Quantity Surveyor Apprentice SYKES & SON LIMITED

The role will involve carrying out their day-to-day activities including duties such as contract administration, procurement, contract / subcontractor negotiation, cost value reconciliation, agreeing monthly valuations and final accounts. In return, we offer a competitive remuneration package (salary dependent on candidate)

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Salary £20,000 to £25,000 per annum DOE

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    50 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Control and capture costs for live projects
  • Process subcontractor order
  • Carry out valuations of works complete
  • Submit applications for payment
  • Review and approve subcontractor applications for payment & invoices
  • Maintaining accurate cost and value records for the works
  • Assist in managing contract documentation & drawings
  • Conduct effective negotiations with clients and subcontractors
  • Liaise with all stakeholders on construction projects
  • Undertake taking off and measurement
  • Assist in tendering and procurement processes
  • Understand Health & Safety requirements and assist in preparing compliance documents
  • Assist in preparing monthly reports

The training you will be getting

  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying - Degree
  • RICS Chartered Surveyor
  • Kingston Universtiy
  • Sykes & Son Ltd. Office in London
  • Day release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time role as a Quantity Surveyor / Commercial Manager
  • Developing to a Senior Managment role

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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Ms Office, Work under pressure, Work independently


GCSE or equivalent Including Maths & English (Grade A-C / 4-9) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A-Levels including Math’s (Grade BBB) Desired
BTEC or equivalent BTEC National Diploma (Grade BBM) Desired
Other HNC/HND in a Quantity Surveying / Building / Con (Grade Merit / Distinction) Desired

Things to consider

90% office work 10% site based Day release during University Semester

About the employer

Established in 1759, Sykes & Son Limited is the UK’s oldest independent building contractor. Trading for over 265 years, Sykes has evolved from a small specialist contractor – a glazier, plumber, decorator, and small builder – into a medium sized, multi-discipline contractor with an annual turnover of £50m. The company has three main workstreams: Building, Mechanical & Electrical and Maintenance. This diversity of self-delivered services allows us to offer a “one stop shop” solution to our clients. Furthermore, we have the flexibility to carry out minor works through to multi-million-pound projects. We are incredibly proud of the part that we have played in restoring, building, refurbishing, and maintaining our capital’s heritage over the years. From Royal Palaces to world renowned museums, galleries, and universities, we continue to forge long-term working relationships at London’s finest buildings. Whilst our heritage is a source of great pride, Sykes has continued to review working processes to ensure that up to date technology and systems are employed across the business. Our extensive list of long-term blue-chip clients is testimony to the core values that underpin the business – We Build Relationships; We Bring Expertise; We Are Professional; We Always Care To apply please send your CV, not exceeding 150-word cover letter - please ensure all previously grades are included in your CV for consideration to careers@sykes1759.co.uk. The CV must include existing qualifications/grades achieved in each subject.




Sykes House

7d Wakefield Street



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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 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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