Commercial Apprentice

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Redrow Homes Thames Valley
Number of positions for this role
Thames Valley Office

Every new home we build costs money. It’s the job of our commercial team to make sure we’re spending it wisely. Join them, and you’ll learn how to deliver the best possible homes for the best possible price directly from the experts.

Based in one of our divisional offices, our Commercial Apprentices have the chance to learn all about quantity surveying from some of the best in the industry. It’s a two-year programme, delivered in partnership with the University College of Estate Management and at the end of your apprenticeship, you will have gained excellent recognised qualifications including Associate of RICS, as well as a wealth of experience

For those who make a real mark, there’ll also be the opportunity to go on to study for your degree and gain a full RICS membership – all fully funded by us. There really is no better way to start your career in the industry.

Key Responsibilities

To assist with administration duties at procurement stage, preparing enquiring packs and collating tender information.

To assist with the assembly of Health & Safety policies e.g COSHH reports

To assist with chasing information from both suppliers and sub-contractors deliveries

Departmental filing, photocopying and collation of information on a regular basis.

To assist with the issue of Health & Safety Contractor Competency Questionnaires for new contractors. 

Ensure familiarity with Redrow’s Group Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.

Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving the contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.

These are illustrative duties and the post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the region to respond effectively to the requirements of the business.

What we are looking for

To join our industry-leading programme, you’ll need at least 5 GCSEs at A* - C ( 9 - 4) including Maths and English as a preference.

During this 2 year programme, you will:

Be mentored by experienced staff in their field

Understand the commercial pressures and demands of a modern housebuilding development

Take active part in projects that test and develop your abilities, independent thinking and challenge and have a genuine impact on the business

Work towards your level 3 apprenticeship in Surveying Technician with UCEM

This fantastic career oppertunity starts with our initial apprenticeship wage of £4.75 per .This would increase in your second year with the aim being to secure a permanent position on completion of your course.

Application tips

For more information, take a look at our ‘The Making of You’ guide and our programme information at

But it’s not just about the placements we offer; Redrow want the right people working for us. As we expect a lot of applications, we need our successful candidates to stand out. We like our people to be different – so what sets you apart? What can you offer us? Why do you want to work at Redrow?

Be clear and concise, and make sure that everything that goes into your application represents your qualities.

Our recruitment and selection process is designed specifically to get the best from you and demonstrate your personal qualities. So be yourself, take initiative, get involved and enjoy it!

Good luck!

Or, if you want to ask one of our current apprentices a question, tweet us @RedrowHomes

Redrow is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disability, region/ belief, sexual orientation or age.

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.