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Apprentice Building Control Surveyor with Middlesbrough Council

Middlesbrough Council
Fountains Court, 119 Grange Road, MIddlesbrough, TS1 2DT
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Assist in the duties, functions and implementation of legislation delivered by the building control service.
  • Assist with the handling of building regulation applications, primarily in initial processing and validation.
  • Assist in the assessment and site inspection of mainly domestic building regulation applications.
  • Assist in the building control response to service requests and in the preparation of advice to clients on matters pertaining to the service area.
  • To assist in business and service development activities as directed by Building Control manager. To promote and implement the Council's Equality Policy in all aspects of employment and service delivery.

To assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and secure environment and to act in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures.

The right Candidate will have:
  • An awareness of the building regulations and relevant legislation.
  • Confident in reading and interpreting information presented on construction drawings, plans and technical specifications.
  • Confident ability to use IT, software and databases.
  • Good written skills including spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Good organisational skills, able to manage tasks to meet a range of priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work as both as part of a team and autonomously.
  • Applicants should be prepared they are undertaking a degree qualification in building control surveying.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional and ethical standards, recognising one's obligations to society and the profession.
  • Be open to the changing environment of the workplace and regulatory framework.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • Building control surveyor (integrated degree), Level 6 (Degree with honours)
  • Training will be delivered in blocks by Wolverhampton University, this training will be done face-to-face at the University.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following the successful apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to become a Building Control Surveyor with Middlesbrough Council

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Construction or property related discipline (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

The role involves a mix of office and site work, dealing with applicants, agents, developers and others and inputting and retrieving data and notes from the computer system. The role will require the ability to develop skills in assessing construction works, read technical drawings and build knowledge of the Building Regulations.

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