Challenge assumptions
Make it happen
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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Salary £Competitive
Location Braintree
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.


eSmart Networks are enabling the biggest change in how we use energy since the industrial revolution. We are renewable energy experts, passionate about delivering the decarbonisation of UK transport and energy systems. We deliver solutions to empower the use of renewable energy, focusing on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and connecting green energy sources to the electricity grid.


This is the perfect opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’. You will work in an established business to add real value and gain experience from our accomplished team. Our Apprenticeship offers your personal and professional development, enabling you to develop yourself to become a valued member of the team.

As part of your role as an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, you will work in our Commercial team, learning our processes, facing challenges and driving results, all whilst learning and developing as an individual.

You will be enrolled on a Level 6 (Degree level) Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship, which you will complete over a 3 ½ year timeframe. Working from our head office in Essex and as part of your Apprenticeship, you will spend weekly day release at Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford).

Throughout your Apprenticeship you’ll work to a structured development programme, continuously growing with opportunities to showcase your contributions in delivering the green infrastructure revolution.


As part of your Apprenticeship, you’ll work closely with an experienced mentor there to guide and support you. Your line manager will also be there to ensure you reach your full potential.

We understand that learning is key to developing yourself, and your Apprenticeship encompasses learning modules designed to help you gain the skills you need to succeed. Included modules are listed below, but for a full module breakdown, please click here.

  • Construction Procurement;
  • Commercial Management;
  • Quantification and Costing.

As an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, you will:

  • Focus on applying theory to practice, developing your interpersonal and professional skills essential to all Quantity Surveyors;
  • Gain a solid understanding of our Commercial practices, developing your business acumen whilst learning processes and deliverables for commercially successful projects;
  • Build compelling working relationships, developing your communication skills to collaborate with clients and stakeholders;
  • Develop your analytical skills, learning to problem solve to produce innovative, industry-standard solutions.


eSmart Networks are passionate about providing outstanding service to our customers, so we are looking for motivated individuals who will relish the opportunity to make an impact.

You welcome the opportunity to be innovative. You are good at absorbing information, analysing problems, making decisions, and finding better ways of completing tasks. You have the resilience to make it happen, the integrity to keep your word and the credibility to challenge assumptions.

Here’s what else we need from you:

  • Four GCSE qualifications (including both English and Maths) at Grade 4 (C) or above;
  • Minimum 112 UCAS points (obtained through A Levels, BTEC or equivalent).


We believe in creating an inclusive culture and work environment where you can thrive, innovate, and develop; but most of all, be yourself! Our company ensures work is a rewarding place to be, focusing on "Building Bright Futures" for our people.

Working in our accomplished Commercial team, this position is based from our brand-new head office in Braintree, Essex. Provided with modern IT equipment, including an iPhone, you will also receive a full working from home setup. We offer a hybrid approach to working, with a flexible mix of home working and office working on offer.

What is more, you’ll receive lots of great benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • Brand-new head office: onsite canteen with subsidised meals, pool table, ping pong table and free, onsite parking
  • Time off: 25 days annual leave, free half day on your birthday, early Bank Holiday finishes, Christmas shutdown and the opportunity to purchase an additional 10 days annual leave
  • Retail discounts: savings on cinema tickets, meals out, gym memberships and more...
  • Wellbeing support: free mental health resources and counselling, financial support services, inhouse Wellbeing Champion support
  • Volunteering Scheme: up to 5 days paid a year to volunteer with your chosen charity

Plus much more!

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eSmart Networks, our Energy Transition business, provides public electric vehicle charging, industrial electrification and renewable energy connections.

The business was created to respond to the UK’s need for charging infrastructure as the transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles gathers pace, and has since broadened its services to provide grid connection solutions and renewable energy infrastructure.

Working for any of the companies within the Nexus Infrastructure group is a rewarding place to be. We spend a lot of time at work and we know the importance of spending that time working towards a common purpose. For us that Purpose is Building Bright Futures and to support this our staff use our group values. Find out more here.

Nexus is a leader in enabling the energy transition by delivering sustainable infrastructure through our three subsidiary businesses.

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