Apprentice Commercial Property Surveyor

Hicks Baker
£131.25 per week
26 May 2017
31 Aug 2017
Role Type
Start Date
This role will involve assisting both agency teams (Business Space and Retail & Leisure) in putting commercial properties on the market and letting or selling them. It sounds simple, but there is a lot involved in getting from A to B!

The individual will be part of a small self-motivated team and report to the head of the departments.

The day to day duties will include assisting with the following:-

  • Inspecting properties in order to put them on the market including measuring (in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice); taking photographs; noting the physical condition; exploring the legal interest to be marketed; liaising with client and their advisers; investigating market value; preparing competition and comparable deals schedules; liaising with agency administrator and writing a Marketing Report.
  • Understanding and using Caldes agency software; Word, Excel and other Microsoft
  • Office suite software.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the applicant and property databases and arranging
  • Mailings (hard copy and email) to applicants.
  • Dealing with enquiries from applicants and recording information on the agency database.
  • Conducting telephone marketing to establish interested parties
  • Accompanying applicants to viewings of properties
  • Securing offers and negotiating terms including providing advice and guidance to clients and prospective tenants
  • Preparing photographic schedules of condition
  • Preparing Heads of Terms and liaising with solicitors, clients and tenants during the legal process.
  • Maintaining database of all properties in Reading and other towns including all available property and deals
  • Assisting with projects from time to time as required by the head of department, or one of the other Directors.


Full training will be given on all aspects of commercial property to compliment the formal training which will be undertaken with the UCEM

Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-confidence
  • Ability to control stress
  • Resilience
  • Persistence and perseverance
  • Perceptiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills Networking skills
  • A very good understanding of technology including the use of Outlook; Word; Excel; Publisher; Power Point and an ability to master bespoke software.
  • Driving licence due to the nature of the role
Personal qualities
  • A good attitude with a desire to learn and to be successful
  • An enquiring mind for the work in question; the market and the wider economy
  • A genuine interest in the built environment and the commercial market
  • An easy yet enthusiastic manner when speaking on the phone or face to face
  • Confident personality
  • Smart appearance
  • Clear speech
  • Positive body language
  • A good memory
  • Be able to listen, absorb, process and deliver
Qualifications required

For standard entry applicants, must have obtained 96 UCAS tariff points (2017 Tariff) or 230 UCAS tariff points (2016 Tariff) or have an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS Tariff


Have completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification


Have a current RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS)


Have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

Recognised qualifications having an equivalent level of attainment as those recognised by UCAS include: Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), professional qualifications from recognised institutions, certain armed forces qualifications and partially completed degrees.

Future prospects Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Surveyor (Commercial Property Practice) .