Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship-Building Surveying

Workman Llp
39 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5SN
£18,000.00 annually
16 Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Some of your day to day duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Operate a full range of building surveying instructions on a variety of commercial properties, including offices, retail and industrial
  • Our clients are principally large institutional firms (pension funds, insurance companies etc.) and property companies
  • Instructions are typically split about 50:50 between professional work and contract work. Nearly all work is in relation to existing buildings often with a landlord/tenant aspect
  • Professional work will include Schedules of Dilapidations (usually acting for the landlord), pre-acquisition surveys, party wall awards, defect diagnosis, planned preventative maintenance reports, reinstatement cost assessments, and retail delivery schedules of condition
  • Contract work can typically range from £10k to £2.5million where we can be performing in the role of designer, contract administrator, project manager or a hybrid of all three. In addition we perform the role of project manager of multi-discipline teams for instructions typically ranging from £2.5million to £20million
  • Work is typically split about 50:50 between work from the property management portfolio and work with clients where we do not have a management brief
  • Main clients currently include Threadneedle, BlackRock, CBRE Global Investors, Goodman, Hansteen, Hammerson, Hermes, Intu, and Land Securities
  • We have an internal CAD team who do the majority of our drawing work but that apart we try to give all building surveyors a mixture of work - our experience is that the best surveyors are those who are the most rounded

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good IT skills to include Word, Excel and Outlook.

Personal qualities

Enthusiastic, eager and willing to learn, able to use initiative, good communication skills, good time keeping and personable.

Desired qualifications

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

Gain chartered surveyor status.

Things to consider

  • The role is a combination of computer based work and travel
  • Travel will include site visits and travel other Workman offices
  • This is a client facing role which is challenging and demanding but worthwhile

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