Apprentice Quality Control Inspector Baily Garner LLP

As an Apprentice Quality Control Inspector you will be working alongside experienced and supportive individuals in our Birmingham office, as well as on-site. You will be assisting with various tasks including inspecting works in progress, preparing and submitting reports, providing practical advice.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    5 days a week, 08:30am-16:45pm

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist with inspecting works in progress
  • To assist in preparing and submitting a report on the general process of the works, labour force and weather to the Project Manager monthly
  • To assist in recording the details of any occurrence or situation thought likely to cause delay or of any delays
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on works in progress
  • Assist in providing an independent assessment of the construction works undertaken
  • Maintaining a diary of the progress of works
  • Producing regular reports
  • Visiting sites on a regular basis

The training you will be getting

  • A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)Opportunity to obtain CSCS qualification
  • College course relating to position
  • Construction Digital Tools
  • New Build Construction Process
  • Quality Management Reporting
  • Construction Health and Safety awareness
  • On the job training with experienced QCI
  • Access to learning management system (videos, e-learning, documents)
  • College attendance is required one day per week at Dudley College, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, Zoological Drive, Dudley, DY1 4AL

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to become a permanent qualified Quality Control Inspector/Clerk of Works
  • Construction Management
  • Any employee can progress into a PTL (Project Team Leader) or PM (Programme Manager) as well as a Partner (Equity or non-equity)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Forward thinking, Good time-keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 / C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 / C or above) Essential
Other Other Level 3 Building Services qualification (Grade (Grade (Grade Pass or Higher))) Essential
Other Other Level 3 Construction & Built Environment (Grade (Grade (Grade Pass or Higher))) Essential

Things to consider

Full clean driving licence and own transport due to the on-site working and remote nature of site working within the working day, being able to drive is essential. CSCS card requirement Office based working in Birmingham office CSCS card requirement Office based working in Birmingham office

About the employer

Baily Garner is a modern and forward-thinking construction consultancy employing over 200 members of staff across two city offices, London and Birmingham, with a national coverage. Our in-house disciplines include project managers, architects, quantity surveyors, employer’s agents, mechanical and electrical engineers, sustainability engineers and principal designers. Having traditionally been strong in the housing sector, working on new build, refurbishment, retrofit, mixed use and mixed tenure schemes, we have steadily increased our presence in the education, care, blue light and commercial sectors. As a result, we have a portfolio of projects ranging in value from £5,000 to in excess of £1bn. For the forty-plus years of our existence, we have championed a ‘grow your own’ strategy at Baily Garner focusing on nurturing and developing employees from the day they join the Practice. This strategy has served us very well: we have Partners who joined us as school leavers, were sponsored by BG through college and university and worked their way up from apprentices to chartered surveyors and now co-owners of the Practice. ‘Grow your own’ complements our policy of continuous learning and development for all employees and we invest significant amounts of time and money in our Professional Development Schemes. We do this for a number of reasons: In line with our objective to be ‘a great place to work’ we recognise our responsibility to encourage all employees to learn new skills and update and maintain existing skills, knowledge and expertise We believe the Practice and our clients flourish when our staff are engaged in, and fully committed to, their individual professional development and are striving to fulfil their potential


Baily Garner LLP


55 Charlotte Street


B3 1PX

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Construction design and build technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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