Apprentice Quantity Surveyor - Bristol

ISG is a dynamic global construction services company.
We have had a hand in some of the world’s most impactful and recognisable places, but our legacy is about far more than buildings. Across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we deliver places where people and businesses make memories, forge new experiences, and reach their goals.
In short, we deliver the places that enable people and businesses to thrive.


Job Purpose

Job Title: Apprentice Quantity Surveyor


You will spend most of your time working on site assisting with the implementation of all commercial aspects of the project. Through working closely with Surveyors and the site delivery team, you will continue to learn and develop your understanding of all aspects of a project through day-to-day involvement


Key Responsibilities

Your role will be to assist with the management of procurement, financial and legal aspects of a construction project, successfully transferring risk from main contract to subcontract and ensuring optimum margin is ascertained and maintained throughout the build.

Over the course of the programme, you will be given more and more responsibilities eventually having responsibility for individuals sections or packages  . Your programme will include:

  • Raising of sub-contracts, payment certificates and collateral warranties.
  • Approving invoices and assisting with interim payment assessment.
  • Data analysis (daily dairies, signing in records, PPE logging).
  • Managing plant and labour budgets against forecasted costs
  • Develop relationships with customers, consultants, and subcontractors to continuously improve the customer experience and support future repeat and negotiated business.
  • Support with product selection, specifications and assist with value engineering exercises.
  • Develop initial project budget and agree detailed cost plan with the Project Surveyor for agreement with the external professional team.
  • Assist in managing all cost control aspects of the project(s), ensuring the use of appropriate cost, reporting systems.
  • Advising clients on procurement routes available.
  • Prepare and monitor Bid Package Tender Schedule
  • Attend meetings with the design team and with works contractors
  • Involvement with assessment of subcontract valuations and payment of supply chain
  • Assist with instructing accounts to invoice clients and pay subcontractors and suppliers
  • Support with project close out financial account and retention releases
  • Assist with preparation of monthly Cost & Value Reconciliation (CVR)
  • Gain a full understanding of contractual conditions and ISG contractual liabilities.


The Apprentice Programme

Our five-year apprenticeship programme provides exposure to all aspects of the business and gives you the opportunity to join one of our core disciplines: Construction Management, Quantity Surveying Building/Technical Services Management or Planning. In all these areas, you can look forward to a balance of hands-on experiences and academic learning.


  • The programme will see you rotating through different departments so you can get a solid feel for how your specialism fits within a typical project lifecycle.
  • We’ll sponsor you to complete a relevant degree and you’ll have access to ongoing training and development to help reach your career ambitions.
  • As a business we’re incredibly collaborative and our apprentices are important members of the team. You’ll be encouraged to share your ideas and to challenge the norm – if you think there’s a better way of doing things, we’ll be all ears.
  • Everyone here has a part to play in creating the best possible outcomes for our business, our people, and our customers.


This is an environment where you’ll be free to communicate and collaborate. To be open and honest. To take on growing responsibility. And to build something special.


Candidate Profile and entry criteria

You will have at least 104 UCAS points from you’re a-Levels or a relevant BTEC ideally including a maths or science subject or a construction related Level 3 BTEC Diploma with scope to learn and grow throughout the duration of the five-year programme, recognising that this time is used to make you an expert in your field to flourish and progress your career further once promoted off the scheme.


Essential skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Maths skills
  • Good understanding of MS Excel, Word and being able to learn new software
  • Analytical skills
  • Able to converse with a wide range of stakeholders (sub-contractors, suppliers, consultants, and clients)
  • Communication


Personal attributes

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Confidence in interacting with a range of stakeholders
  • Desire to learn new processes and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff at all levels
  • Ability to be self-starting and independent as well as self-motivated
  • Approachable, positive, flexible, adaptable and friendly team member
  • Ability to travel when required


Why join ISG

You can be part of a global and world class organisation employing some of the very best quantity surveyors in the industry. With the technology, resources, and expertise to progress a highly successful career in Quantity Surveying, you will also receive training throughout your career to ensure you continue to develop and grow.

ISG Values


All our employees must be committed to acting in line with our core values. These are the guiding principles that determine our actions and behaviours at ISG:

  • Dream Smart – We encourage new thinking and bold ideas backed by knowledge, sound decision and first rate implementation.
  • Speak Frankly – We value clarity and honesty and we are open and straight forward in all our dealings. We never shy away from tough conversations.
  • Always Care – We take pride in the quality of our work and demonstrate respect and care for the wellbeing and health & safety of our customers, our people, and our world.
  • Never Stop Learning – We encourage and reward great ideas. We constantly strive to improve by seeking new knowledge and skills.



  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive Family Friendly Policies
  • Private medical cover
  • Pension matching scheme
  • Discount on selected retailers and gyms
  • Voluntary benefits such as cycle to work

What’s in it for you?

  • Ongoing career development and accredited learning
  • Annual recognition and values awards
  • Global employee assistance program
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private healthcare including private GP service and mental health pathways
  • As part of our wellbeing offering, ISG offers a monthly wellbeing allowance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Industry-leading family friendly policies (39 weeks maternity leave and 8 weeks paternity at full pay)
  • Volunteer day
  • Discounts such as cinema to ensure you’re still loving ISG even when you leave the office
  • Most Friday’s are a 4 pm finish providing work is completed for the week
  • Your work-life balance really matters to us, so in addition to your holiday allowance we have a You Day to allow you to take an extra day off to celebrate a special event, spend time with your family or just do something that will make your life easier or more enjoyable
  • Thriving networks including I-NOW (Women’s Network), Race and Faith, LGBTQIA+, Armed Forced Covenant and the menopause working group, everyone’s invited


If you’d like to speak to the Early Careers team, please contact for more details.

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