Assistant Surveyor Apprenticeship

72, Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0AY
£19,000.00 annually
13 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The main responsibilities within the RIO - Offices (Rating) department are as follows:
  • Developing relationships with existing clients
  • Assisting fee earners with contract management
  • Developing and maintaining a strong network of internal and external contacts
  • Helping to progress checks and challenges to a conclusion

The day to day duties upon commencing the rotation of seats will vary depending on which seat the Apprentice is located, which may be a valuation seat, lease consultancy, agency or otherwise. Duties between seats may include, but are not limited to:
  • Carrying out measured surveys
  • Putting together valuations
  • Searching comparable evidence
  • Preparing client update schedules
  • Conducting site inspections
  • Assisting in data preparation
  • Prepare client advice for review by colleagues
  • Work closely with all levels of colleagues from other Apprentices, Surveyors, through to Partners.

APC Competencies

With regards to mandatory competencies, through your day to day work and responsibilities, you will be developing your knowledge and understanding of the following, as well as be able to provide evidence of practical application.

  • Ethics, rules of conduct and professionalism
  • Client care
  • Communication and negotiation
  • Health and safety
  • Accounting principles and procedures
  • Business planning
  • Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures
  • Data management
  • Diversity, inclusion and teamworking
  • Inclusive environments
  • Sustainability

With regards to the technical competencies, this will vary depending on the department you get to sit with although some are mandatorily set by the firm. The competencies may range between:

  • Inspection (mandatory)
  • Measurement (mandatory)
  • Valuation (mandatory)
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation
  • Development appraisals
  • Investment Management
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Leasing and letting
  • Legal/regulatory compliance
  • Loan security valuation
  • Local taxation
  • Planning and development management
  • Property finance and funding
  • Property management
  • Purchase and sale
  • Strategic real estate consultancy

The frequency of how much exposure you get across these competencies is dependent on the seats you get to sit in.

Off-the-job training will be provided by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). You will achieve a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management. Rather than attending formal lectures or classes, you'll study using UCEM's state-of-the-art online learning environment and digital library, supported with guidance from highly experienced tutors.

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).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications -Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • A positive and proactive individual, with a can-do attitude
  • A genuine passion for the property industry

Desired qualifications

For standard entry on the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship with UCEM, the following applies:
  • 96 UCAS tariff points (2017 Tariff) or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS Tariff

  • To 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

  • An equivalent qualification

  • A current RICS Associate qualification

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths or accepted current or prior equivalent maths and English qualifications

  • Evidence via initial and diagnostic assessment that maths and English skills at Level 2 exist

Future prospects

Gain Chartered Surveyor status.

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