Virtual Work Experience Opportunity – Trainee Quantity Surveyor Insight Day

Carefoot PLC-340

Duration: 1 Day      27th May 2021

Application Closing Date: 30th April 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a student to experience the day-to-day operations of a Quantity Surveyor. You will have an opportunity to provide costings for a Real Life Project with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Working with the main Construction Contractor for this live project, you will get a chance to work with a small group of students and will be given an opportunity to hear from the company’s own Quantity Surveyor and his career path.

The day will start with a live meet and greet of the project team from the Contractor, Consultants and the NHS Trust themselves, all of who are involved in the construction of this new part of the hospital. The team will explain what is being constructed, why and how. The project team will guide you on a live site tour of the construction project then you will be able to take part in an estimating activity to give you a taste of what the construction industry has to offer.

Whether you are interested in the construction industry and healthcare buildings or not, this placement is an ideal way to see a professional role within the construction sector and allow you to consider the skills which the industry and the job requires.

You will spend a morning with the Walter Carefoot and have the opportunity to present to the Employer to whom you will present your project. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the skills needed for working in Construction as a Quantity Surveyor as well as speaking to employees, activities will include undertaking a mini costing project, meeting the Project Manager to whom you will present and developing transferable skills within a professional environment.

We look forward to your application!

Before applying please note:

  • Students who have not previously had work experience, do not have access to other opportunities (such as via parents) and qualify for FSM or Pupil Premium are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Be sure to read all the details as applications will be selected based on enthusiasm and open-mindedness for this specific opportunity, organisation and industry.
  • Students will need to be available for the full duration of the morning when the session will take place on line. 9.30 – 12.00

Do not worry if you don’t know anything about our industry or department as we are simply interested in your enthusiasm and willingness to make the most of the placement by learning from our team.

Half Day Insight Day :- 27th May 2021 (Am) Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Decision Making                              Communication Skills                                 Goal setting

Problem solving                               Interpersonal skills                                      Client facing experience

Professional Etiquette                    Time management


Great For Students Who Are:

Hard Working                                Willing to work in a team                            Able to learn quickly


All Applicants selected will be notified on email and all joining details will be sent prior to the start date. Students from BAME and Females will also be given priority.


Speakers for Schools Experience Programme have a large selection of virtual work experience currently available. Many of these are with UK companies and pupils from NI are eligible to apply.

Pupils must first register at to avail of these opportunities.

Please note that all applications are not guaranteed to be successful due to the large number of applicants for each experience.


*Please note that pupils should not apply to this or any other virtual work experience unless they are fully committed to attending