Bellway Homes
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Quantity Surveyor - Apprentice

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 Apprenticeship Programme for September 2024 start, with brand new higher-level opportunities available in our Technical and Commercial departments.

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor - opportunities available nationwide with the following Divisions:

  • Eastern Counties - Cambridge
  • Essex - Chelmsford
  • North East - Gateshead
  • Northern Home Counties - Milton Keynes
  • Scotland East - Livingston
  • South London - Redhill
  • South West - Bristol
  • Wales – Cardiff

As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, you will work as part of the Commercial Department. Our Commercial teams have many specialists who make sure that both the workers and suppliers are paid and that everything is constructed to plan and to strict health and safety regulations.

Some key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Assisting with sub-contractor management
  • Assisting with material buying when required
  • Preparing and monitoring site costs
  • Attend and contribute to various meetings
  • Price customer extras and liaise with sales department as necessary

How does the apprenticeship programme work?

Our exciting and innovative Apprenticeship Programmes are designed to attract and develop a diverse range of talented individuals who will contribute to the continued growth and success of our business. You will be studying towards a degree level qualification in Construction Quantity Surveying, delivered by Northumbria University online. Alongside your day to day role, you will be allocated one day per week to attend the online sessions and work on your qualification, attending Northumbria University in person on a block release basis per semester (three times per academic year). All travel and accommodation required will be provided by Bellway.

After two years on programme as an apprentice, you will be an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and on completion of the four-year programme, you will be a qualified Quantity Surveyor. As part of Bellway’s structured pay scale over the duration of the higher-level apprenticeship, you will earn planned salary increments to enhance your earning potential (dependent on individual performance and other contributory factors).

Upon completion of the programme, subject to business need and performance you may have the opportunity to continue your future with Bellway, where Commercial career paths may include:

  • Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Commercial Manager
  • Head of Commercial
  • Commercial Director

What’s the package?

  • Competitive salary - starting at £22,000 with planned increments
  • 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

What can you bring to Bellway?

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 apprentices 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 apprentices with the following:

  • Obtained or expected GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above
  • In addition, 112 UCAS points (from Level 3 qualifications, A-Levels, BTEC Diplomas)
  • 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


What do I achieve?

  • A nationally recognised degree-level qualification – Level 6 Quantity Surveying (Construction) BSc (Hons)
  • Course Duration: up to 4 years, plus end point assessment (EPA)
  • Transferable skills such as leadership and communication
  • Working for a 5* house builder
  • Building a network of likeminded professionals
  • Improving your knowledge and understanding of the housebuilding industry

Additional job details

Milton Keynes

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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