Property Services

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Full Time Permanent

Watkin Jones are proud to announce the introduction of the Watkin Jones Trainee scheme, this is a an exciting new initiative developed by the Group to support individuals through study and ongoing development within a commercial environment.

As a result, we are looking to appoint a number of Trainee Quantity Surveyors and provide support and qualifications to fulfil a role within the commercial team. With various quantity surveying qualifications available, we as an employer are committed to supporting successful individuals in gaining the necessary qualifications to further themselves and their career.

Broadly, the Trainee Quantity Surveyor will assist with the management of the commercial function for projects they are allocated. This will include practical quantity surveying tasks and activities, actions to support colleagues and appropriate administrative duties one would associate with commercial / quantity surveying practices in relation to construction projects.

As Trainee Assistant Quantity Surveyor you will be working alongside Senior Quantity Surveyors meaning you will be given the opportunity to travel to various sites as and when required to learn more about the projects.

About You

You’ll have excellent communication and organisational skills, strong attention to detail and numeracy skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is also a must. You’ll be an ambitious individual with long term goals to help take the organisation to the next phase of its evolution, wanting a career within the commercial function. All quantity surveying qualifications are subject to qualifying criteria. 

About Us

Watkin Jones Group is the UK’s leading developer, builder and manager of residential for rent homes, with 52,000+ homes developed and in-build across 135 schemes. Our operating arm, Fresh, manages over 20,000 units across 64 schemes, reflecting approximately £1.7bn of assets under management, giving us unique and unrivalled insight into what tenants and investors desire. Additional to this we have strong order book already in place for 2023/2024 and beyond.

Our company was established in 1791 and has been building homes since 1927. More recently, we listed on the AIM market in 2016 with a market cap of £255m (current market cap c. £550m). In FY2020 we generated gross revenue of £354m and a Gross Profit of £75.9m. Our position in the market is based on a ‘capital light’ model, where we typically work with institutional forward funders.

Watkin Jones’ success to date has been based on our emphasis on building relationships of trust, our customer focus and our forward-thinking structure. Our intention is to create the future of living, which to us means high quality rental homes, community focus and sustainably driven development.

Why Join Us?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you some extensive benefits which include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing after 2 years’ service by 1 day up to a max of 29 days per annum), discretionary annual bonus, matched 5% pension contributions, corporate summer party, and medicash


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