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Quantity surveying scheme

The difference is you - A career as bright and unique as you are

Our Quantity Surveying scheme for graduates

Who you are

You’re a team player with solid communication skills. Skilled in customer service and experienced in financial management, you have strong attention to detail. You’re proficient in Microsoft Office applications. You have knowledge of the construction industry and related supply chains, including commercial and contract administration processes.

How long is the scheme?

3 years

Where you’ll be based


What you’ll be doing

You’ll be part of the function that looks after everything from the traditional ballast and sleepers to cutting edge technical services. Throughout your placements you’ll develop your skills by supporting the commercial management of contracts, building supplier relationships and delivering the physical supply chain that underpins our infrastructure projects.

You’ll spend time working through the various stages of the competitive tender process, carrying out site visits, chairing meetings and keeping a close eye on costs. Ultimately, you’ll be helping us maintain our high safety standards, eliminate business risk and achieve financial savings.

Entry requirements

2:2 Degree in Quantity Surveying from an RICS accredited course.

What professional qualifications could you gain?

Opportunity to apply to the RICS for Membership.

What opportunities are available at the end of the scheme?

You could become a Membership of the RICS. Your career path might include becoming a senior commercial manager, procurement manager, estimator programme commercial manager

Why you should choose this scheme

The scheme offers a unique insight into how a government-funded organisation works. The supply chain function is responsible for sourcing and purchasing all goods, works and services for Network Rail. You’ll learn how to source, procure and deliver to internal and external customers across England, Scotland and Wales.

The main reason I applied to Network Rail is the positive impact I could have on Britain in general, through benefits to the economy and people. It is also a fascinating supply chain and with the level of spend Network Rail leverages it is one of the best places to begin a career.

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