Apprentice Quantity Surveyor – – September

Type: Apprentice
Region: Eastern

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses, and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Job Description

We have an opportunity in our Cambridge office for a Quantity Surveying apprentice to work within our cost management team, to help provide construction cost management services to our local, regional and national clients in the UK and around the world.

AECOM provides Cost Management services to Clients in both the public and private sector and to organisations in all areas of the Construction Industry including:

  • Commercial new build, refurbishment and fit out for a variety of public and private sector clients
  • Industrial developments for developers and occupiers
  • Infrastructure schemes, including large scale rail, highways and water projects.

You will also have chance to be involved in all stages of a project; from initial project definition and brief to cost planning, through to procurement, construction and building use. You will have opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, often working alongside other construction professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. We believe that doing the work itself gives the best opportunity to learn, so you can expect to be given responsibility, and will need to be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team, all whilst receiving the guidance and support to allow you to develop. As an Apprentice, AECOM will support you on your academic pathway, which would be a graduate degree studied on a day release basis, culminating in your professional qualification.

Job Responsibilities:

The Cost Management role we offer can be varied and is dependent on the Client, sector and project we are working for. The role is generally split in to pre and post contract duties, which can include:


  • Cost planning and estimating
  • Attendance at Design / client meetings
  • Assisting senior staff in the preparation of documentation
  • Procuring construction works and managing tender processes
  • Compilation of contract documentation

Post Contract:

  • Attendance at site progress meetings
  • Completion of Valuations
  • Financial reporting

A Quantity Surveying apprentice at AECOM Cambridge will have the opportunity to assist in all of the above tasks and see projects from inception to completion on site.


We are seeking A-Level School Leavers or equivalent with the following predicted or secured qualifications:

  • 112 UCAS tariff points; this is the equivalent to A-Level B-B-C or BTEC National Diploma DMM (1x Distinction and 2x Merits)
  • GCSE Mathematics & English at Grade 4 (New Structure) or Grade C (Old Structure) or above.


  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Desire to work within the construction / property industry
  • Proactive and driven approach to work and creating success
  • Ability to working in a team of diverse individuals to meet common objectives
  • Good organisation and communication skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help when needed, as well as support other members of the team
  • Professional manner
  • Full UK driving license.

Please include a covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.

Additional Information


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please include a covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.

You must have permanent right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.

Our Development Programme ADVANCE, along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our ADVANCE Programme forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions and push you to achieve the highest standards. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


AECOM is the worlds trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether youre working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. Were the worlds trusted global infrastructure firm, and were in this together your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and youll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: REF27735Z

Business Line: B&P – Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: On-Site

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