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Apprentice Project Quantity Surveyor - Hybrid

Employer
L&Q
Location
West Ham Lane, Stratford, London
Salary
£20,821-23,933 per annum (dependent upon apprenticeship level)
Closing date
4 Mar 2024

Job Details

Job title:         Apprentice Project Quantity Surveyor

Contract:        3-year FTC
Hours:            Full time, 35 hours per week
Location:
       West Ham Lane, Stratford, London 

Persona:        Agile (office and home working)
Salary:
           £20,821-23,933 per annum (dependent upon apprenticeship level)

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 4th March 2024 at 11pm

Interviews will be held on: 13th - 15th March 2024

Start date: April 2024

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated.

The L&Q Apprenticeship Programme has been designed to help you get the career you have always wanted. This role provides the opportunity to start a new career path with a valued-led organisation that will support you to learn and develop throughout the programme and beyond.

NB: To qualify for apprenticeship funding, the individual must have a valid and eligible residency status. This usually requires residency in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the apprenticeship.

Overview of the role:

We are looking for a candidate who would like to develop their career in Quantity Surveying.  They will help to be responsible for the financial and contractual administration of projects carried out by L&Q, ensuring that general quantity surveying duties are performed to the highest standard and ensuring full contractual and monetary entitlement in the most advantageous terms L&Q.

The apprenticeship learning will support your development and chosen career path. Whilst undertaking your learning programme, your manager will help guide your development and day-to-day work, a mentor will provide extra support throughout your role, and you'll be working alongside experienced colleagues to learn hands-on, work-based skills.

The Apprentice Project Quantity Surveyor will:

  • Report directly into the Project Quantity Surveyor or Managing Quantity Surveyor and will be responsible for working in conjunction with the team to ensure cost control.
  • Take ownership of projects as required.
  • Management of supply chain to always achieve best value for our customers.
  • Learning and beginning to implement contractor management techniques.
  • Willingness to learn how to measure subcontractor accounts and implementing cost control techniques.

Skills and Experience:

  • Enthusiasm for the role and L&Q.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as being a good team player.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage/prioritise own workload.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to learn and grow with a positive attitude to work
  • Ideally GCSEs in English and Maths, Grade C / Grade 4 or above.
  • We are a multi-site organisation, so some roles may require occasional travel between offices, but expenses will be covered. 

Apprenticeship details:  Level 3 Surveying Technician, Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician or Level 6 Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship – depending on the education level of the successful applicant.

Our benefits package includes:  

·        Agile working 

·        Strong family friendly policies   

·        Committed Learning & Development  

·        Annual leave starting from 26 days rising to 31 PLUS bank holidays 

·        Excellent Pension Scheme – double contribution up to 6%  

·        An Employee Assistance Programme 

·        Great places to work certified 2022  

·        Up to 21 volunteering hours per year

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. Therefore, we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, dis/ability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to address gender and ethnicity first.  As such we are committed to offering an interview to at least one BAME and one female candidate for all senior leadership positions if they fulfil the role criteria.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and a Disability Confident (Committed) employer.

We expect all our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should always be demonstrated when representing L&Q.   More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.

Company

We house around 250,000 people in more than 105,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East – but we’re more than just a registered charitable housing association.

We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We build aspiration, opportunity and confidence for everyone in our communities.

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