Take a look into the early career path and development programme of our Engineering Services Apprentices enroute to becoming a valued industry professional.
Core Five’s Engineering Services Trainee’s experience traditional university study with first hand industry exposure. This on-the-job learning experience, combined with specialist in-house training provides the knowledge, behaviours and skills required to successfully complete their RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).
Typical timeline of the apprenticeship route:
- Year 1-3 – Employed at Core Five under the Apprenticeship Programme
- Year 3 – Promotion to Assistant Surveyor
- Year 4- Graduate from University
- Year 5 – Promotion to Project Surveyor upon achieving MRICS status
How does Core Five prepare me for the APC?
As an apprentice at Core Five, you’ll spend four days a week gaining valuable hands-on experience as part of a project delivery team for a wide variety of projects, sectors and clients. Attending design and client meetings, visiting live construction projects and connecting with your first industry contacts.
One day each week you will attend a university to start on your degree journey.
Key to the Core Five structured training programme is a ‘Mentoring Pack’ written around the APC competences and designed to record progress throughout the duration of the training period.
A mentor is allocated to each trainee, providing guidance and regular reviews of progress throughout the training programme to ensure competency sign off in readiness to sit the APC interview.
Core Five also organise group forum sessions, providing opportunity for trainees discuss and present competency topics, a wide variety of CPD sessions and mock interviews to sharpen presentation skills.
What additional training is offered as an Engineering Services Trainee Quantity Surveyor?
Comprehensive Engineering Services training modules are hosted each week, covering 30+ key topics including elemental installations, system types, sector variables, cost management procedures, regulatory updates, and industry hot topics
Engineering Services specific measurement training
A high volume of Engineering Services specific continuing professional development (CPD) sessions
How long will the apprenticeship take?
Core Five Trainees will be enrolled onto the 5 year Quantity Surveying & Chartership apprenticeship course.
The duration is broken down as follows:
- Years 1 – 4 – Undertaking the BSc Quantity Surveying degree
- Years 4 & 5 – Undertaking the RICS 2-year structured training in preparation for your APC.
- Your RICS 2-year structured training period will begin in the final year of university and provide the potential to achieve the fully qualified chartered status a year earlier than conventional routes.
Advice to a potential candidate
Take every opportunity to attend meetings and site visits
Get involved in company initiatives and working groups
Attend company, project, client and industry events
Be a sponge – Absorb as much information as you can from those around you.
Sign up to LinkedIn and start making career friends!!
Want to apply?
To apply for our apprenticeship scheme, you should have completed your A-level studies, and be aged 18 or over on the course start date.
You will also need:
- 96 UCAS tariff points
- GCSE grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics
If successful, you will be invited to attend an interview with a couple of our team members.
If you are offered a position with Core Five, you will then be required to complete an application direct to a university, details of which will be discussed during the interview.
Find out more about Apprenticeships at Core Five here.