At Rydon, our aim is to improve local communities - through housing, healthcare and education solutions - for the benefit of current and future generations. We build homes, schools and hospitals as well as extra care facilities, student accommodation, community leisure centres and more. By doing so, we are delivering award-winning, quality facilities built for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do.
Rydon's graduate scheme is designed to allow recent construction and surveying graduates the opportunity to put what they've learnt into practice either on a live construction site, or as part of our supporting functions.
We are currently seeking to recruit Graduate Quantity Surveyors to work on our prestigious South West England construction schemes. Rydon's South West region (headquartered in Bristol) has operations which span from Swindon, where Rydon recently completed a £10m NHS Health Centre, to Exeter where we are delivering a significant development delivering new homes for the City. The South West has a long history of industry and innovation, from Brunel to Dyson, and as such, Rydon is delivering some of the Country's most exciting new construction schemes.
As a Graduate Quantity Surveyor, you will work on site or within our regional office (depending on the scheme size) where we will give you the training and development to become a leader of tomorrow.
As an example of a site you could be involved in supporting, why not watch the below video?
The main purpose of the job is to train as part of the Quantity Surveying team. You will be working on a range of projects, and supporting the team in the successful financial closure of these projects. You will learn practical quantity surveying skills through working closely with a mentor and being part of a successful delivery team.
A quantity surveyor works out exactly how much our projects cost to construct and oversees finances on site from the very first estimate to the final bill. They ensure the build is value for money for a client and meets all relevant legal and quality standards.
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Could a Graduate Quantity Surveyor role be right for you?
If you are curious by nature, like to ask questions and don’t take things at face value, this would be a good fit for you. This is not a desk job, so you won’t be sitting behind a computer crunching numbers. It’s a hands on role, so you will be out and about working with lots of people in different scenarios. If you like flexibility and are self-motivated and pretty driven, this could be for you.
As a graduate, you can expect the following training and development as part of our scheme.
On the job training
You will receive training in the following:
- Financial cost control of contracts
- Subcontractor comparisons
- Subcontractor enquiries
- General training in surveying
- General training in different areas of construction, such as estimating, buying and site management
- Appropriate Health & Safety Training.
Our graduate scheme requires a minimum or a 2:2 in a quantity surveying related degree. Candidates that hold a degree in a different discipline will also be considered provided they can show a genuine interest in the construction industry and the commercial operations of construction sites. In this instance, you will need to be willing to complete further study to further develop your quantity surveying knowledge. You will also need a GCSE grade C (or level 4) minimum in English and Maths. In addition, you'll be joining a fun and highly professional company and as such, you'll have a can-do attitude, have great attention to detail, excellent Microsoft Office skills and be ready to learn new skills.
Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes.
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To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020.
Should you be successful in your initial online application we will be in touch after the closing date to invite you to attend a telephone interview. You may then be invited to attend an assessment centre in March/April 2020.