Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

John Sisk & Son Ltd

As a Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, working in either our office or site locations, you will gain valuable experience and build your career working as part of our Quantity Surveying team in successfully delivering our projects to ensure that they are financially viable for both John Sisk & Son and its clients.

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Annual wage

£17,000.00 - £19,000.00

Total hours per week

40 hours

Expected duration

57 months

Possible start date

01 Jul 2019


You will follow a training programme as part of our RICS-accredited Degree Apprenticeship, geared towards you achieving Chartered Surveyor status with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Assessment of Professional Competence process for MRICS is included in the final assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters MRICS and the status of Chartered Surveyor.

As a Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, working in either our office or site locations, you will you will gain valuable experience working as part of our Quantity Surveying team in successfully delivering our projects to ensure that they are financially viable for both John Sisk & Son and its Clients. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing an understanding of the procurement process to realise best value whilst maintain quality and safety standards
  • Develop relationships with supply chain partners and Clients
  • Assisting the project teams with measurement, take offs and valuations
  • Assist the project team with the preparation of payment notices, final accounts and interim external valuations
  • Assisting the project teams with the management of costs through the construction phase of the project
  • Valuing the cost of any variations during the construction phase
  • Assist the project team in the efficient management of site records as well as assisting with the collation and preparation of records
  • Develop an awareness of John Sisk & Son commercial processes and understand how these can be used to assist you in your day to day role
  • Develop an awareness of monthly cost and value reconciliation reports and understand how these are used in the reporting cycle of our projects

Typically, as an apprentice you will work 5 days per week with 4 days in the workplace and 1 day allocated to study time.

Working week

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

40 hour per week

Date posted

16 May 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Degree Level Apprenticeship


2 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Have strong numerical skills
  • Have the ability to work proactively as part of a team
  • Have the ability to plan and prioritise
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Be eager to learn
  • Be a self-starter
  • Have good communication skills – verbal and written
  • A passion for a career in the construction industry

Whilst we will be able to develop you personally and professionally throughout your career with John Sisk & Son, what we cannot develop is your passion for the industry and profession, which is why we are looking for enthusiastic and proactive individuals.


For standard entry applicants, must have obtained 96 UCAS tariff points (2018 Tariff) or 230 UCAS tariff points (2017 Tariff) or have an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS Tariff.


Have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification.


Have a current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS)


Have GCSE Grade C or above in English and mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

*Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees.

Personal Qualities

You will have well developed interpersonal skills including effective organisational skills and be motivated to manage and drive your own development, as well as having the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Future Prospects

Gain Chartered Surveyor Status.

About the employer

Founded in 1859, we are an International Construction Company who place a strong emphasis on performance, quality, teamwork and a practical management approach to ensure client satisfaction. Family ownership for five generations has set the cultural tone for John Sisk & Son. We have been Building Excellence for over 150 years by building trust, certainty and value for our clients.

Our vision is to dedicate ourselves to Building Excellence, delivering projects of constantly high quality which exceed our client’s expectations. Our people are at the heart of our success. We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for talented individuals to help us reach our plans. We are a fast paced, fun and collaborative organisation, with sites and offices across the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.


John Sisk & Son Ltd


Lingley Green Avenue

Training provider

Chartered surveyor degree standard

You will be given training so that you have a basic working knowledge of the Coins cost control system and will also be trained to use the internal reporting systems.

Off-the-job training will be provided by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). You will achieve a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying. Rather than attending formal lectures or classes, you’ll study using UCEM’s state-of-the-art online learning environment and digital library, supported with guidance from highly experienced tutors.

Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor.

Training framework

Chartered surveyor

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT


Apprenticeships Team


Application instructions

Application closing date: 03 Jun 2019

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