Degree Apprenticeship

Quantity Surveying Graduate/Degree Apprenticeship

BSc (Hons) Construction and Built Environment

Our Business

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and world leader in wind energy. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. We’re proud to say we produce 100% green electricity and are well on our way to our ultimate journey to Net Zero.

From the big to the small, that’s ScottishPower

At ScottishPower, we think less about what energy is and more about what it can do for you in the real world. Because our responsibility is to you the customer. From the big to the small.

We're investing over £1.4 billion in the UK - every year - for the next 5 years. Working on cutting edge innovation projects, we’re creating a smarter, cleaner and more efficient network, as well as building and maintaining wind-farms, as we work towards Net Zero. And, with contributions of £40m to charitable causes during the last 5 years, we’re investing in our communities as well to create a better future, quicker, for everyone.

SP Energy Networks

Our energy landscape is going through a time of profound change. A challenge touching every part of our society, we need to eradicate carbon emissions to halt the effects of climate change. We need to change how we live our lives and replace the use of fossil fuels for transport and heat.

Electricity will be at the heart of the solution, through electric vehicles and heat pumps. And with more renewables generation and other technologies connected to the electricity grid than ever before, it’s our role to make sure we create a more efficient, cleaner, greener network to accommodate this increase in demand.

Within SP Energy Networks, we are focusing on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. With distribution networks designed for predictable, stable demand, it’s vital we upgrade our network to create the flexibility required to cope with the extensive changes to electricity demand, generation, and consumer behaviour.

Through technology and innovation, we will enable a consumer-led revolution in the use and operation of our system. It will undergo the biggest changes to its design and operation for over half a century; and you can be part of it.

We know people are central to building a better future, quicker, and we need talented, hardworking and flexible people to join us.

What will you be doing?

The Quantity Surveying (QS) Team is responsible for delivering commercial support, expertise and knowledge from Contract Award stage through to the conclusion of the Final Account for a portfolio of Transmission network engineering and construction projects.

We’re involved in a variety of exciting projects such as Beauly Denny, the longest transmission line to be built in the UK and one which crosses the highest and most inaccessible terrain in Great Britain.

As a QS Graduate Apprentice, you’ll be a key member of the team, playing a vital role assisting in the delivery of fundamental QS activities that will support your studies and develop your experience. You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in multiple tasks such as assessing monthly contractor measures (payment applications), commercial evaluations of project variations and contact and tender reviews.

You’ll enhance your stakeholder engagement skills during commercial meetings with a wide variety of stakeholders. Whatever you’re doing, you’ll be helping us build a more resilient and sustainable network for our customers, communities and stakeholders. 

Throughout your course you’ll see how your studies relate to significant project milestones, building the foundations of your career as a QS. And at the end of the programme, you’ll be ready to become a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, with a starting salary of £36,648.

Who are we looking for?

YOU! We want you. We want people with talent and ambition, a desire to learn, who embrace innovative ideas and challenge others to think differently. Above all, you must share our passion for excellence to deliver for our customers; and you must be excited to help us generate the change needed to deliver a better future, quicker. Because nothing matters more.

We’re looking for someone who wants to do a BSc (Hons) Graduate Apprenticeship Construction and Built Environment (Quantity Surveying) (opens in a new window) at Glasgow Caledonian University and will work in our Cambuslang office. You’ll need four Highers at grades A-C (or equivalent), with two of those at a minimum of a B.

You’ll also need to have National 5 (or equivalent) in English and Maths. You’ll also need a driving licence as you’ll need to get to different sites both during and after your training period.

What do we offer?

Our Graduate Apprenticeship programme lets you work towards a degree while enriching your education with invaluable industry experience. You’ll stand out from your peers and you’ll be able to apply your work experience to your learning, helping you understand how key theories apply to the real world.

Like a traditional undergraduate degree, you’ll study a variety of relevant subjects and achieve the equivalent level of qualification over a four-year period. But instead of only classroom learning, you’ll blend academic study and work experience for your training and assessment. And the best part is, you get paid a full-time salary at the same time!

While you complete your degree, you’ll be on a full-time contract and will have the opportunity of a permanent role following graduation. Typically, you’ll be at Uni one day per week, with the other four spent in the workplace, though the balance may change as you progress through your degree.

This programme is a three-way partnership between you, SP Energy Networks and the university; we’ll work together to get the best out of you, ensuring the best possible start to your career.

As a Graduate Apprentice/Degree Apprentice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Starting salary of £18,500
  • A generous pension scheme where we’ll double match your contributions up to 10%;
  • A broad range of flexible benefits including share incentive plans, employee discounts, charity matched funding and many, many more.

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Opportunity Overview

  • March 20th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £18,500 + benefits
  • Cambuslang (Glasgow)
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