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Commercial Apprentice (Quantity Surveying) - Alstom Transport

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7th February 2023

Employer description

Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40% of the UK mainline train fleet; as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground, and Dublin Luas.

We provide the widest range of smart solutions in the rail market, from innovative high-speed rolling stock, metros and trams to maintenance, modernisation, infrastructure and signalling.

Main description

Employing 6000 people, we design and build trains at Derby, the UK’s largest train factory; and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, and 30 train services depots across the UK and Ireland.  

Furthermore, having been selected as part of a joint venture to design, build and maintain the HS2 rolling stock, we have also been shortlisted for the corresponding signalling contract.

Our Signalling and Infrastructure business is underpinned by the winning of framework contracts for Network Rail’s, with a potential value of £750 million and the large Bristol Area Signalling Renewals and Enhancement project and the Leeds Station Capacity Upgrade Programme. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a world leading engineering company where you will be working alongside qualified and experienced staff. We have a well-established and long-term apprenticeship programme through which we offer strong continuous development opportunities, together with significant levels of support, mentoring and coaching.

Joining us means becoming a vital part of a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide.

Alstom deliver major railway projects across the globe and have recently been vital in the delivery of Crossrail, and HS2 (enabling projects) in the UK. In addition, we have been awarded by Network Rail, two significant major signalling frameworks and you will be part of the team that will be delivering Contracts awarded under those Frameworks.

About The Role: 

This role can be based at any of our Cambridge or West London sites. 

Our Commercial Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to provide vital support and assistance to the Commercial Manager or Lead Quantity Surveyor to optimise the margin on a project whilst protecting the project from commercial risk. However, your day to day activites will vary, giving you the chance to maximise your learning and development and develop your passion for commercial management and quantity surveying. Some of these day to day activities include:

  • Support with the management of client accountst
  • Providing support with the financial targets and budgets
  • Working with the commercial team to undertsand the key principles of construction contracts and their application
  • Assisting in establishing contemporaneous records in compliance with projects systems which identify progress, delays and controlled change management.

As part of the apprenticeship programme, you will complete a Level 6 Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship, and will attend Sheffield University on day release to complete the academic side of the qualification. Over the 5-year programme, you will be combining the academic studies with real life work based experience across our organisation which will give you the opportunity to build and gather evidence of your competence whilst working towards a formal competence.

Joining the team at Alstom will mean working on real assignments and gaining hands-on experience from day one, with the chance to build a personal network across the business.

This five year apprenticeship programme is the start of your progression into leadership and technical expert roles. We are looking for innovative and ambitious talent to become our future leaders and senior managers- upon completion of the apprenticeship programme, there will be the opportunity to step up into these roles.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE or equivalent in 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science at Grades 5-9
A Level of equivalent in 3 subjects/120 UCAS points (Grades BBB) 

Candidates will also need to have excellent problem-solving and organisation skills, as well as having strong attention to detail and being able to work in a team. Candidate should also be able to work well under pressure and be prepared to travel. 

How to apply

Please apply through the link above

As part of the application process, you will need to answer a series of mandatory questions; please allocate a few minutes in going through them and answering, as they are the first sift out step. If you have successfully completed your application, a follow up e-mail will come through in a few days, explaining in detail the next steps of the selection process (online test, online interview, Assessment Centre), together with approximate timelines for each.

We wish you the best of luck for all the steps and look forward to getting to know you!

We value inquisitive, innovative and motivated people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 08/03/2024


£19,000 per year


This job is located in Waterbeach, Cambridge, Cambs

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