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Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for this programme, with the last date for applications submitted on Sunday 21st March 2021.

Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprentice Level 6

The Commercial Team at Severn Trent includes around 50 Quanity Surveyors and Cost Specialists. All are RICS qualified Quantity Surveyors. The team support the delivery of our ‘capital programme’. That means we support all stages of projects which incur capital expenditure. This includes the procurement, contract award, contract management, work allocation and managing supplier performance too, as well managing pricing, cost and efficiency.

Locations: Coventry and Derby

Apprenticeship Programme: Chartered Surveyor

Apprenticeship Level: 6 - Degree Apprenticeship

Equivalent to: Full Bachelors degree

Programme Duration: 4 years

As a key member of our Commercial Team, our apprenticeship programme provides a unique development opportunity to work on the Capital Delivery framework, delivering clean water and waste water projects across the Severn Trent network. 

What you'll be doing

The primary objective of the framework is to design and build new infrastructure, repair, maintain or improve existing assets in accordance with Severn Trent’s business outcomes set out by the regulator OFWAT.  You’ll be working closely alongside Project and Commercial Managers to deliver projects efficiently and commercially administer the projects for the full project lifecycle in the most robust manner. 

As part of this role, you’ll be expected to show courage and always look to do the right thing. We know speaking up when things are wrong can be difficult, but at Severn Trent we encourage our apprentices to step out their comfort zone.

Here at Severn Trent we take pride in knowing we come to work each day and help make a difference to our customers, working together with our colleagues to solve problems as soon as we can. Your Apprenticeship will allow you to embrace curiosity and learn new skills as you progress. We are encouraged to find new ways of working, and you’ll be willing to learn new things and embrace the challenges you may face along the way. 

During your apprenticeship you’ll develop knowledge in the following areas:

  • Commercial and financial reporting 
  • Working with surveyors to ensure that contracts are placed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner
  • Administer the contract, supporting the Project Manager in assessing and issuing contractual notifications
  • Supporting the completion of monthly cost and value reports using the appropriate Severn Trent software
  • Assist with preparation, maintenance and agreement of final accounts
  • Assist with control of project documentation
  • Support the team by carrying out variety of tasks to aid with learning development

The starting salary for this programme is £16,807.

 

How we'll support you

Training and Development

Your apprenticeship will allow you to develop the skills and experience that you’ll require to become an expert Quantity Surveyor within our Capital Commercial teams. During this time, you’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training to gain your level 6 degree apprenticeship. 

To help you drive and own your career progression, we’ll provide you with Personal Development Plan. This will be set and agreed with your line manager and reviewed regularly in performance reviews.

This apprenticeship follows the apprenticeship standards set out by the Institute of Apprenticeships.

The skills applicants need

We’re looking for people who’ll demonstrate curiosity, as you grasp and learn things quickly, and are able to learn from their own and others experience, as we deliver the Capital Framework. You’ll be someone who is motivated by a strong desire to succeed and excel, as you support projects throughout the life cycle, taking pride and ownership of appropriate tasks and actions, knowing that what you do, makes a difference to our customers. 

With a variety of projects and experiences during the apprenticeship period, you’ll be someone who enjoys taking an analytical approach to analysing information from various sources, using this knowledge to inform robust solutions and decisions, demonstrating courage to see tasks through in their entirety. In terms of importance, the work we do in Capital Commercial forms a critical part to our future success as an organisation. You’ll be someone who shows care to our colleagues and customers alike, always keeping to your promises and working to make our community a better place.

Wonderful for all

We’re building an inclusive company. We’ve created a culture that encourages all of our people to think of every single day as an opportunity to do something better.

Our most ambitious goals depend on forward-thinking ideas, no matter who they come from. As employers, we welcome people from all walks of life and promote diversity and inclusion