Apprentice Quantity Surveyor HAINSTONE GROUP LTD

The role of a Professional Quantity Surveyor is wide ranging. It includes monitoring finances, managing teams, administering contracts and finding solutions. Chartered Surveyors are in demand around the world so often find themselves in senior management roles and gaining experience across different industries throughout their careers.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £19,500 starting salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm (37.5 hours per week)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Motivated/proactive individual, successful candidate will complete fully funded QS degree whilst gaining practical experience at work. Fantastic opportunity to earn, learn and study a degree without any of the cost. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided. Team is forward-thinking and approachable, a great place to train/work.

Within the first couple of years of this apprenticeship, the role and duties will include some of the following:

  • Visiting live construction projects to review progress of the works
  • Assisting with preparing cost plans and financial reports
  • Measuring CAD drawings and 3D models to input into cost estimates
  • Attending site meetings and design team meetings
  • Creating project programmes and monitoring progress

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

Qualifications include:

  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Day release to ARU Chelmsford campus over 24 weeks per year

  • 2 days per week in Year 1
  • 1 day per week in Years 2-4

As part of your apprenticeship you will attend Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford from September 2023 for a total duration of 4 years. Each academic year includes 2 semesters of 12 weeks.

In your first year, you will attend university 2 days per week during term time. This reduces to 1 day per week for the remaining 3 years. In your final year you will begin studying for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and sit your final assessment after graduating university.

These courses will be fully funded by Hainstone including travel and expenses. You will be required to undertake regular private study alongside your full-time role in order to successfully complete these courses.

Your learning will be supported by on-the-job experience gained in the workplace, where you will work alongside Chartered Surveyors delivering live construction and infrastructure projects. This will develop the required skills and knowledge to support your studies.

Our internal training programme will ensure you gain appropriate experience at each stage of your career and enable you to take responsibility for the management of your own projects as soon as you are able.

In addition to this, we will offer you the opportunity to gain work experience with other organisations within the construction industry and study additional external courses where these are required to support your development and progression.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will receive all the necessary training to become a Chartered Surveyor. There will be many opportunities to progress to more senior positions within the business based on experience and competence, including managing teams and more complex projects.

RICS Membership and accreditation on successful completion of the apprenticeship EPA (RICS APC).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Number skills, Manage own time, Meet deadlines, Willing to travel to sites, Interest in construction, Enthusiasm to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent STEM (pref Maths) (Grade BBC (112 UCAS points)) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Hainstone is an independent firm of construction consultants based in Norwich. We undertake quantity surveying and project management services for construction and infrastructure projects across the East of England. Our business was established in 2019 based on a vision of providing innovative solutions and a market-leading level of customer service. Our clients range from commercial businesses and private developers to housing associations and councils. Some of the projects we deliver include new homes, roads and offices, as well as the extension and refurbishment of existing buildings. The services we provide span the lifecycle of a construction project. At the beginning of a project, we prepare masterplans and undertake feasibility studies. We work alongside architects and engineers during design development to prepare cost estimates and monitor our client’s budget. We procure and employ contractors to carry out construction works on site. We monitor the build, review payments, carefully manage finances and ensure the successful completion of the works. Our clients trust us to lead, manage risks and deliver value.








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Training provider



Phil Nicholson

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Informal interview at our offices

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2023