Degree Apprenticeship - Quantity Surveying

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom

Project support



A Quantity Surveyor is responsible for the cost control and change function of our construction and engineering sites and they are responsible for ensuring projects are completed within the financial budget and are profitable. As part of our plans for continued growth here at Trant, we will be recruiting an entry-level Quantity Surveyor to join as a Degree Apprentice this summer. Working as part of the commercial team and having a fully qualified Quantity Surveyor to mentor you, you will learn Quantity Surveying in a hands-on role whilst also attending university 1 day per week on a day release basis, to gain a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying. 

Based at our Head Office in Southampton, the Degree Apprentice Quantity Surveyor will report to the Commercial Manager and will work closely with a qualified Quantity Surveyor who will mentor them will train the Degree Apprentice Quantity Surveyor to gain experience in how to perform a full QS function using various forms of contract including NEC3 Lump Sum, Schedule of Rates and a bespoke re-measurable contract. 

Initially in more of a commercial administrative function, duties will include but are not limited to; 

·         Valuations

·         Change Control / Compensation Events

·         Subcontractor Procurement

·         CVR's

·         Early Warnings

·         Updating Risk Register

·         Monthly Commercial Reporting

·         Cash Flow Forecasts

·         Subcontractor Payments

·         Final accounts 


·         Excellent GCSE & A’level Grades (particularly in Maths and English)

·         IT literate

·         Full driving licence

·         A self-starter with an excellent work ethic and a desire to learn 

About Trant: 

Trant Engineering has a long history of engineering and construction excellence, delivering high quality EPC engineering and construction services throughout the UK and overseas. We successfully design & deliver complex engineering projects in sectors such as Process & Water, Energy, Defence, Oil & Gas and Nuclear. 

We offer clients a range of services including design, manufacturing, installation, construction and commissioning. Our in-house design and offsite manufacturing teams’ work closely to develop technology-based solutions with a strong focus on innovation and value engineering. 

Our in-house multi-disciplinary services include civil, process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, supplemented by the design and manufacture of Control Panels, MCC’s, PLC’s, SCADA and automation systems. We also provide a range of bespoke modular and containerised water & wastewater treatment and fuel conditioning systems. 

We have over 750 employees and with a healthy forward order book with a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join a business where you can reach your full potential and develop your career. 


At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors. 

Our company benefits package includes; 

·         Competitive hourly rate

·         24 days holiday (increasing with service) + 8 bank holidays

·         Auto enrolment Pension Scheme

·         Flexible Working (based on a core-hours system)

·         Free onsite parking

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Bike to Work Scheme 

Equal Opportunities: 

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, gender, disability or age. 

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call our internal recruitment team on 02380 665544. 

*Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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