Building Services Quantity Surveyor Apprentice MAINTENANCE AND CONTRACTING SERVICES LTD

In our Quantity Surveyor (QS) apprenticeship, you'll learn all about managing costs and budgeting for construction projects. You'll dive into understanding project drawings, measuring things accurately, and figuring out costs and budgets.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8am-5pm 1 hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    32 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In our Quantity Surveyor (QS) apprenticeship, you'll learn all about managing costs and budgeting for construction projects. You'll dive into understanding project drawings, measuring things accurately, and figuring out costs and budgets.

This isn't just classroom stuff – we'll show you how contracts work, and you'll get to keep an eye on how much projects cost and even visit the construction sites.

We really care about you learning continuously and being ready for anything, so we'll teach you how to spot potential problems and work well with different teams. It's not just about the technical stuff; we'll help you communicate better too.

If you're looking for a hands-on learning experience, a chance to understand risks, and to be ready for a new career in quantity surveying, apply now to get started on an exciting journey with us!

At MCS Ltd, we are looking to take on a Building Services Quantity Surveying Apprentice based in our office in Yate.


Although you will be undertaking the building services technician course, your day to day role will be within the team of quantity surveyors who look after the commercial aspect of the business.


As an apprentice, your day-to-day tasks will vary, as we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you. Below are a list of activities you will be asked to undertake:

  • Review and organise project documents.
  • Assist in measuring quantities from drawings.
  • Contribute to cost estimation and budgeting.
  • Support in the tendering process and bid analysis.
  • Monitor and report on project costs and variations.
  • Assist in contract administration
  • Conduct site visits and collaborate with on-site teams.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and regulations.
  • Use software for reporting.
  • Collaborate with team members.
  • Document variations to project scope.
  • Seek continuous learning and professional development.

Due to the nature of the role apprentices will need to drive.

The training you will be getting

Buliding Services Engineering Technician Level 3, which includes at least one of the following qualifications;

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Building Services Engineering
  • EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

Engineering Council for Engineering Technician (EngTech)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once your apprenticeship has been completed you will have the opportunity to work within any of the departments you worked alongside as well as having the ability to undertake further training within with organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Ability to get to the office and must be able to drive. Some overnight stays and travel will be required to London - Travel costs, accommodation and food will be provided where needed by the company

About the employer

MCS is an independently owned Building Services provider who specialise in the design, installation & delivery of building services solutions, covering all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering installations. Our unique culture is part of our DNA and it’s a underpaying factor in our success. We offer a service which is innovative and client focused, we collaborate with our customers and supply chain partners.







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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


Laura Joy


Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering technician 2022

Level 3 (A level)

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

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