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Quantity Surveying earn as you learn student

19-03-2024 03:03
Cairn Homes

Apprenticeship Description

Cairn plc. has a unique opportunity for a high calibre Quantity Surveying Student, to assist in the provision of quantity surveying services for post-contract duties on a fast moving large residential development under construction.

This role reports to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, and is site based. We require a motivated team player who is keen to learn, has a commercial acumen, and enjoys contributing to the successful delivery of projects.

This role will enable the successful student to gain valuable on site work experience 4 days per week, and partake in online / on site college lectures one day per week.

Key responsibilities Typically the candidate will be expected to undertake and assist with the following duties: 

  • Assisting the QS team manage subcontract packages and overseeing payments to subcontractors, suppliers and consultants along with normal QS duties.
  • Assisting the Senior QS to assist with the preparation of monthly internal valuations and monthly cost reports
  • Reporting on budgets and variations.
  • Maintaining subcontractor and supplier contractual details
  • Learn and utilize company systems and dashboards, including costex/cubit.
  • Partake in company culture initiatives, and apprentice forums /events.
  • Tasks will be allocated to reflect increasing levels of development and experience.

The candidate; 

  • Relevant work experience desirable
  • An ability to achieve demanding time and quality targets.
  • Good IT skills with competency using Cubit, Cost-ex or equivalent, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • A willingness to attend training and to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills.
  • To have strong analytical skills and ability to present findings
  • To have good spoken and written communication skills
  •  To be methodical, pay attention to detail and be accurate
  • To be good at working with people at all levels and willing to work in a team.
  • To be self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • To be willing to accept responsibility for completing designated tasks.

What we can offer you 

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Enhanced learning and development opportunities including tutoring support where required
  • Safe pass, manual handling and PPE
  • Opportunity for full time employment outside of term time.


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Leah Ward

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