Trainee Quantity Surveyor

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Contract type

Permanent - Full-time

Want the chance to build a hands-on career, make a difference and work with all kinds of people, whilst gaining a really valued qualification? Ever thought about joining the homebuilding industry? Do you simply fancy earning whilst you’re learning?

We are recruiting for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor as part of our Management Trainee scheme. 

The scheme aims to develop talented individuals to progress to an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and eventually Quantity Surveyor over an average of 3 years.

  • The first year will be spent in the Business Unit to which you have been assigned where you will spend time in every business function learning the building lifecycle
  • You will attend a number of “Skills Camps” with other Management Trainees in your Region which focuses on developing core business and communication skills where you will also meet many of our Senior leaders
  • In your second year, you will start to specialise in Quantity Surveying
  • You will attend college or university to study a level 4 in Construction in the Built Environment for up to 2 years. This is a foundation degree and will enable you to learn the core components of the Construction Industry.
  • On completion of the level 4 qualification, you may have the opportunity to go on to study up to degree level in your chosen specialist role. All fully funded and supported by Taylor Wimpey

You will be assessed over the course of your Management Trainee scheme. Once you are assessed as competent you will be ready to move to an assistant role as and when a role becomes available.

Overnight stays are required occasionally for group training sessions. All expenses will be covered.

The Role:

Commercial Management of Housing Projects

  • Calculate all the costs on developments within the Business
  • Provide a detailed cost budget and share with Site Manager at the appropriate time

Monitor and report costs

  • Monitor and explain Sub Contractor cost movements
  • Undertake valuations of production work completed on site at budgeted cost monthly
  • Forecasting future savings and excesses on current sites through a cost to complete exercise
  • Preparation of Affordable Housing valuations for submission to the employer’s agent


  • Be aware of all Codes of Practice that impact on estimating, i.e. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE etc.
  • Obtain an appropriate Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card
  • Attend Pre- Start, Project Management Improvement Programme and any other relevant meeting input and maintain any computer based databases or systems

The Person:

  • Maths and English GCSE (Grades A*-C or 9-4) preferred
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment OR ‘A’ or (AS) levels e.g. Maths or Science related subject OR a recognised Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3) programme in a related discipline OR 3 year's work experience in a related industry
  • Computer Literacy
  • Full driving licence or working towards a licence and access to a car preferred


Closing Date

Monday 18th March 2019

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.