Wanted: Apprentice Estimator


Kidlington, OX5 1HR

Closes tomorrow (Friday 19 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


We’re looking for someone to join us as an Apprentice Estimator in Aug/Sept 2024 What’s in it for you? • A competitive starting salary of £24–25,000 pa • Hands-on experience from day one, working alongside our industry experts • We’ve been building in Oxfordshire and training new generations of construction professionals for over 150 years

Annual wage
£24,000 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Construction quantity surveying technician (level 4)
Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5.00pm, with an hour for lunch.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 27 August


3 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will attend University one day a week, working towards a CertHE in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (Level 4).

Where you’ll work

Thomas House

Langford Locks




An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Construction quantity surveying technician (level 4)

Equal to higher national certificate (HNC)

Course contents
  • Health and Safety: Apply health and safety issues to all activities.
  • Sustainability: Demonstrate application of the principles of sustainability.
  • Construction Technology: Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects
  • Contracts: Be able to apply different types of contracts to different situations.
  • Procurement: Assist in the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project.
  • Cost control: Assist in the measurement and costing of construction works during a project.
  • Financial reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecasts for a construction project.
  • Administration: Assist in the collection, collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • any subjects (grade BCC)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Logical

    About this company

    Established in 1868, Kingerlee has been providing high quality buildings in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties for five generations. We are a family firm with great values and a forward-thinking, energetic approach. We have a passion for construction and thrive on high quality, challenging projects. Our experience is wide-ranging and includes independent schools, luxury bespoke private homes, university and college projects, hotels & leisure schemes. We believe that we have an enviable track record in new build, conversion, and restoration projects, large and small. We operate in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. Supported by an established supply chain and our experienced work force, we have the skills to undertake all types of building projects up to £35 million. Our people are everything to us and we are committed to the ongoing development of our team to enhance and further their technical knowledge, skills and personal development. Construction is a fantastic, rewarding career; it provides wonderful job satisfaction where you can be a part of the creation of something tangible. Construction continues to be one of the UKs most successful industries and is integral to the UK economy.

    http://www.kingerlee.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Succesful apprentices may progress to an Assistant Estimator role, followed by Estimator and Senior Estimator. 

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260282.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Friday 19 July at 11:59pm)

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