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Surveying Placement Schemes 2022

Nationwide. Multiple vacancies.

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Making big things happen

On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in our industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

We are Atkins

With us, there's always something interesting for you to get involved in.

With Faithful+Gould, you'll be in great company.

Your role

Join the team that delivers project and programme management consultancy across the world. We build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our cutting-edge independent advice and guidance enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes. You could work on large prestigious infrastructure projects with clients including Transport for London, Gatwick Airport and Thames Water, or focus on public building projects ranging from a primary school extension to a medieval fortress. We'll trust you to own your projects while supporting you to develop your skills and confidence.

We strive to build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality.  Our core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin our service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, we maximise efficiencies for our clients to save time and money. Our cutting-edge independent advice and guidance enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes. 

Where you could work

Within Faithful+Gould there are two core surveying teams you can join; Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying, please read on for more details:

Quantity Surveying

  • Industrial placement locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London
  • Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.2 Bachelor’s degree or above in Quantity Surveying or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate commercial or technical acumen.

You can either join us as Quantity Surveyor in our Infrastructure team or our Property teams. Both industries provide focus on adding value to our clients’ construction journey through expert cost advice and construction technical knowledge. More detail on these teams:

Infrastructure Team (Quantity Surveying)

Our Quantity Surveyor Infrastructure team, enables you to work on some of the most prestigious and technically challenging Civil Engineering projects in the UK, influencing the way we live and shape the Built Environment. Our highly regarded Infrastructure team has a significant client base across multiple sectors, working for clients such as Transport for London, Network Rail, Highways England, EDF Energy, Thame Water and Gatwick Airport to name just a few.

As a Quantity Surveying placement student in Infrastructure you’ll be involved with a vast array of projects ranging between £1m - £100m+.  This will involve spending time in the office or out on the client’s site, ensuring that client projects are delivered on time, budget and to the specification. Tasks can range from providing clients with strategic cost advice at project conception, to guiding clients through procurement routes and administering contracts of major value on their behalf. 

At F+G, you’ll join a highly motivated, knowledgeable and dynamic team that will ensure that you receive the right training and development opportunities to open doors for your future career.

Please indicate in your application if you are interested in the Infrastructure team.

Commercial Property Team (Quantity Surveying)

If you join one of our Quantity Surveyor Property teams you will enjoy exposure on a wide variety of schemes, in all sectors, including new university campuses, commercial office developments, refurbishment of listed buildings and museums, large residential scheme, theme parks, the list is endless!  You’ll learn about guiding design teams, ensuring projects are designed within our clients’ budget and you could work with contractors, on site, managing construction costs for our clients. 

You’ll be developing your communication and problem-solving skills as well as honing your mathematical ability and business acumen.  You’ll be given the opportunity to grow, with a wide variety of projects to work on with an experienced, high performing qualified team to learn from.

Please indicate in your application if you are interested in the Commercial Property team.

Building Surveying

  • Industrial placement locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Epsom (Surrey), Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton, Swansea, Tunbridge Wells, Warrington
  • Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.2 Bachelor’s degree or above in Building Surveying or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate commercial or technical acumen.

As a building surveyor, you need to enjoy being out of the office. The nature of our projects and the work we do is hands on, you’re likely to be liaising directly with the client and project team as well as members of the public on a frequent basis. Time spent back in the office won’t be dull, for one thing there will always be a new project to work on, our teams are growing and our project variety with it! Our building surveyors manage several projects at any one time, in a variety of different sectors ranging from a local primary school extension, to a medieval fortress, to a prison building to a recording studio – pretty much anything property related across the public and private sector. Our services include party wall, dilapidations, technical due diligence, surveys, landlord and tenant relations and compliance. 

Our scope is unlimited, as is our potential. We’re one of the leading providers of building surveying services within the UK, our national team will support you throughout your placement and beyond. If you’re looking for a varied project portfolio, which frequently takes you out of the office and enjoy being part of a large, social team then this is the discipline for you.

What you’ll need

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation (RICS)
  • An ability to adapt to the changing world of work, embracing new technology and agile ways of working
  • The desire to develop relationship building skills which you’ll use with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team

About you

We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength. Different views and opinions enhance our ability to provide value-added performance and better services for our clients.  That’s why we believe different, makes a difference. Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring.

Our placement scheme has been designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to work with us and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development within your chosen role, you’ll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. Whichever path you take, your future starts here.

Meeting your needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being to include:

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices

In addition to the above, our top performing placement students (who’ve completed at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 3rd, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Multiple UK Locations

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  • Quantity Surveying

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