What will the apprentice be doing?
A typical week will involve:
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Working with modern survey methods and survey devices such as total stations, GPS, laser scanners, drones and data collectors.
- Accurately and consistently record underground utility assets and manhole inspection reports, along with above ground topographical surveying.
- Work with your surveying mentor as their assistant to completed surveys in line with Vision Survey, RICS and industry PAS 128 standards.
- Building and maintaining client relationships ensuring we deliver to our client's expectations.
- Assisting with detailed field and office surveying assignments.
- Checking the quality of information collected on site, and the successful transition to deliverables.
- Ensure that all survey kit is maintained and well kept.
- Any other duties as required by the business.
- You will be rotated across all departments depending on workloads to enable you to gain experience across the full spectrum of surveying, allowing you to decide which path best suits you.
Successful apprentices will gain:
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- BSc/BSc(Hons) in a geospatial science subject that is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.
- The apprenticeship will provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours to apply to become Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.
- One day per week will be at University of East London, in addition to the Vision Development Programme. (https://www.uel.ac.uk/study/apprenticeships/geospatial-mapping-science-specialist-degree-apprenticeship)
After achieving your apprenticeship you will become an independent surveyor or modeller, and progress your career in the path you choose with the company. You may prefer a certain area, being out on site, or want to progress into management. Whatever your preference we will strive to support you in your chosen path.
We will also support you to become chartered (RICS or ICES), after your apprenticeship to further develop your career.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Integrity, Dependability, Flexible, Positive Attitude Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Subject (Grade A2) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Subject (Grade A2) Essential Things to consider
The work will involve outdoor working in all weather conditions, along with lifting of manhole covers etc. There will also be a need to travel to different locations as part of the role.