A perfect role for someone keenly interested in the construction industry & looking to build a career. Working on site and in site office the apprentice will work closely with QS & site delivery team, assisting with all commercial aspects of the project,including contractor selection, dispute mitigation, measurements, budgeting and costings.

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

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for a L4 Quantity Surveyor apprentice to work from the main office of a large Construction contractor in Cambridgeshire.

This apprenticeship will focus mainly on estimating and quantity surveying. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to learn about the commercial side of construction.

The qualification will also include elements of:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Sustainability, Design, Science, Materials, Maths and Building Technology in Construction
  • Project Management
  • Graphical Detailing
  • Surveying
  • Finance
  • Design
  • Law and Planning Procedures

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Obtaining all cost information including estimating data and any quotations used tenders
  • Starting up financial files
  • Obtaining and agreeing procurement schedules
  • Raising draft invoices to accounts department
  • Producing projected sales forecast when the valuation dates are known
  • Setting up valuation format based around the tender document
  • Submitting valuations to the client in accordance with the valuation dates
  • Obtaining payment certificates
  • Ensuring accounts raise invoices
  • Placing sub-contract orders
  • Submitting cost value reconciliations
  • Invoice retention release
  • Attend regular internal contract review meetings
  • Value all variations and submit to the client
  • Instruct sub-contracts for variations – obtain a quotation where possible
  • Raise sub-contract payments
  • Agree final accounts with sub-contractors
  • Visit site regularly
  • Chase and obtain final retention releases

 We are looking for someone who has a real interest in the financial side of construction. This is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to further their career and reach their full potential.

The training you will be getting

Alongside training on site, the apprentice will attend off site training sessions at the training provider in block sessions and receive online tutor led sessions.

They will work towards a Level 4 Quantity Surveying Technician qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the aprenticeship, there will be opportunity to progress into full time employment

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, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C) Essential
Other CSCS (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Offer of employment subject to passing of drugs & alcohol test. CSCS card needed- assistance will be given to achieve this. Due to site locations, the apprentice will need own transport & be able to get to site/pick up point independently. Local council requirements dictate the apprentice will need to reside in postal areas CO1 through to CO8.

About the employer

Training & Apprenticeships in Construction Ltd (TrAC) is a DfE approved Flexi Job Apprenticeship Agency who will employ you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that you will be placed with a host employer but you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your apprenticeship but TrAC will employ you throughout, as well as continuing to support you into employment or further learning at the end of your apprenticeship.




Bellhouse Landfill Site 2

Warren Lane, Stanway




Sue Appleby

01603 972286

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Construction quantity surveying technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Dec 2023