Degree Apprenticeship

2022 Professional Degree Apprenticeship - Quantity Surveying

We're looking for bright and motivated school leavers who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.  

Laing O'Rourke - Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

Role Overview

Assist with the commercial function within a project or office, with the provision of a commercial, contractual, and financial management service.

Whilst under supervision; to ensure project profit objectives and targets are met and cash and margins are managed to maximise performance, all in a manner consistent with the Group processes.

Key Deliverables and Accountabilities

  • Assist with the commercial function within project or office
  • Implementation of company commercial practices
  • Understand the basic commercial principles of the function
  • Assist with the management and reporting of monthly costs
  • Assist with the preparation and management of simple subcontracts
  • Preparation and filing of records
  • Assist with preparation of interim applications and final accounts from first principles
  • Assist with valuing and pricing variations
  • Communicating clearly and confidently to a professional standard
  • Keep your manager fully advised of any issue/risk which has arisen or might arise, and which could affect the business/project

Technical Capabilities


  • Front End skills
  • Cash Management and optimisation
  • Risk Management
  • Project financial control, reporting and data management
  • Change management
  • Construction technology and environmental services
  • Contract procedures
  • Quantification and costing of construction works
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Related Capabilities
  • Project Management - HSE - DfMA- Digital Engineering - Client & Stakeholder Management - People Management


London, Liverpool and Manchester

Apprenticeship Level and Standard 

Chartered Surveyor Level 6 (degree) 

Apprenticeship Provider   

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with trusted and approved training providers London South Bank University and Salford University for our apprenticeship delivery. Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.

Entry Grades  

  • 5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths, English and Science 
  • 3 A-levels or BTEC or Equivalent

Entry requirements 

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:  

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit    
  • Entry grades will be listed within each job description and they will differ from role to role   
  • To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent   

The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect? 

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.  

Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey.

During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive salary 
  • Fully paid-for degree apprenticeship
  • Private medical insurance 
  • Pension
  • Company mobile phone and laptop
  • Doctor@Hand, a 24hr virtual GP service
  • Employee discounts, via Reward Gateway 
  • Discounted Pure Gym membership 
  • 33 days' paid holiday during each holiday year
  • Employee Assistance Programme – wellbeing, mental, financial and work advice 

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Opportunity Overview

  • February 25th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • London, Manchester and Liverpool
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