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The Land Referencer role is crucial in facilitating entry on to all private land where Wessex Water is required to carry our work, as part of our capital programme and day to day operations. You will establish the ownership and occupation details of private land, create plans illustrating land ownership and will be responsible for working collaboratively with various project teams.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits for you Pension - up to 20% combined contribution 25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Are you a confident communicator, who is organised and possesses excellent interpersonal skills? If so, we have a great opportunity within our Engineering and Sustainable Delivery Department for a Land Referencer!

What will you be doing?

  • You will establish the ownership and occupation details of private land that will be affected by capital schemes by means of land registry searches, checking billing records, electoral rolls, internet searches and making direct contact with third parties
  • Create plans illustrating land ownership and accompanying schedules detailing any party with an interest in the land, as found from the land referencing tasks
  • Follow up enquiries via phone/site visit, encouraging parties to sign access licences and respond to any concerns they may have
  • Assist with processing, investigating, and resolving any correspondence which has been returned to sender
  • Produce and distribute legal notices to landowners identified by the land referencing task
  • Maintain audit trail to contribute towards the audit trail of the project’s deliverables
  • The referencer will be responsible for working collaboratively with various project teams to deliver high-quality land ownership information to the Wessex Water business

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

You will receive a Level 4 (HNC) Land Referencer apprenticeship standard, provided by The National College of Transport and Infrastructure.

You will be given day release every two weeks to attend college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the Land Referencer Apprenticeship you will be able to apply for roles within the land entry team such as: 

  • Land Entry Reference 
  • Land Entry Administrator 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Various Subjects (Grade A-D) Essential

About the employer

Wessex Water is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the south west of England. Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support professional development, career progression and opportunities for everyone. We have a wealth of benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health & wellbeing and flexible working.




Wessex Water Operations Centre

Claverton Down Road

Claverton Down


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Land referencer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please send a copy of you CV and Covering letter to Paul Haywood, referencing 'Application for Land Referencer Apprenticeship' in subject line

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

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Closing date: today