Apprentice Construction Quantity Surveying Technician CAIRN CROSS CIVIL ENGINEERING LTD

Cairn Cross has an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor to join our organisation and begin or further their career within the Rail Infrastructure and Civil Engineering Industry. You will work within our commercial team and learn all aspects of Quantity Surveying on a wide range of projects.

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

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,707.84 to £21,131.76

    • Higher Education Support • Enrolment on Company Pension Scheme where applicable after successful probationary period • 24 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Hours will depend on age. If under 18 you will work no more than 39 hours, based in the Morley Office, Monday to Friday. Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Role of The Trainee Quantity Surveyor is to assist in the wider commercial team and project QS in their day-to-day duties across numerous projects.
Assist in preparation of weekly project costing information.
Assisting with updates of project expenditure and forecasting.
Manage supply subcontractor register.
Gather and collate information for subcontract enquires.
Help assess subcontractor quotations.
Prepare subcontractor orders.
Prepare payment notification.
Prepare invoices
Assist the QS with Final Accounts.
Assist the QS with monthly project cost reporting.

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

This will be a day release course at Leeds College of Building. It is a Level 4 qualification and the entry requirements are 5 GCSE's or equivalent including Maths and English. 

The qualification is 


You will be allocated a staff Mentor who will support you throughout your training. You will receive other relevant training throughout your Apprenticeship. 

We are a small team and you will get the opportunity to work with a range of people.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This will depend upon the individual but we are very supportive of continuing professional development and succesful achievement of the Technician could lead to enrolment on a QS Degree. 

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies and this will be supported and encouraged 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Health and Safety


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 and above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be working in a small team in a busy office environment. Whilst our dress code is quite relaxed you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing. Punctuality is an important as is a willingness to learn. Remember at the very least you will be going to College for another 3 years.

About the employer

Welcome to Cairn Cross, a collaborative, progressive and innovative multi-disciplined engineering company shaping future infrastructure. We design and deliver significant infrastructure projects across the UK. Established in 1995 as a family-owned business, Cairn Cross has exceptional experience with an impressive and diverse client base. As a multi-discipline Design and Build specialist, we deliver a wide range of services across all sectors.







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Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveying technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply using the link at the website attaching a covering letter and CV if you have one. We will acknowledge your application. Please indicate any times you will not be available (eg on holiday) so that it can be taken into consideration when planning interviews. Good luck

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Jun 2023