aged 18-20 £6.83 per hour, Candidates aged 21- 22 £9.18 per hour, Candidates aged 23+ £9.50 per hour.

About the employer

FP MCCANN IS THE UK’S LARGEST MANUFACTURER AND SUPPLIER OF PRECAST CONCRETE SOLUTIONS. IN NORTHERN IRELAND, WE ALSO OFFER QUARRYING, READY MIX, SURFACING, DRY SILO MORTAR, CONSTRUCTION AND FP MCCANN HOMES. From our 12 UK based manufacturing facilities, FP McCann offers an extensive range of quality precast concrete solutions that include drainage and water management, tunnels and shafts, rail, power and infrastructure, walling, fencing, agricultural, flooring, filter bed systems, bespoke precast, tanks and chambers, dock leveller pit systems, box culverts, building products and architectural & structural products. At FP McCann, we can customise our solutions to ensure they create maximum value for your project, accommodating your site conditions, design requirements and construction needs. In Northern Ireland, FP McCann have an array of Quarries, Surfacing, Readymix and Precast plants, which supply a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry. We offer a range of sustainable and innovative product solutions that complement our standard package of products and services. FP McCann also operates within the Construction sector and has secured and completed a portfolio of award-winning construction work within Northern Ireland; these include projects in the public sector areas of health, education, water and transport infrastructure, and private industrial and commercial developments. At FP McCann, we have a long history of meeting our customers’ needs. Our product range has never been more diverse, more competitive, or more in-tune with our clients’ needs than it is today. The quality and reliability of FP McCann’s products and services are the foundation of our success. We are constantly developing and improving our solutions, whilst striving to exceed customer expectations. At FP McCann, we promise to perform and build a sustained trust with our stakeholders. By implementing our corporate values, we aim to deliver on this guarantee through our products, services, communications and, above all, the behaviour of our people. We recognise the importance of operating with integrity and apply high standards of corporate governance in the conduct of our business. Our ability to deliver to client specifications on major projects across the UK and Ireland has established FP McCann as a valuable and reliable partner. With twelve UK manufacturing facilities, FP McCann employs around 1,600 people, making us the largest precast concrete manufacturers in the United Kingdom.




Summit House


NG31 9SP

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Training provider



Holly Parkinson


Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveying technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Jan 2023