Level 4 Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Portsmouth) CoTrain

This apprenticeship is a springboard to anyone wishing to progress into Construction Quantity Surveying. Assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects, and control of costs during a construction project.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,979.20 to £23,200.32

    Help with the cost of travel to and from work and college will be supported financially which can be claimed back weekly via our expenses process

    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

    This is a Monday to Friday (8am - 5pm) working week with one day being spent at college to gain the qualifications for this apprenticeship. Some tasks may require additional hours but this will always be confirmed beforehand with the apprentice.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • This apprenticeship is based on the Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying TechnicianApprenticeship.
  • Good knowledge of Mathematics and Excel Spreadsheets is essential

The main duties and tasks of a Quantity Surveying Technician are:

  • Assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects
  • Control of costs during a construction project
  • Selection and management of specialist contractors
  • To contribute to the mitigation of disputes using accurate records
  • Recording, control and reporting of income and expenditure on a construction project
  • Valuation of progress on construction projects
  • To assist senior managers with the legal and contractual issues on a construction project

The training you will be getting

  • This apprenticeship is titled "Construction quantity surveying technician" at level at 4 which is equivalent to a HNC
  • Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment
  • You will attend once a week. 4 days a week you will be working on site working alongside the qualified quantity surveyors

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Typically you would advance onto a 3 year program of training to complete a level 5 & 6 qualification. Level 6 being a degree level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and three other subjects (Grade All at C or 4 and above.) Essential

Things to consider

Driving license is essential for this role as applicants will be required to work over a number of sites .

About the employer

CoTrain is a program under SECBE . As a shared apprenticeship scheme and a Flexible Job Apprenticeship Agency partly funded by CITB to provide a route into industry for anyone wishing to complete an apprenticeship. We employ and mentor the apprentice and place them with our construction partners and colleges to gain the correct experience & skills to complete their qualifications.







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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

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

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