Cost Consultant Apprenticeship ARCADIS (UK) LIMITED

As a cost consultant you can work in any of our sectors and you will work across cost, commercial and transformational consultancy projects. At its core, Cost Consultancy involves estimating and advising on the cost of construction works, and your role will be key in providing advice on project finances and contractual relationships.

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

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Closing date: 10 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will work under the supervision of several professional consultants on the delivery of construction and engineering projects for a variety of clients, to help achieve their objectives and improve the quality of life for their customers.

Typical tasks and activities include:

  • Undertaking cost research for similar buildings to establish benchmark rates & prices
  • Work with senior colleagues to undertake cost estimating and planning
  • Use digital tools such as CostX in the production of measurement from online drawings and plans to provide cost advice
  • Support the preparation of technical and legal documentation used in the procurement of suppliers to deliver construction projects
  • Create and monitor project reports and schedules, assisting in the overall successful delivery of construction project
  • Undertake on the job training on a range of industry leading tools and procedures, and, along with the learning from their part-time degree course, apply these skills to ongoing project activities

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

  • This programme will see you obtain a BSc Quantity Surveyor - Level 6 with UCEM - University of Estate Management 
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The apprentice will complete the apprenticeship as a fully trained and qualified quantity surveyor 
  • They will then undertake further career paths in Arcadis to progress onto larger projects, lead teams etc

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A-C) Essential

About the employer

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. We are 28,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.





2 Cornwall Street


B3 2DX


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Selection Process Step 1: Apply Online Step 2: Psychometric behavioural assessment Step 3: Assessment Centre Step 4: Interview

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Apr 2023