Apprentice Quantity Surveyor - Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship

  • Arcadis
  • Edinburgh, Glasgow
  • 21 Mar, 2018
Degree Apprenticeship Construction

Job Description

Deadline: Ongoing

Salary: £16,400

Locations: Edinburgh, Glasgow

The Level 6 Chartered Quantity Surveyor Apprenticeship will lead to obtaining a RICS accredited degree and RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).  Our Quantity Surveying Apprentices undertake a part time degree over the course of 5 years.   

The Apprentice will work towards the RICS APC over the duration of their apprenticeship but will enrol in the penultimate year and will then take the RICS APC final assessment as their end point assessment, this will lead to achieving fully chartered surveyor status. 


The role will allow you to access “on and off the job training” gaining knowledge and hands on experience of supporting our Quantity Surveying teams in their delivery of exciting projects across our sectors.


Typically a Surveying Apprentice will work 5 days per week. Typically 4 days “on the job” training and 1 day “off the job”.  The training will be delivered by blended learning including online and distance learning, supported by a Virtual Learning Environment with online tutor support as well as monthly tutor led workshops at central locations.


As a Surveying Apprentice you will you be on a fixed term contract.  At the end of which it would be decided if we would like to take you on permanently and progress to an Assistant level.


Entry Requirements:


The entry requirement for the Apprenticeship will typically be

  • A Levels (obtaining minimum of 240 UCAS points to commence at degree level), or
  • BTEC in Construction or property related discipline but the final decision is that of the employer and university. 


  • To provide quantity surveying & cost management support in the delivery of projects and assignments.
  • To deliver elements of quantity surveying assignments under the supervision of more senior members of staff.
  • To be able to take a simple brief from a more senior member of staff and act upon it.
  • To provide all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner
  • To provide general support to the team
  • Meet all the assessment requirements and expectations associated with your academic course of learning.

Skills & Behaviours Required:

  • An interest in construction & the built environment.
  • Have a good head for numbers & enjoys working with IT.
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Enjoys a challenge & has good problem-solving skills.
  • Organised & the ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be a team player.




Arcadis are committed to investing in our people, and rewarding for exceptional performance. As an Apprentice employee you will be eligible for the benefits below:

  • A Benefits Allowance and access to other Flexible Benefits
  • Where applicable, Pension Plan and Auto-Enrolment
  • At least 25 days holiday
  • 1 x Charity day given per annum
  • Birthday Vouchers
  • Subscription, assessment and membership fees for relevant professional bodies

We take continuous professional development seriously and we are committed to ensure each individual performs at their best and develops their potential for future roles. You will benefit from on the job learning and experiences made possible by the broad range of projects and commissions.


Our Learning and Development team provides solutions geared to equip you with the knowledge and skills, which will help you, deliver better value results for our clients, and create opportunities to meet your career aspirations.