Bellway Homes
graduate scheme
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Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Job description

At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success, and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that values and respects difference combined with creating a safe and inclusive working environment for all colleagues. This means we are positive about making adjustments as well as providing flexible working and we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you.

Following many years of successful programmes, we are delighted to be recruiting for the next cohort of our Graduate Programme ‘Great Careers built with us’ starting in September 2024.

As a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, you will work as part of the Commercial Department who are involved in all build schemes from identifying a piece of land to completion. You will work closely with other departments throughout the process to achieve the desired result. The Commercial team oversee the buying of all materials and subcontracts placed for each site. At all times costs are monitored to ensure that the build is delivered both on time and on budget.

You will be allocated a local buddy to help you settle into your role and a mentor to support your ongoing development.

Upon completion of the programme you will qualify as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, and subject to business need and performance you may have the opportunity to continue your future with Bellway. Career paths for a Graduate Quantity Surveyor may include:

  • Quantity Surveyor/Buyer/Estimator
  • Managing Surveyor/Senior Buyer/Senior Estimator/Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Commercial Manager/Estimating Manager/Procurement Manager

How does the graduate programme work?

The exciting and innovative two-year programme is designed to develop talented individuals who will grow and potentially lead our business in the future.

You will have the opportunity to work across several different business functions to gain a full appreciation of the build life cycle, and understand how Bellway have earned an enviable reputation, built on the foundations of quality, service and trust.

Our successful cohort will attend a residential induction programme where you will be given the opportunity to learn more about the business, the two-year programme and meet the other graduates.

Over the course of the programme, you will attend ‘skills camps’ and work on projects with your fellow graduates that provide ongoing development and support.

Our promise to you

  • You will learn from the best, through invaluable experience
  • You will join a reputable brand at an exciting time of continued growth
  • A fantastic working environment
  • We will develop you and provide ongoing support to be the best you can be

What’s the package?

  • Competitive salary - £28,000-£30,000 dependent on location
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and option to purchase up to five additional days
  • Core/flexible working options depending on role
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • ShareSave scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to BOB – our flexible benefits platform with discounts from over 800 retailers

Graduate Quantity Surveyor – opportunities available at the following Divisions:

  • Durham - Houghton le Spring
  • Eastern Counties - Cambridge
  • East Midlands - Leicester
  • Essex - Ringwood
  • Northern Home Counties - Milton Keynes
  • North London - Ruislip
  • North London - Barking
  • South London - Redhill
  • Thames Valley - Reading
  • West Midlands - Tamworth

What we are looking for

The quality of our developments, the standard of our customer service, the strength of our business strategy and the value we deliver for our stakeholders are all a result of the talented people who, together, make up Bellway.

Because of this we are much more interested in what you could do, than what you have already done.

We are looking for graduates who can demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Demonstrates commercial acumen
  • Ability to make reasoned decisions
  • Ability to work with people at all levels and from all backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and have good time management skills
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion

In addition to this, we are looking for graduates with the following:

  • 2:2 degree (or above) in BSc (Hons) building surveying, BSc (Hons) quantity surveying, BSc (Hons) mathematics or similar
  • Willingness to travel around the UK and stay away from home for short periods of time
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business
  • In order to be considered for this programme you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK

Accepted degree subjects

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • planning and surveying
  • computer sciences and information technology

Additional job details

Milton Keynes
£28,000 - £30,000

Salary is dependent on location

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a large volume of applications are received.

The recruitment process

Online Application: Complete the application form online to submit your details. This will then be screened against our five core competencies listed below, which we feel are essential to effective performance at Bellway.

  • Great Communication
  • Effective Collaboration
  • Always Listening
  • Taking Ownership
  • Flexibility

Video Interview: Successful applicants will be invited to complete a Video Interview. This is a one-way video interview that you can record in your own time.

Assessment Centre: the final stage in the process is a half-day virtual assessment centre where you will complete a presentation, team activity and competency-based interview.

Key Information

  • Your progress throughout your application will be communicated by our early careers recruitment team via email or telephone – please be as responsive as possible.
  • The start date for the programme will be September 2024.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30 April 2024

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Closing date:  30 April 2024

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