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Commercial Apprentice (Quantity Surveying) - ALSTOM TRANSPORT UK LIMITED



17th October 2023

Employer description

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading engineering company where you will be working alongside qualified and experienced staff. Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.

Main description

Vacancy Ref: VAC1000117112

Provide support and assistance to the Commercial Manager or Lead Quantity Surveyor to optimise margin on a project whilst protecting the project from commercial risk and maintaining a high standard in all areas in accordance with Alstom Policies and Procedures. You will support with the management of client accounts

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day to day activities will involve learning about and assisting the commercial department, to achieve financial performance targets and goals by optimising margin and protecting the company from commercial risk whilst supporting the project team to deliver these contracts

Support with the management of client accounts
Assist in establishing contemporaneous records in compliance with projects systems which identify progress, delays and controlled change management
Management of client & supplier accounts - support with the administration of sub-contractor accounts from project start up through to final account, including the administration of sub-contract payments and issuing payment notices
Commercial & contract guidance - work with the commercial team to understand the key principles of construction contracts and their application
Record keeping – assist in establishing contemporaneous records in compliance with projects systems which identify progress, delays and controlled change management. Contributing to event registers and entitlement documentation
Financial targets & budgets - provide support which aligns with the commercial management strategy, participating in the production of monthly project reviews and attend work package management reviews
Support, relationships & procedures - establish good relationships within project teams, the supply chain (including sub-contractors), and the client in line with Alstom procedures
Best practice - support the expansion of best practice within the commercial team

Training to be provided 

Training provider

Apprenticeship standard
Construction quantity surveyor (degree)
Level 6 (Degree with honours)

You will complete a Level 6 Quanity Surveying Apprenticeship. You will attend Sheffield College on day release to complete the academic side of the qualification.

A BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying or equivalent Quantity Surveying Level 6 Diploma that is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies and meets the educational requirements for the professional bodies’ full membership or chartered status.

Knowledge and competence training as dictated by the standard

Over a 5-year program, our apprenticeships combine the academic college/university studies with real life work based experience across our organisation. You will have the opportunity to build and gather evidence of your competence whilst working towards a formal qualification.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent 5 Subjects including Maths, English & Science (Grade 5 to 9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 5 to 9) Desired
A Level or equivalent 3 Subjects/120 UCAS points (Grade BBB) Essential

Desired skills and qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, You can work under pressure, You are prepared to travel

Future Prospects

Alstom offer opportunities to extend apprenticeship learning through to degree and chartered status if the candidate is suitable and the business need exists

Closing Date

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




This job is located in Waterbeach Cambridge, Cambs

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