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Level 3, Cost Consultant - Cardiff

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: CLOSED
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  • Qualification Gained: Professional Qualification
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About us

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets.  Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. It’s a complex business.  But while our expertise and projects reach far and wide, they’re also united under the same simple vision: to improve quality of life. 

We operate across a wide range of sectors including infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. Our diverse, talented and passionate people and our specialist combination of skills makes us unique. Our professional services include disciplines ranging from asset and facilities strategy, business advisory, cost consultancy, programme management, engineering to environmental consulting. Our 27,000 strong team work all over the world.  We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.

What ambitions do you hold for the future? What challenges keep you up at night, and put a spring in your step in the morning?  Your answers are important to us. Because we need people who can see the bigger picture. Who can bring their ideas to life with spark and imagination and are passionate about playing their part in our story. 

If that speaks to you, talk to us. We’re building a business where you can thrive.


About our Apprenticeship Programme


Our Surveying Apprentices undergo a Level 3 Apprenticeship, gaining the RICS Associate Assessment.   A Level 3 Apprenticeships is aimed at offering a route in to work Level 3 leads to the RICS associate Learning is mostly online with monthly workshops.  


Apprentices will work towards the RICS Associate assessment over the two years of their apprenticeship and will then take the RICS Associate assessment as their end of point assessment.


The role will allow you to access “on and off the job training” gaining knowledge and hands on experience of supporting our Surveying teams in their delivery of exciting projects across our sectors.


Typically a Surveying Apprentice will work 5 days per week. Typically 4 days “on the job” training and 1 day “off the job”.  Training will be delivered by attending college one day per week.


As a Surveying Apprentice will you be on a two year fixed term contract. At the end of which it

would be decided if we would like to take you on permanently based on successful completion

of your Apprenticeship and achieving performance objectives.  Upon successful completion of

a Level 3 apprenticeship, there is then the opportunity to move onto a Level 6 apprenticeship.




The entry requirement for the Apprenticeship will typically be 5 GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a Level 2 Apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline but the final decision is that of the employer and college.  


Apprentices who are granted entry without GCSE Grade C or higher in Maths and English will be required to achieve Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 as part of the Apprenticeship.


  • To provide surveying & Cost management support in the delivery of projects and assignments.

  • To deliver elements of surveying assignments under the supervision of more senior members of staff.

  • To be able to take a simple brief from a more senior member of staff and act upon it.

  • To provide all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner

  • To provide general support to the team

  • Meet all the assessment requirements and expectations associated with your academic course of learning.

Skills & Behaviours Required

  • An interest in construction & the built environment.

  • Have a good head for numbers & enjoys working with IT.

  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Enjoys a challenge & has good problem-solving skills.

  • Organised & the ability to multi-task.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Be a team player.

Arcadis are committed to investing in our people, and rewarding for exceptional performance. As an Apprentice employee you will be eligible for the benefits below:

  • A Benefits Allowance and access to other Flexible Benefits

  • Where applicable, Pension Plan and Auto-Enrolment

  • 25 days holiday

  • 1 x charity day per annum

  • Birthday vouchers

  • Subscription, assessment and membership fees for relevant professional bodies

We take continuous professional development seriously and we are committed to ensure each individual performs at their best and develops their potential for future roles. You will benefit from on the job learning and experiences made possible by the broad range of projects and commissions.

Our Learning and Development team provides solutions geared to equip you with the knowledge and skills, which will help you, deliver better value results for our clients, and create opportunities to meet your career aspirations.