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Trainee Quantity Surveyor Programme - Opportunities in Edinburgh & Glasgow

Thomson Bethune has been running a Trainee Quantity Surveyor Recruitment Programme for over 30 years.  We have assisted many individuals achieve their BSc(Hons) in Quantity Surveying with on the job training and support during their time at University.

Due to the ongoing success of the programme, we once again have pleasure in offering school leavers permanent employment whilst they obtain their QS qualifications at either Edinburgh Napier University or Glasgow Caledonian University, our Higher Education partners.

The benefits of this programme are that students would be paid during their University studies and given relevant, practical experience (on and off-site) in the working environment.  They will work alongside other trainees of a similar age and will be involved in some very prestigious, large scale new build and refurbishment projects across Scotland.  Details of our projects and the range of clients we work with can be found on our website - www.thomsonbethune.co.uk.

The successful applicant will be offered a job in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office and will attend University in line with the curriculum.  They will also be entitled to our company pension scheme and other company benefits.

On completion of their Quantity Surveying degree, we will support them towards their Professional Examination to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

For any students who are interested in joining our traineeship programme in 2018, please ask them to submit their applications and CVs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you require more information about our Trainee Programme, please speak to Chloe Wilkie on 0131 200 1828.


Promotion Announcement for Andrew Patton

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Andrew Patton, who is now undertaking the role of Associate Director.

Andrew, who started with Thomson Bethune in 2007, has been heavily involved in numerous Education, Retail and Commercial projects and his record of successful project delivery has moulded some excellent client relationships and secured a lot of repeat business.

We congratulate Andrew on his promotion and thank him for his hard work with Thomson Bethune over the last 10 years.

Please click here to view more information about Andrew Patton.


Successful Project Completion - Drumbrae Leisure Centre


Following on from successes on the Ainslie Park and Gracemount Leisure Centres redevelopment projects, Edinburgh Leisure appointed Thomson Bethune as Quantity Surveyors for the refurbishment of the Dumbrae Leisure Centre.  The new Centre opened its doors to the public in early October 2016, with a guest appearance from Rio Olympics silver medallist, Robbie Renwick who helped to re-launch the Centre and promote its new facilities. 


Working together with Architects, Fouin + Bell for Edinburgh Leisure, the project included a comprehensive refurbishment programme to rejuvenate the popular existing facility. Customers can now experience a brand new fitness studio and cycle studio, sauna and pool area, reception area, café and upgrades to the existing gym.

Thomson Bethune was able to bring the experience gained with working with Edinburgh Leisure on the Ainslie Park and Gracemount Leisure Centre refurbishments to ensure that the budgets established from the early cost plans were fully representative of the scope of works and that the subsequent tenders were returned on budget.

For more information about this project or any of our services, please call 0131 220 1828.

Related Article: http://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/news/drumbrae-leisure-centre-now-open


Exciting New Promotion Announcement

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kenny Fleming an Associate with the company.

Since joining Thomson Bethune in 2014 as a Project Surveyor, Kenny has been involved in a number of unique and challenging projects spanning a range of sectors including Education, Healthcare and other various public and private sector works. His record of successful project completions is excellent, and his focus on client care has continually helped to nurture client relationships and secure repeat business.

Kenny has 13 years of Quantity Surveying experience and is a member of the RICS, CIArB and currently holds a Masters Degree in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication. He has continued to improve his skills through both academic learning and on-site delivery.

We would like to congratulate Kenny on achieving this new role.

For more information about Kenny and his experience, please click here.