Put yourself at the heart of London’s growth.
“The best thing was the ability to gain on-the-job experience and a degree at the same time.
I had the option of going to university full time however when the opportunity was in front of me it was a no-brainer. Avoiding the fees and getting paid – who would turn that down?”
— Luke, Quantity Surveying Apprentice
How long: 2 years
What you’ll need
- A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language or equivalent.
- You’ll also need to be 18 years of age by 1 September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme.
We’re looking for people who are:
- Highly motivated and have a willingness to learn
- Have a creative approach to problem solving
- Enthusiastic and have an inquisitive mind
As a Quantity Surveyor your work is crucial within a project team as one of the biggest challenges our network faces, is upgrading an infrastructure which dates back to 1863 whilst continuing to run an efficient service.
What will I be doing
Some of the placements you could complete are Road Improvements, Procurement, Northern Line Extension and Track Maintenance. You could gain experience in creating and implementing cost plans, procurement and advertising, reviewing and negotiating change via contract admin, forecasting and cash flow management.
Where can this career take me
After this you could progress into an Assistant Commercial Manager role. Or, you could continue your apprenticeship and work toward your Level 6 degree in Quantity Surveying. Either way, this could lead to further career development opportunities such as Commercial Manager or a Senior Commercial Manager.
You will also have the opportunity of receiving an accreditation and becoming a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Applications have closed for this role.
“In addition to completing my degree, I’ve got 5 years of experience and knowledge which sets you ahead of those who have come straight out of university.
Now, I’m a full member of the RICS and am working towards chartership. I also mentor a first year apprentice, it’s great being able to support them this early in their career”