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An exciting opportunity to join Berrys as a Chartered Surveyor (Rural) Degree Apprentice (in association with Harper Adams University) starting September 2022 Kettering Office. You will undertake a 5 year apprenticeship with Harper Adams University, and will be supported with on the job training in a supportive and friendly environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Discretionary bonus scheme Agile working - a mix of remote and office 35 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) pro rata Day off to celebrate you birthday Employee assistance programme

  • Working week

    The working week will be 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday Hours will generally be 8.30 - 5pm but some flexibility may be required

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·       Areas of professional work will include providing advice to both landlords and tenants, as well as estate management

·       Assisting with Property Valuations on behalf of banks and other lending institutions; mainly related to the rural environment (e.g. farms and equestrian) and will include residential and commercial elements.

·       Assisting in sales and lettings of property, largely rural and village.

·       Compensation claims, grants and subsides and joint ventures.

·       Identifying new business opportunities and promoting the brand throughout the region.

·       Managing and developing client relationships (new and existing).

·       Supporting delivery of the business plan including delivery of agreed targets.

·       Liaising with contractors, clients and colleagues.

·       Assisting in the delivery of agreed financial targets and being responsible for managing own performance whilst exceeding in core technical skills.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will work towards achieving the Chartered Surveyor Degree apprenticeship, which includes:

Bsc honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM)

You will also work towards your APC (Professional accreditation), which is the final assessment of your apprenticeship

Training will be delivered at Harper Adams University through block weeks of training, supported by activities in the workplace such as work shadowing. There will be 8 block weeks of training throughout the year on campus that you will be expected to attend.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship leads to a qualified profession (MRICS). We will support you to achieve this as part of the structured programme. Once qualified you will have the opportunity to grow further within the business. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A levels (Grade A-C) Essential

Things to consider

This will be a varied role with a combination of assisting with property valuations related to the rural environment. You will also be dealing with compensation claims, grants, subsidies joint ventures, among other duties related to rural property. You will need to be confident in talking to a range of clients and be able to develop new and existing client relationships. You will need to balance work, study and home life and manage different priorities for meeting deadlines at work and also for academic study. You will be supported by your employer and the university to do this but you will need to effectively manage your time in order to meet these demands.

About the employer

At Berrys, we do things a little differently to all the rest. With a team of forward-thinking chartered surveyors, town planners, architects and business consultants, we offer all your property-related services under one roof. By working together, we deliver results. Whether our clients are from the commercial, residential or rural sectors, drawing on experience across all areas allows us to see the full picture. With a clear understanding of the challenges our clients face, and attention to detail that we apply to every aspect of a project, we can find solutions that maximise the potential of your land, property and business, from outset to completion. With six offices across the UK and a strong reputation both locally and regionally of providing high-quality professional advice, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of property.






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Training provider



Carol Rogers

01952 815054

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this role, email your CV to with a covering letter, demonstrating your understanding of the role of a Rural Surveyor, and why this is your chosen career.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Aug 2022