Commercial Apprentice (Quantity Surveying) Level 6 Cambridge ALSTOM TRANSPORT UK LIMITED

Provide support and assistance to the Commercial Manager or Lead Quantity Surveyor to optimise margin on a project whilst protecting the project from commercial risk and maintaining a high standard in all areas in accordance with Alstom Policies and Procedures. You will support with the management of client accounts.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm. Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day to day activities will involve learning about and assisting the commercial department, to achieve financial performance targets and goals by optimising margin and protecting the company from commercial risk whilst supporting the project team to deliver these contracts

  • Support with the management of client accounts
  • Assist in establishing contemporaneous records in compliance with projects systems which identify progress, delays and controlled change management
  • Management of client & supplier accounts - support with the administration of sub-contractor accounts from project start up through to final account, including the administration of sub-contract payments and issuing payment notices
  • Commercial & contract guidance - work with the commercial team to understand the key principles of construction contracts and their application
  • Record keeping – assist in establishing contemporaneous records in compliance with projects systems which identify progress, delays and controlled change management. Contributing to event registers and entitlement documentation
  • Financial targets & budgets - provide support which aligns with the commercial management strategy, participating in the production of monthly project reviews and attend work package management reviews
  • Support, relationships & procedures - establish good relationships within project teams, the supply chain (including sub-contractors), and the client in line with Alstom procedures
  • Best practice - support the expansion of best practice within the commercial team

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

You will complete a Level 6 Quanity Surveying Apprenticeship. You will attend Sheffield College on day release to complete the academic side of the qualification.

A BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying or equivalent Quantity Surveying Level 6 Diploma that is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies and meets the educational requirements for the professional bodies’ full membership or chartered status.

Knowledge and competence training as dictated by the standard

Over a 5-year program, our apprenticeships combine the academic college/university studies with real life work based experience across our organisation. You will have the opportunity to build and gather evidence of your competence whilst working towards a formal qualification.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Alstom offer opportunities to extend apprenticeship learning through to degree and chartered status if the candidate is suitable and the business need exists.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, You can work under pressure, You are prepared to travel


GCSE or equivalent 5 Subjects including Maths, English & Science (Grade 5 to 9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 5 to 9) Desired
A Level or equivalent 3 Subjects/120 UCAS points (Grade BBB) Essential

About the employer

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading engineering company where you will be working alongside qualified and experienced staff. Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.




1 Station Road



CB25 9HT

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Mar 2024