At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer.  

Our Degree Apprenticeship Programmes offer the perfect blend of personal and professional development, with opportunities for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor to join our team at our offices in Birtley, County Durham. The role is commutable from Washington, Chester-le-Street, Concord, Springwell, Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland and surrounding areas. 

As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Chartered) you will be bringing life to various projects! You will be in a client facing role, building strong relationships with the customer. The role will involve working both indoors and outdoors, engaging with numerous departments with a wide variety of activities to carry out. 

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds. 

A typical day as an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor (Chartered) will be very varied but typically you could be involved in:

Activities may include: 

  • Learning about the different business functions and what our contacting business does​. 

  • Reviewing and preparing client accounts​. 

  • Quantifying projects from drawings. ​ 

  • Generating payments and sub-contract purchase orders​. 

  • Understand Tarmac’s financial cycle and how and when documents need to be submitted to meet tight deadlines.​ 

  • Taking pride in all work completed and being determined to succeed​!​​ 

While learning in your day-to-day role, you will complete our Professional Quantity Surveying Programme, giving you a good grounding to start an exciting career in our industry. Further details of the qualification can be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/chartered-surveyor-degree-v1-2. This gives the opportunity to become chartered in your field. ​ 

You will also be enrolled in our business core skills programme, providing further opportunities for personal development, networking and business exposure.​ 

Our people come from a variety of different backgrounds and prior experience isn’t always necessary for success. This following transferable skills and qualifications are beneficial in this role: 

Entry Criteria: 

  • Must be 18 years of age before Sep 2023, PLUS 96 UCAS (A Levels or Equivalent) points AND GCSEs A-C or numbered equivalent (9-4) in both English and Maths  


  • Enthusiastic about starting a career in the building materials industry!​ 

  • Passionate about working safely​. 

  • A team player.​ 

  • Commercial mindset. 

  • Negotiation skills​. 

  • Willing to learn and develop. 

ESSENTIAL – you must hold a full UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 points as you will have access to a company vehicle for this role in visiting other sites 

Salary: Competitive
Location: Chester Le Street, County Durham, England
Job Reference: tarmac/TP/119/3940

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