Trainee Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship BARRETT CORP & HARRINGTON LTD

BCH are an established provider of reinstatement cost assessments. A trainee Quantity Surveyor at BCH will be offered the opportunity to be supported, subject to approval, on an apprenticeship Masters Degree programme in Quantity Surveying with the aim to achieve Chartered Status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    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

    Full Time, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working predominately from the office in Market Bosworth, Warwickshire, attending project meetings and visiting sites as and when required in order to fulfil the duties and expectations of the role are required.  

The role will demand continuous management of procurement in line with the scope of works and construction programme. This will involve the procurement of subcontracts for labour, plant and materials. Analysing tendered and priced costs versus budgets and reporting accordingly.

You will be expected to manage project costs both in terms of actual and forecasted, ensuring that all costs expended and forecast are correctly logged in projects cost/value reconciliation reports to inform appropriate decision making to the relevant stakeholders. 

Where required, contract administration including the formation and agreement of project contracts, setting budgets, estimates and administering the works from commencement through the completion. Within this, variation and change management will be a key focus. 

It is anticipated that take offs, bills of quantities, variation management and cost analysis and procurement will be conducted by BCH to external clients and companies within the Group.  

In addition, the role will require coordination with the Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA) valuation team to ensure live construction information is assimilated into BCH RCA models.  

The training you will be getting

A trainee Quantity Surveyor at BCH will be offered the opportunity to be supported, subject to approval, on an apprenticeship Masters Degree programme in Quantity Surveying with the aim to achieve Chartered Status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 

Education Requirements:

  • Education to GCSE/A 'Level or equivalent. A minimum level of grades A-C or 4-9 for Maths and English.
  • Quantity Surveying qualification to degree level
  • Strong IT skills and a good working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Ability to work using own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Strong organisation and planning skills with the ability to effectively prioritise workload.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills both written and verbal as well as being comfortable communicating at all levels.
  • Always demonstrate a high level of flexibility.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Commitment to achieve MRICS 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will have the qualifications necessary to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. 

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


GCSE or equivalent 4 x GCSEs (Grade 9 to 4 (A*-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade A*-C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Technology (Grade A*-C) Desired

About the employer

Barrett Corp & Harrington Ltd (BCH) is a RICS Regulated Company, providing professional and reliable building insurance rebuilding cost valuations across the UK and Europe. Our services include full RICS Compliant, Reinstatement Cost Assessments (RCAs), desk-based Major Reviews and Revisits following full RCAs and where appropriate, Benchmark e-Valuations requiring no site visit. With our team of around 40 directly employed, experienced Buildings Insurance Surveyors, we strive to offer the most reliable and cost-effective solutions for building insurance valuations, in the flats, commercial and residential markets. Every assessment is as unique as the property assessed and services can be tailored to the requirements of specific insurance policies. We’re an affiliate member of ARMA and the Directors contribute advice to the BCIS (Building Cost Information Service), the RICS Group for the Professional Guidance Note for RCAs (2011 and 2018) on reinstatement cost assessments, together with the BCIS Heritage Data Steering Committee.







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Stacey Marriott

01455 293510

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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

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

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