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Quantity Surveying Apprentice
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/177985
  • Published: Fri 07/01/2022, 12:44 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 19/01/2022, 12:44 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Quantity Surveying Apprentice

Team: Capital Construction Service (Assets)

Job Family: Supporting - CBG4

Salary: £18,562 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Working from home and Priory House, Shefford

Contract Type: Fixed term (36 months)
Closing Date: 19th January 2022

Interview Date: 25th January 2022


More about the role: 

The Capital Construction Service has been established to bring under one remit all of the Council’s major construction activities including residential, commercial, health and social care, leisure and educational buildings. Staff in the service work on an exceptional variety of construction projects within Central Bedfordshire. Projects can include extending or modifying existing properties as well as constructing new ones and will range in value up to £45M with no two jobs the same.


We have an exciting opportunity for a budding Quantity Surveyor through an apprenticeship in which you will undertake formal learning alongside on-the-job training and support to complete the Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician apprenticeship. Employed for the duration of the apprenticeship, which will take approximately 36 months to complete, you will be guided by the QS team and wider Capital Construction Service throughout your learning journey whilst you provide support for the delivery of a portfolio of high-profile capital projects.


Working within the QS team you will support the Senior Quantity Surveyors in providing contract and procurement strategy advice to ensure the most appropriate approach is used for each project, then be part of the procurement process by preparing or reviewing tender documentation, evaluating tender submissions and making recommendations for contract award. You will also provide support to prepare cost estimates, cost plans and cash flow profiles for projects, by working out quantities and costs of materials, time and labour using BCIS indices and pricing books. Through the apprenticeship you will develop and maintain a good standard of knowledge on construction methods and materials in order to propose cost effective solutions to clients, undertake value engineering exercises to reduce the cost of projects, and identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks. Working across a wide range of projects you will monitor project spend and measure and value contractor’s works on site to ensure correct payments are made, assess Consultants’ and other invoices on a regular basis, and update the costing system to ensure that prompt payments are made. You will also assist in evaluation Contractors' claims for variations, extensions of time and loss & expense in order to agree the Final Account for each project.


What we can offer you -

  • Once you have joined us you will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, for more details on the scheme click here
  • You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 24 days + 8 statutory holidays which increases with length of service, rising to 29 after 5 years of service and 31 after 10 years. In addition there is an option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave per year. 
  • Agile working is promoted and we recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. 
  • Through an experienced company the Employee Assistance Programme offers support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues, this is available via the telephone and online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


To find out more about working at Central Bedfordshire Council click here.


 Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.


 To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer to the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Quantity Surveying Apprentice


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Vince Jenner at  or call 0300 300 6713. 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The recruitment team at or call 0300 300 800. 


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer and we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.