Quantity Surveying Degree Apprentice DARCY CONSTRUCTION LTD

A fantastic opportunity to train as an Estimator/ Material Buyer/ Quantity Surveyor assisting with onsite measuring, construction design, preparing estimates for building projects, gathering quotations from suppliers and sub-contractors as well as negotiating and placing orders with material suppliers.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An Apprentice Quantity Surveyor Estimator/ Material buyers role will typically be:-

Quantity Surveying.

You will gain experience in the principles of measurement for building projects and assist with onsite measuring.

On this 5-year chartered surveyor BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree apprenticeship, you will spend 1 day a week at university studying for your degree and the other 4 days working with Darcy Construction.

You will also incorporate detail learning and you will develop knowledge and some understanding in areas such as

  • construction design
  • property economics
  • law and contracts
  • planning procedures

and practice, project management, problem solving, valuation, procurement, and contract administration dispute resolution.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll be able to confidently tackle the social, economic, and technical issues around construction projects of various sizes from the minor works projects to projects circa £2m.  You will get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job and contribute to the success of your company.

This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so what you learn on the course is relevant to the industry.


You will be involved in

  • preparing estimates for building projects based on Bills of Quantities.
  • Gain expertise in digitized take-offs using Bluebeam Revu.
  • Gather quotations from suppliers and sub-contractors. Helping prepare bids for new contracts.

Material Buyer:

You will work with the site team to

  • obtain quotations from Suppliers,
  • undertake material comparisons,
  • negotiate with material suppliers and
  • place orders for current projects.

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

Level 6 Chartered Surveyor (degree) apprenticeship 
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

When you graduate, you will have the academic and work-based experience that you need to register for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Upon passing the APC, you will be a Chartered Surveyor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, written and verbal skills


Other 112-128 UCAS points from 2 A levels or equivalent (Grade BBC at A Level) Essential

About the employer

We Are Darcy Construction An experienced team with a refreshing outlook to construction With a focus on offering a bespoke service of the highest quality, we work with leading specialists to provide a personalised service tailored to our clients needs. From constructing new homes to managing complex construction projects, we have the experience and innovation to deliver projects that are completed on time and to budget







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Training provider



Becky Bishop



Apprenticeship standard

Chartered surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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