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Apprentice Surveyor - Apprentice Construction Quantity Surveyor Technician IAN WILLIAMS LIMITED

We are looking for a Apprentice Surveyor to join our Southampton team. You’ll have responsibility from day one; your time will be split between “on the job” training and working on live projects. You’ll learn all the skills you’ll need for a bright future in our growing business from our experienced Surveyors and Business Managers.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • £20,446 if you are qualified to Level 3/ equivalent, for example A Levels; Level 3 Apprenticeship; NVQ Level 3 or Advanced Diploma • £24,341 if you are qualified to degree level/ equivalent

  • Working week

    Normal hours of work will be 8.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday with a lunch break of one hour each day

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Apprentice Surveyor, you will learn how to actively price materials and labour for our repairs and maintenance workstream, focusing on reducing costs and improving efficiencies, therefore having a real impact on our profitability and our commercial success.

How will you do this?

  • Initially supporting, but developing responsibility for the financial and technical aspects of the contract, including procurement, invoicing, payments, cash flow and cost control
  • You will learn to understand how to create cost efficiencies where possible, maximising value and ultimately making a profit
  • Collaboration- you will meet and work with direct labour and subcontractors, understanding their roles and expectations of the service we deliver in the response product
  • We will instil confidence in your communication, to develop and maintain relationships with your team, customers, subcontractors, suppliers, and our client
  • You will learn how to procure materials and sub contractors, through negotiation skills
  • You will support and learn how to produce monthly commercial reports, including Cost Value Reconciliations, so you become accountable for the cost and profit of the contract 
  • As your training progresses, you will be involved in tendering and winning new work and managing relationships with our key clients

You may not identify with all the terminology, but that is where the Apprentice Surveyor programme, your mentor and the business will support you in your development journey.

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

  • You will join other apprentices in attending a structured modular training programme delivered by our own Academy, and, depending on your experience, you could also achieve further professional qualifications externally i.e. Level 4 Apprenticeship Quantity Surveying.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of your training scheme, you will begin on the Ian Williams Surveyor pathway, and we are proud to say that many of our Apprentices have progressed to management roles within Ian Williams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Not specific (Grade D) Essential

About the employer

Ian Williams is one of the UK’s leading property services companies has a multiple award-winning apprenticeship scheme. With expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors, we are a financially secure business with a solid track record and offices based across the UK. We owe our success to our people. We are passionate about people and firmly believe that our success will only be maintained if we continue to offer you a great place to work and provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and fulfil your potential. We are proud to have been awarded ‘We Invest in People’ Gold accreditation.




Endeavour House

St Marks Court Thornaby

Stockton on Tees

TS17 6QN

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveying technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply please go to and complete our application form online for an April 2023 start.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jan 2023