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Assistant Cost Consultant - Apprentice Quantity Surveyor Cast Consultancy

Join us and drive change within the residential-led development and construction industry. Our mission is to drive industry change, deliver better outcomes and create future places. With us you can be part of the solution to the housing and environmental crises in the UK, providing professional advice and recommendations to clients on land, property or construction.

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

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Closing date: 17 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    London Living Wage

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    57 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support to project leads in the delivery of cost management services to our clients
  • Responsible for quantification for and/or maintenance of a project cost plan or key elements from it
  • Monitoring cost plan variance against client’s budget, including cost reconciliations and commercial aspects of change control in the pre-construction stages of projects
  • Support to project lead in cost reporting on site
  • Undertaking monthly site valuations and processing contractor applications for payment
  • Creation and maintenance of close relationships with the appropriate level representative for your clients
  • Undertaking of quality assurance checking (QA) and compliance with key process to ensure outputs are delivered with accuracy and of the standards expected by Cast

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

You will achieve a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying.

You’ll study using UCEM’s state-of-the-art online learning environment and digital library, supported with guidance from highly experienced tutors.

Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified, progression through the Cast career development programme (Assistant to Director).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Microsoft 365, High standards of literacy, High standards of numeracy


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent any (Grade 96 UCAS points) Essential

Things to consider

We are looking for a candidate with passion for the real estate and construction industry, and for innovation in service and through technology, willingness to tackle challenges to solve problems. The candidate will have great attention to detail and ability to multi-task, desire to develop your wider professional network and ability to take initiative and know when to take initiative without guidance.

About the employer

We are a residential led consultancy focused on driving positive change in the development and construction industry. Our engagement with the market and thought leadership provides us with unique insight which helps our clients drive better results. Our projects cover a range of sectors including build to rent, later living, affordable housing, private for sale, student accommodation, hotels, strategic land, high rise, masterplanning and regeneration. Whilst we are residential-led, our projects tend to include mixed use with elements of amenities, commercial, retail and leisure. As a business, and individuals, we believe in helping our clients deliver great and viable homes and places whilst also addressing bigger economic, societal, and environmental challenges. We believe in being a positive part of the solution to the housing crisis rather than part of the problem. We are committed to ensuring we are thinking about the broader implications of how we conduct our business, including the impacts from the projects we help to deliver. We do this through the Cast Contribution which recognises the importance of: Climate Change, Social Value and Community, Diversity, Wellbeing. Our strategy and approach to innovation reflects our culture and values as well as our approach to our services. Our strategy concentrates on: Digitisation and Automation, Modern Methods of Construction, Pre-Manufactured Value, Sustainability and Carbon Reduction.


Cast Consultancy







Stuart Daynton

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Training provider



Apprenticeship standard

Chartered 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: 17 Mar 2023