Apprentice Building Surveyor

Portsmouth City Council
£17,513.00 annual salary
02 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Role Type
Start Date
Building Surveyors are involved in every stage of the construction process, from undertaking initial surveys and inspections of existing buildings, developing and designing solutions to improve buildings or rectify building defects, through to preparing and managing construction contracts on site.

The Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship (Building Surveyor pathway) will result in successful apprentices obtaining an RICS accredited degree. In addition, successful apprentices will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) which leads chartered surveyor status. Our Building Surveying apprentices undertake a part time degree over the course of 5 years.

The training will be delivered by blended learning including formal lectures, online learning and workshops at the University of Portsmouth. You will be supported with your studies by a personal tutor at university.

As an Apprentice Building Surveyor you will be supporting our Building Surveyors undertake surveys and manage projects to maintain our varied portfolio of over 18,000 assets. Responsibilities with management support as appropriate include:

  • Undertaking building surveys and inspections
  • Carry out feasibility reports, dilapidation surveys and prepare reports
  • Diagnose and issue repairs
  • Preparing drawings, specifications and pre contract information
  • Managing a range of projects and contracts on site
  • Preparing estimates, valuing work completed and agreeing final accounts

Typically, a surveying apprentice will work 5 days per week with 4 days in the workplace and 1 day at university.

2 posts available.

Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Organised and methodical
  • Demonstrate practical IT skills
  • Ability to research information
  • Driving license or a commitment to learn to drive
Personal qualities
  • An interest in building surveying
  • A desire to learn to become a Chartered Building Surveyor
  • Good at communicating with different people both written and verbally
  • A team player helping to maintain and improve our properties
Qualifications required

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.


BTEC Extended Diploma with a minimum DMM profile or equivalent qualifications


Five GCSEs grade C or above including Mathematics and English (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or equivalent qualifications or above)

Future prospects Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying apprentice degree and the structured workplace learning you will undertake the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence leading to registration with the RICS as a Chartered Building Surveyor.

Things to consider The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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