Commercial Apprentice Vistry Group

Exciting opportunity for a Commercial Trainee to join Vistry Group. As a Commercial Trainee you will provide support to the wider Surveying and Estimating team, gaining experience across an array of Commercial activities, practices whilst gaining experience, training and relevant qualifications to further your professional career.

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Closing date: 13 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    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

    Working hours are 9.00am - 5:30pm. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Receive an introduction to the role of Quantity Surveying and Estimating and a general grounding in the construction process through understanding Commercial techniques, an introduction to our standard documents and software and familiarisation with our product and on-site practice through site visits.
  • Liaise with the wider Surveying team to establish requirements for pre-contract expenditure and strategic procurement, assisting the Assistant Quantity Surveyor and Quantity Surveyor where required.
  • Work alongside the wider Surveying and Estimating team to determine allowances in tender sum for specification and employer’s requirements, understanding our processes and procedures.
  • Assist in agreeing the selection of suitable subcontractors for works packages and maintaining and reviewing the approved list of subcontractors in accordance with company procedure.
  • Assist in the preparation of Production Forecast cash flow and monitor client cashflows on a monthly basis where appropriate.
  • Assist with the preparation of tender evaluations (A1 and C6 accounts forms) for approval/signing by the authorised signatory.
  • Assist in the agreement of subcontractor interim and final accounts, including any variations, and working on the preparation of monthly cost to completes and other financial information.
  • Assist in the application of retention releases in accordance with relevant contract retention release clauses.
  • Assist with the processing of subcontractor payments on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in keeping the RAMS schedule updated and issued to all relevant parties.
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager to support the wider team.

The training you will be getting

  • Construction Quantity Surveying Technican Level 4 qualification
  • Online delivery in the workplace. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Sucessful Trainees who pass and complete their apprenticeship and perform well, may progress further into their career at Vistry. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Relevant Subject (Grade Pass) Desired

About the employer

Vistry Group came together at the start of 2020, bringing together the energy, talent and deep-rooted experience of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Partnerships. We are all about people, and it is our people, around 3000 of us, who have created a UK top-five housebuilder, with a five-star rating. We care about the wellbeing of our people and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career.


Vistry Group


Central 40

Lime Tree Way, Crockford Lane, Chineham Business Park, Chineham


RG24 8GU


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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

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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