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Building Control Apprentice

City of London Corporation
City of London, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2P 2EJ
£26,180.00 annually
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Construction & Property
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

Building Control Officers ensure buildings are safe, accessible and energy efficient. Working for the City of London, you get to do this on some of the largest, high profile and interesting buildings in the country. It is a demanding role, but a fulfilling one too.

We are looking for an apprentice building control officer with a 'can do' attitude, who will work alongside our highly professional team, learning technical and professional skills on the job.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Working within a multi- discipline area team to provide assistance to team member's projects
  • Assisting in consulting internal departments and external organisations in respect of proposals for construction work
  • Building sound working relationships with team members and applicants and their professional teams to provide high standards of customer care
  • Assisting in the drafting of technical correspondence and consents to applicants and their professional agents in connection with proposals submitted. Identifying areas of non-compliance requiring further submissions
  • Attending meetings and assisting in negotiations with applicants in respect of proposals under the Building Regulations
  • Assisting in the issuing of approvals in respect of applications made under the Building Regulations, the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act1939 and Flood and Water Management Act 2010
  • Carrying out site inspections of works in progress, under the direction and supervision of the senior colleagues, exercising discretion and tact in the application of requirements
  • To become conversant with the office's computerised systems and keep accurate records of actions taken, including site inspections
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade

Learning and Development

To actively and enthusiastically work towards achieving the Level 6 Building Control Surveyor Apprenticeship as agreed in your learning plan and:
  • Attend all of the training sessions/ block release for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any necessary written work/study at home during the length of the apprenticeship
  • Apply for membership of an appropriate professional institution
  • Identify personal development needs and work with Manager to plan how these needs could be met

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Alongside this, you will undertake apprenticeship in Building Control Surveying by work based distance learning, and block release. In 4 years you can expect to achieve a BSc(Hons) degree in Building Control Surveying and membership of the Chartered Institute of Building.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, we aim to offer a permanent role within the team if a position is available. Alternatively, we shall endeavour to secure an alternative position within the City of London Corporation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Construction (Grade c) Essential
A Level or equivalent English (Grade c) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade c) Essential
BTEC or equivalent constrution (Grade 3) Desired

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