Degree Apprenticeship

Degree Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Chartered)

Job Introduction

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.  

Tarmac | Early Careers

We are helping to build the future of this country.

Our Degree Apprenticeship Programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional development, with opportunities for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor to join our team at our offices in Birtley, County Durham. The role is commutable from Washington, Chester-le-Street, Concord, Springwell, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland and surrounding areas. 

As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Chartered) you will be bringing life to various projects! You will be in a client facing role, building strong relationships with the customer. The role will involve working both indoors and outdoors, engaging with numerous departments with a wide variety of activities to carry out. 

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 

Main Responsibilities

Activities may include: 

  • Learning about the different business functions and what our contacting business does​. 
  • Reviewing and preparing client accounts​. 
  • Quantifying projects from drawings. ​ 
  • Generating payments and sub-contract purchase orders​. 
  • Understand Tarmac's financial cycle and how and when documents need to be submitted to meet tight deadlines.​ 
  • Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed​!​​ 

While learning in your day-to-day role, you will complete our Professional Quantity Surveying Programme, giving you a good grounding to start an exciting career in our industry. This gives the opportunity to become chartered in your field. ​ 

You will also be enrolled in our business core skills programme, providing further opportunities for personal development, networking and business exposure.​ 

The Ideal Candidate

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success. This following transferable skills and qualifications are beneficial in this role:​

Entry Criteria: 

  • Must be 18 years of age before Sep 2023, PLUS 96 UCAS (A Levels or Equivalent) points AND GCSEs A-C or numbered equivalent (9-4) in both English and Maths  


  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry!​ 
  • Passionate about working safely​. 
  • A team player.​ 
  • Commercial mindset. 
  • Negotiation skills​. 
  • Willing to learn and develop. 

ESSENTIAL – you must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 points as you will have access to a company vehicle for this role in visiting other sites 

Why Tarmac

In addition to the role of National Performance Graduate we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits: 

  • Bonus scheme  
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement  
  • Contributory pension scheme  
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.  
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice  
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents  
  • Training and development opportunities  

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Job ID Number: tarmac/TP/119/3940
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