Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeship - Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Why a Graduate Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying at Morgan Sindall Construction?

At Morgan Sindall Construction we encourage diversity of people and thought, and we embrace peoples’ differences.

Everyone is unique and we value the different ideas, experiences, and perspectives that each individual brings to their work, their team and the wider business.

Apprentices! Graduates! Fancy a career in Construction? Specifically Morgan Sindall Construction?

Morgan Sindall Construction graduates and apprentices share their experience of their relevant schemes and how they're finding their training so far.

We are committed to ensuring we create the very best place to work in the industry, and an environment where every person feels included and is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We actively promote an inclusive culture where you can be yourself at work. It’s this approach we believe brings out the best in everyone and creates a fun, dynamic, innovative and rewarding environment.

We are a Real Living Wage Employer and an Investors in People – Platinum company. Why? We believe talented people are key to our success. You’ll work with our teams as an ambassador to promote and influence future generations to our thriving industry and have access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities on what YOU want, after all it is your future with us.  

What will I be doing as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor?

Our Early Careers Development Programme can vary, depending on what step you join us at! You can take our undergraduate route or start out via our CITB or local college 2-4 year HNC and SVQ path.

We can fully support you from the beginning and you’ll be starting out in a 4-year undergraduate programme or if you have already commenced surveying studies and have achieved HNC/HND level; we can support your application to get you started a bit further on in your learning journey at 2nd or 3rd year at undergraduate level! The undergraduate programme this year would be supported by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Alternatively, we can look to start your journey at the HNC and SVQ level and progress to the graduate apprenticeship route upon completion in support with CITB.

Not only will be support you to obtain a professional qualification, but you will gain first class on-the-job experience in your role fully supported by line management and the wider network of skilled colleagues in the business. The Early Careers Development Programme allows you to start your career and get paid as you learn!

A day as a Trainee QS can look like:

  • Applying best practice to our commercial processes to help maximise returns in terms of profit.
  • Using your keen eye to identify and drive out any redundant costs
  • Supporting with the preparation and closure on monthly invoices looking at variations, claims, and any disputes.
  • Learning how to conduct project financial forecasts
  • Becoming the go-to-person for our and wider contractual, commercial, regulatory procedures

What we can give you!

Depending on your starting point, your salary will vary in line with the knowledge you bring and starting at £21,255.00. A benefit of our Early Careers Development Programme is continuous recognition over the 2-4 years with salary progression of up to a maximum 5% every 6 months.

You may also benefit from a Company Car or Car Allowance reflecting Morgan Sindall Benefit Grade subject to the level you join us at.

If you don’t qualify for this benefit, we will give you an annual travel allowance of £1,500.00 a year to help you with travel costs as well as Individual Private Health Care Cover with Life Assurance up to 4 times your basic salary.

To add to our amazing package, upon completion of a recognised academic or professional qualification/membership, you may be entitled to a monetary award from £500 - £1000, dependant on the qualification achieved.

This includes full membership to a technical institution or completion of a degree or apprenticeship in your relevant discipline.

You will also have access to our wider benefits like our Mental Wellbeing and Employee Support, People Portal for high street discounts, Holiday plus scheme, Long Service Awards, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 30 days after 8 years services, Sharesave Plan, Incentive Scheme, Pension Scheme, Enhanced Family Leave, Flexible Working and more.

How we will support and help grow your career.

Your development is important to us. So right from the very start, you will be supported by a number of experienced and professional colleagues providing you with the experience and exposure to develop and achieve the professional qualification which is right for your chosen career path.

We want you to be YOU. We encourage innovation. We encourage challenging the status quo. Just because something may be challenging, doesn’t make it impossible. Bring your ideas and forge your own future with us.

What you will need.

You’ll need a minimum four Scottish Highers qualifications or equivalent which should include English and Maths along with National 5 qualifications (Intermediate 2) at Level 3 or equivalent to enter in Year 1.

If you have a college HNC B awarded in a graded unit in a relevant subject area, we can support your entrance in Year 2!

For those further on in their studies and have a HND A or BB in a quantity surveying or equivalent subject area, we could look at your application for Year 3!

Starting via our CITB or local college route means entry can include a different combination of relevant National Qualifications, vocational qualifications and equivalent qualifications and experience. We can help you choose the right path for you!

In addition to formal learning, you will be able to

  • Help us promote our thriving industry with your enthusiasm!
  • Eagerness to develop with an ability to travel to our sites where your on-the-job learning will be!
  • Become the key link between design and contractors on our projects, provide key commercial advice on costs and contracts.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,255 + benefits
  • Motherwell (South East of Glasgow)
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