Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship (Quantity Surveying) RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL UK LIMITED

We are currently recruiting for Apprentice Quantity Surveyor roles based in London. Key roles and responsibilities include visiting site to assist in valuations, assessing variations and pre-contract cost planning under the supervision of a senior surveyor.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day duties include:


  • Site visits - Walking around and surveying sites, understand the client’s direct needs and wants and producing cost plans based on knowledge of that site

Cost Planning:

  • Assisting senior surveyors in measuring tender documentation using RLB’s in-house measuring software ROSS5D, Assisting senior surveyors in pricing cost plans based on RLB in-house benchmark data

Procurement and Tender

  • Helping senior surveyors create and planning procurement and tender route which are bespoke to the projects. Receiving and managing tender information; including drawings and specifications
  • Assisting senior surveyors in analysing tender returns (initial contractor submissions) including preparing recommendations for clients
  • Appointing contractors

Contract Practice:

  • Helping create and draw up contract documents for projects



  • Assisting a senior surveyor in assessing works undertaken in month, this will include visiting site and meeting contractors
  • Assisting in preparing recommendation for payments based upon the valuation


  • Assisting a senior surveyor when reviewing changes to the contract scope, this will involve liaising with design team, contractors and project management team

Cost reporting:

  • Helping senior members of staff create and maintain cost reports throughout the life cycle of a project

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

Each candidate will be offered on the job Apprentice Training with monthly seminars topping up the training offered by the University. Additionally, to this the candidates, in the third year, begin structured chartership training which includes seminars, mock exams and one to one tutoring.

Off-the-job training will be provided by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). You will achieve a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying. Rather than attending formal lectures or classes, 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 BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor.

Typically, 4 days “on the job” training and 1 day “off the job training”.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following the completion of the candidate’s apprenticeship they will be put through their chartership and enrolled on the business’s future professionals’ programme. This programme looks to help guide and progress all candidates through the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Interest in built environment


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above (C or above)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any subject (Grade Minimum 96 UCAS Tariff Points) Essential

Things to consider

Strong focus on excel and in-house measuring software. Requirement to travel to site. Ability to balance workload and university study.

About the employer

Rider Levett Bucknall is a privately owned construction and property consultancy with 38 offices spanning 32 countries giving us a truly global reach. RLB is involved in some of the worlds most recognised and high-profile construction projects across the residential, commercial, sport, data-centre and infrastructure sectors among others. In the UK and Europe alone, we have a team of circa 1500 professionals covering our main disciplines of Cost Management, Project Management, Building Surveying and Advisory Services. We are circa 700 strong in the UK; our HQ is in Birmingham and our flagship office with around 300 people is in the heart of London. We also have many regional offices including Yorkshire, Manchester, and Bristol and are opening new offices in Wales and even Amsterdam due to our growth plans and success. Despite our size and scale, we truly are a people focussed business, our priority is ensuring our staff have a platform to develop and achieve their career goals while working in a diverse, inspiring, and collaborative environment. We offer agile working, one of the first in our industry to put this into practice, allowing flexibility and a mix of office based and remote working which enables our staff to have a great work-life balance. We encourage diversity and employ people from all walks of life, our Board is also made up of almost 40% women, which we are very proud of. Our aim to create an environment where our employees can ‘have fun, feel valued and make money, forever’.




110 Bishopsgate

Level 3



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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: 28 Apr 2023