Commercial Quantity Surveying/Purchasing (Housebuilding)

Redrow Homes Eastern
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Basildon SS15 6TU

The Commercial Apprentice will undertake a two-year development programme; studying for a Level 3 Construction Contracting Operations qualification, as well as gaining a wealth of experience from all aspects of the Commercial function in a Redrow divisional office.

The Commercial team is responsible for the separate functions of ‘Purchasing’ and ‘Surveying’ and also provides information on local land acquisition as well as ensuring that all Group Commercial policies and procedures are adhered to within the division. They ensure that money spent when costing up new homes is spent wisely, and the apprentice will learn the tasks and responsibilities of roles within this function, such as Quantity Surveyors and Buyers.

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.


Rate of Pay:

Starting salary £5.87 an hour (reviewed yearly based on progression). 

Please note we may close the vacancy earlier than advertised if we have received a desired level of applicants. 

What we are looking for

Assist Quantity Surveyors and Buyers with administration duties at the procurement stage; preparing enquiry packs and collating tender information.
Assist Quantity Surveyors with measuring both drawings and completed works on site and learn how these relate to budgets, valuations and payments.
Assist Quantity Surveyors with monthly valuations on site – including recording plot progress, materials-on-site and colouring up site plans.
Learn how to produce subcontractor payments, and then take accountability for completing these with regular reviews by Quantity Surveyors.

Application tips

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 from the rest. 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.

What next? 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!

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


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