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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Reference number: SW-011666
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: ISG
  • Location: Multiple Sites over duration of apprenticeship via Aldgate office.

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What is a Quantity Surveyor?

You will spend most of your time working on site assisting with the implementation of all commercial aspects of the project. Through working closely with Surveyors and the site delivery team, you will continue to learn and develop your understanding of all aspects of a project through day-to-day involvement


An insight into the role:

Your role will be to assist with the management of procurement, financial and legal aspects of a construction project, successfully transferring risk from main contract to subcontract and ensuring optimum margin is ascertained and maintained throughout the build.

Over the course of the programme, you will be given more and more responsibilities eventually having responsibility for individuals sections or packages  . Your programme will include:

Raising of sub-contracts, payment certificates and collateral warranties.

Approving invoices and assisting with interim payment assessment.

Data analysis (daily dairies, signing in records, PPE logging).

Managing plant and labour budgets against forecasted costs

Develop relationships with customers, consultants, and subcontractors to continuously improve the customer experience and support future repeat and negotiated business.

Support with product selection, specifications and assist with value engineering exercises.

Develop initial project budget and agree detailed cost plan with the Project Surveyor for agreement with the external professional team.

Assist in managing all cost control aspects of the project(s), ensuring the use of appropriate cost, reporting systems.

Advising clients on procurement routes available.

Prepare and monitor Bid Package Tender Schedule

Attend meetings with the design team and with works contractors

Involvement with assessment of subcontract valuations and payment of supply chain

Assist with instructing accounts to invoice clients and pay subcontractors and suppliers

Support with project close out financial account and retention releases

Assist with preparation of monthly Cost & Value Reconciliation (CVR)

Gain a full understanding of contractual conditions and ISG contractual liabilities.

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The Apprentice Programme

Our five-year apprenticeship programme provides exposure to all aspects of the business and gives you the opportunity to join one of our core disciplines. You can look forward to a balance of hands-on experiences and academic learning.


The programme will see you rotating through different departments so you can get a solid feel for how your specialism fits within a typical project lifecycle.

We’ll sponsor you to complete a relevant degree and you’ll have access to ongoing training and development to help reach your career ambitions.

As a business we’re incredibly collaborative and our apprentices are important members of the team.

You’ll be encouraged to share your ideas and to challenge the norm – if you think there’s a better way of doing things, we’ll be all ears.

Everyone here has a part to play in creating the best possible outcomes for our business, our people, and our customers.


This is an environment where you’ll be free to communicate and collaborate. To be open and honest. To take on growing responsibility. And to build something special.


Why join ISG

ISG is a forward-thinking Construction company with a focus on doing the right thing first for customers, employees, the planet, and society. You can be part of a global and world class organisation employing some of the very best quantity surveyors in the industry. With the technology, resources, and expertise to progress a highly successful career in Quantity Surveying. You will also receive training throughout your career to ensure you continue to develop and grow.


Candidate Profile and entry criteria

You will have at least 104 UCAS points from you’re a-Levels or a relevant BTEC ideally including a maths or science subject or a construction related Level 3 BTEC Diploma with scope to learn and grow throughout the duration of the five-year programme, recognising that this time is used to make you an expert in your field to flourish and progress your career further once promoted off the scheme.


Essential skills

Attention to detail

Maths skills

Good understanding of MS Excel, Word and being able to learn new software

Analytical skills

Able to converse with a wide range of stakeholders (sub-contractors, suppliers, consultants, and clients)



Personal attributes

Ability to work as part of a team

Confidence in interacting with a range of stakeholders

Desire to learn new processes and procedures

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all levels

Ability to be self-starting and independent as well as self-motivated

Approachable, positive, flexible, adaptable and friendly team member

Ability to travel when required



Competitive salary

Competitive Family Friendly Policies

Private medical cover

Pension matching scheme

Discount on selected retailers and gyms

Voluntary benefits such as cycle to work


If you meet the criteria and wish to apply, please email for further information.

Date posted: 08/11/2022

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