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Apprentice Building Control Officer London Borough of Haringey

We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. We are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

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

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is locked for the first two years then increases to:- Year 3 – £28,470 per annum Year 4 – £32,988 per annum

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm,

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    52 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be supporting a team with a range of tasks associated with Building Control including   providing support and assistance involving administration, Customer Care or IT duties and other tasks that support the team. 

You will also receive regular on-the-job training from your manager and colleagues to help you develop in the role.

Under supervision and during the course of employment candidates are expected to become skilled at: 

  • Understanding how applications are submitted, registered and validated
  • Assessment of Building Regulation Full Plan Applications through learning the skills of plan checking.
  • Undertaking site inspections to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations, London Building Acts and other associated legislation.
  • Providing technical advice to members of the public and other council departments.
  • Consulting, negotiating and instructing architects, surveyors, builders, applicants and consultees to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Investigating unauthorised building work and undertake appropriate enforcement action

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

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported to meet the key Knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard.

The academic delivery element of the course will be delivered via a blend of F2F and Online line learning and lectures.
Apprentices will be expected to attend Wolverhampton university on a series of 1 week Block release training on key weeks throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Control.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Building Control Surveyors provide an impartial, independent and accountable third party service certificating that building work achieves compliance with minimum standards, namely those set out in the Building Regulations. Building Control differs from other surveying roles in that Surveyors perform what is essentially an enforcement function, ensuring compliance through the Building Act 1984. In addition to construction technology, a Building Control Surveyor requires a full working knowledge of Building Regulations and associated legislation in force at the time work has been carried out in relation to areas such as structural, thermal, fire, acoustics, ventilation and inclusive design. Building Control Surveyors must be excellent communicators as this is a highly customer-facing role, requiring diplomacy and assertiveness, remaining impartial using the powers conferred on them to prosecute if necessary to protect the health and safety of people, and the wider environment.

Professional registration
Successful apprentices will be eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and / or the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) having met the academic requirements for membership. Apprentices will also need to meet any additional requirements set out by the CIOB and / or the IFE as part of their membership application processes at the time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Non judgemental


Other LABC level 4 diploma in building control (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

Working in the public sector is all about making a difference to people’s everyday lives, making the environment in which they live a better place, and giving them the tools they need to improve their own lives and play an active role in the community.


London Borough of Haringey


River Park House

225 High Road


N22 8HQ


Howard Deighton

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Building control surveyor (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Oct 2022