Degree Quantity Surveyor Apprentice - Taylor Woodrow - Hs2 Old Oak Common TAYLOR WOODROW INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

You will be part of the commercial team for the HS2 Old Oak Common, an exciting project where your career has the potential to grow rapidly in this face paced environment. You will be involved with subcontract management supporting the various teams of commercial department.

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    26 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays. 2 days paid volunteering. Training courses programme and Mentor Support. Training Scheme to works towards Professional. Accreditation - RICS. Everyday discounts. Pension scheme with employer contribution.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday from 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Carry out regular site visits to take measurements and valuations
  • Manage subcontract packages following all Taylor Woodrow procedures
  • Support the commercial team with payments, liabilities and general day to day tasks
  • Attend progress review meetings and contribute to resolving problems
  • Help to procure subcontracts in line with the site contracts form (NEC)
  • Regular use of cloud based contract software including to issue early warnings and compensation events
  • Represent Taylor Woodrow in discussions with clients and subcontractors

Cost Engineering:

  • Gather data and carry out research on current construction costs under supervision
  • Measure, record and value work supervised in accordance with appropriate rules and procedures


  • Record progress on site and help prepare and maintain records

Project Management:

  • Collation of Cost and Value Information


  • Collect information required to specify procurement requirements
  • Record and document information including registration of interest
  • Understand the steps / documentation required

Commercial Management:

  • Collation of cost and value information
  • Measurement of works and provide information on subcontractors’ performance

The training you will be getting

  • Level 6 Charter Surveyor Apprenticeship Standard
  • BSc Commerical Management 
  • Chartership for Royal Institute Commerical Surveyo - MRICS
  • Day Release at University at Westminster London

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Taylor Woodrow Apprenticeship Scheme has been designed kick start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. You will get hands on experience and tailored training to support you every step of the way

You will be enrolled to our bespoke Quantity Surveyor Development Scheme programme, which will support your progression towards becoming a Quantity Surveyor. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent BTEC Extended Diploma (Grade DMM to DDM) Essential
Other A Levels (104 to 120 UCAS) (Grade BCC to BBB) Essential

Things to consider

You will be based on a construction site and PPE use will be required for site visits.

About the employer

Whether we are delivering small scale improvements or a major project, Taylor Woodrow’s success is founded on the teams that we build, the relationships we develop and the engineering solutions that we provide. We have a strong regional presence across the UK, where local people bring local solutions across a range of infrastructure and civil engineering projects as part of long-term frameworks. This is complimented by our ability to deliver major infrastructure projects requiring complex engineering solutions. Our projects support the UK’s energy transition, deliver improvements to the highways network and enhance rail infrastructure. The strategic infrastructure that we construct are the building blocks for growth and this includes a role in delivering the UK’s low carbon transport future through High Speed 2. We operate across all stages of the project lifecycle, with our Engineering Services team supporting clients through the development and design phase of infrastructure projects to foster the right solutions. Sustainability is at the heart of our approach and we are committed to respecting and protecting the environment in everything that we do. Taking the time to understand and make a positive difference to each community that we work within is an integral part of our work to ensure that our projects leave a lasting legacy. Taylor Woodrow is committed to creating a working environment that is inclusive and diverse. The position is available for one of our projects: HS2 Old Oak Common Station. The contract to manage the construction and delivery of the new c. £1 billion HS2 Old Oak Common station has been awarded to VINCI in joint venture with Balfour Beatty and SYSTRA. At a depth of 20 metres and nearly 1 kilometre long, the new structure will be the largest underground rail station ever built in the United Kingdom. On completion, it will become the UK's best-connected station, providing direct services to three major airports, eight of Britain's ten largest cities and forming part of one of Britain's largest regeneration projects which will help create up to 65,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes in West London while also dramatically increasing rail capacity across the UK. The Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture draws on the strength of both Taylor Woodrow and VINCI Construction Grands Projets from the VINCI family and will act as HS2's Construction Partner, responsible for the final design, construction and commissioning of this major complex station in North West London. At construction peak the project will employ a direct management team of 140 and a wider workforce of approximately 2,500. The Old Oak Common project will be a showcase for railway design in the UK and lead the way in the future of infrastructure.




HS2 Old Oak Common Station Project

Old Oak Common Lane

NW10 6DZ

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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

Chartered surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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

Short List of CVs and interview at the project office

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024