Quantity Surveying Apprentice - Reading THAMES WATER UTILITIES LIMITED

You will be working alongside highly experienced chartered quantity surveyors, you’ll receive a strong grounding in all the technical competencies required to progress through a career as a quantity surveyor.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution. Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor you will be attending construction sites to carry out physical measurement of work done under supervision by your mentor as well as many other accountabilities listed below.

  • Building up estimates of the cost of construction based on the information gathered from attendance of site visits.
  • Carrying out desktop quality assurance audits of work done.
  • Assisting the Quantity Surveyor in producing contractual documents such as payment notices and change control.
  • Assisting the Quantity Surveyor verifying applications for payments.
  • Using systems knowledge to generate regular financial reports.

The training you will be getting

It’s a chance to work towards a degree while gaining practical experience. You’ll complete your degree with the University College of Estate Management (UCEM) this will be delivered virtually via weekly online workshops over the course of your apprenticeship.  

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will have achieved:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc/BSc(Honours)
  • Completion of the Chartered surveyor (degree) Apprenticeship Standard
  • MRICS (awarded upon completion of APC) 


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Positive attitude, Inquisitive nature, Eye for detail


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent n/a (Grade C) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Built Environment (Grade Level 3) Desired

Things to consider

96 UCAS points required

About the employer

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.




Clearwater Court

Vastern Road





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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

Complete online application form and attach up to date CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024