This will be a full-time role within a forward thinking, busy and expanding company. You will be working in a friendly, professional environment with like-minded individuals. We encourage further training to enable you to take responsibility for clients' projects and to develop skills required to help you succeed in your chosen career pathway.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting salary will depend on experience and knowledge of the Chartered Surveyor role, to be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, exact hours to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·       Involvement in the day-to-day running of utility projects as instructed by clients in relation to delivering advice to public/private land and properties

·       Site visits to reference and subsequent preparation of reports

·       Correspondence with land agents, property owners, solicitors, local authorities etc.

·       Comprehensive research into land sales to assist with both land and property valuations

·       Meetings on site prior to projects commencing

·       Negotiation with Planning Authorities and VOA

·       Assisting in providing regular client update reports and attending scheme progress meetings as required

·       Day to day updating of projects on company spreadsheets

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

Apprentices start at level 4 and progress to Level 6. The apprenticeship is typically undertaken over five academic years, with teaching delivered in a series of week-long blocks at Harper Adams University, spread across the academic year. As apprentices, you will be fully enrolled as a student, and work towards your Degree, but the fees will be covered by your employer through a funding agreement. In the first year modules studied are:

·       Rural Planning and Development

·       Valuation & Estate Management

·       Valuations for fund and rating purposes

·       Professional Practice Skills Development

Successful apprentices will achieve our BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management and then progress to the APC for full Chartered Membership of the RICS as part of the End Point Assessment. The degree incorporates both vocational and academic elements with supervision and ongoing assessment. Successfully completing the degree and End Point Assessment with RICS, guarantees completion of the Degree Apprenticeship Standard and generates the Apprenticeship Certificate.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Following on from this, you will be in a position to join our Graduate  Scheme and you may decide you wish to progress to an MSc in the future.  Davies & Co. 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

·       Development Land and Option Agreements

·       Agency & acquisition of land and investment properties

·       Property management

·       Lease renewals

·       Compulsory Purchase Orders

·       Compensation claims

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A levels (Grade C or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Construction or property related (Grade DMM) Desired

Things to consider

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 manage your time effectively in order to meet these potentially competing demands.

About the employer

Rural Chartered Surveyors and Planning and Rating Consultants. We advise farmers and rural land owners in relation to diversification of their businesses into leisure and commercial, including valuations, securing planning permission and funding.


Davies & Co





NN16 0BU

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Training provider



Barry Davies

07850 555026

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please send your CV and cover letter to: If you would like more information about the role, please contact Barry Davies: 07850 555026

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023