Faithful+Gould Degree Apprenticeship - Surveying / Project Management - South East

Epsom, Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge
  1. Project, programme & cost management

Want to be part of the team who are helping to bring some of the world’s biggest construction projects to life? With Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, you’ll be immersed in over 70 years of expertise. We’re a world-leading integrated project and programme management consultancy offering an apprenticeship scheme which focuses on training, developing and retaining the very best.

Do you want to get paid for gaining a degree apprenticeship qualification with on-the-job mentoring and learning? Would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in the business on some of the most critical challenges of our time, from the world’s tallest hotel to London’s Heathrow Airport and the Freedom Tower in New York? If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Faithful+Gould as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.

With Faithful+Gould, you’ll be joining a team who help to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas and by solving the engineering challenges of the future. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with the foundations to maximise your full potential.

Adventurous spirits. World-changing ideas. We’re one of the world’s most prestigious consultancies. With the Faithful+Gould Apprentice Development Programme, you’re in great company.

Where could I work?

Location: Epsom, Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge 
Requirements: GCSEs including a C/5 in Mathematics & English Language + 96 UCAS points (Full details)

Further details of this apprenticeship can be found here. Your Learning Provider is currently outlined as UCEM but please note this could be subject to change depending on availability.

Apprentices will work in one of the following 3 areas, across a variety of teams.

Building Surveying

• Managing design and construction
• Undertaking building surveys and measured surveys
• Design of small-medium sized build and refurbishment projects
• Analysing design and building defects
• Writing schedules of work, draughting detailed drawings and preparing tender documents
• Project management and development monitoring
• Professional services including party wall matters, dilapidations and technical due diligence
• Conservation and heritage advice and expertise

Quantity Surveying

• Visiting potential development sites to assess site characteristics to inform build cost estimates.
• Estimating the cost to build a wide variety of construction projects
• Managing the construction cost and ensuring scheme viability is maintained throughout the duration of the development process.
• Managing and analysing development risk
• Managing the procurement and tendering process with potential Contractors.
• Preparing formal contractual documentation
• Attending development sites during construction to assess interim payments to be made to the Contractor, cost reporting and agreeing the final account on behalf of the Developer.

Project Management

• Identifying and developing the client’s aspirations and objectives for their project (the brief)
• Identifying and managing risks and issues that could impact the delivery of the brief
• Attending and recording project meetings across all stages of the project
• Managing the early feasibility design stage to establish the project budget and programme
• Working with all members of the project team from the client, design team, and contractor
• Overseeing the design team and making sure information is shared across all team members
• Managing the selection process of the contractor who will build the project
• Regular site visits and meetings during construction to monitor progress which will be reported to the client
• Making sure the handover process of the new building to the client is managed and goes to plan

During your 5 year apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Faithful+Gould. You’ll study towards a Level 6 qualification, degree apprenticeship though distance learning. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you’ll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.

At Faithful+Gould we are dedicated and committed to training and learning & development. Following the programme, you can train to become professionally qualified through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). This year we have had exceptional UK APC results exceeding the national average by 15% with a combined pass rate of 80%.

What are we looking for?

• The ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
• Creativity and strong communication skills
• Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
• To be reliable, practical and self-motivated
• To use your own initiative
• To work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience
• Be UK mobile to work across different locations on a variety of projects
• A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn’t afraid to push boundaries

What are the benefits and rewards?

For a full list of our benefits and to understand more about our apprentice community, please click here. Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to one of our current apprentices about our culture click here.

How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunities employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. For more information about our D&I initiatives, please click here.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on

For further details on our recruitment process, please refer to our website.

Our deadline for applications is 31 January 2020. Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

NB: This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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