Apprentice Surveyor (Oxfordshire)

Staplehurst Farm Unit 1, Bicester, OX25 3QU
To be agreed upon appointment
30 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Our apprenticeship will run in conjunction with Harper Adams University and the successful candidates will gain a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management which will meet with the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) standard.

Following on from this, you will be in a position to join our Graduate Trainee Scheme for further development.Dalcour Maclaren has a RICS approved Structured Training Agreement and all of our training is aimed at ensuring that candidates pass the APC/ATC on their first attempt.

Applicants need to be self-assured, have good communication skills, attention to detail and good agricultural knowledge. IT skills are essential along with a willingness to embrace new IT systems. The candidates must have their own car.

What your role would involve:
  • Involvement in the day-to-day running of utility projects as instructed by clients in relation to delivering access to public/private land and properties
  • Site visits to reference different utility schemes (including renewables, water, gas, electricity & telecoms) and subsequent preparation of reports
  • Correspondence with land agents, property owners, solicitors, local authorities etc.
  • Preparation of Statutory Notices and other formalities for entry onto private land
  • Comprehensive research into land sales to assist with both land and property valuations
  • Meetings on site prior to works commencing in order to agree access for works to be undertaken
  • Negotiation of compensation claims
  • Assisting in providing regular client update reports and attending scheme progress meetings as required
  • Day to day updating of schemes on the company database

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A position on the Dalcour Maclaren apprenticeship scheme will offer the successful individual a full-time role within a forward thinking and expanding company plus the opportunity to work in a friendly, professional environment with like-minded individuals. We invest in our employees to help them develop key skills and believe that by getting them involved in our client projects from day one they will develop the skills and confidence required to help them succeed on their chosen career pathway.

Personal qualities

Undertaking an apprenticeship requires commitment, ambition and good organisational skills.

Desired qualifications

Entry requirements are as follows:
  • English and maths GCSE (grades A*-C or 9-4 or equivalent)
  • 3 A levels - grades C/4, equivalent or above
  • An apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline - any experience will be considered
  • BTEC DMM or higher
  • Mature applicants with experience will beconsidered on a case by case basis

Future prospects

Following on from this, you will be in a position to join our Graduate Trainee Scheme and youmay decide you wish to progress to an MSc in the future.Dalcour Maclaren also acts for clients in a number of different and diverse areas of work and it is envisaged you will have some exposure to these areas throughout your training programme. These include:
  • Project management
  • Route & acquisition feasibility
  • Legal agreements
  • Agency & acquisition of land
  • Portfolio management
  • Lease renewals
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Compensation claims
  • GPS mapping

Things to consider

More reasons to come on board:
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus your birthday plus all bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid study leave
  • Flexible working
  • Healthcare cover
  • iPhone and laptop
  • Enrolment into the Dalcour Maclaren pension scheme
  • Corporate fundraising events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular office socials
  • Summer & Winter company parties
  • Regular company sponsored training
  • Accessible office locations with free parking
  • Professional subscriptions paid

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