Land Referencer Apprentice Level 4 - Birmingham AECOM LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in an environmental consultancy and specialise in Land Referencing, gaining valuable work experience and developing technical skills mentored by professionals within our established and successful consultancy. As an Apprentice Land Referencer you will have the opportunity to work with high-profile clients supporting the collation of evidence, documentation and information for acquiring authorities to obtain land for the purposes of large development or infrastructure projects.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    25 days annual leave plus the option to buy up to 5 more, private medical insurance, 2 paid corporate CSR days per year, a pension scheme, and other flexible benefits such as gym and restaurant discounts

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8 hours per day typically 9am to 6.00pm, which includes an hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be involved in some of the UK’s most complex, iconic and challenging infrastructure projects across various sectors including transport (aviation, rail, highways), utilities, housing, redevelopment, retail, environmental protection, commercial, private and public sectors.

The initial role of the successful apprentice will be to support and assist our Land Referencing Team on a wide variety of projects. In your daily work as a Land Referencer, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills using bespoke systems and GIS.

You will be fully supported to interact with the broader project delivery team and a variety of external stakeholders. Even though most of our work is office-based, there is often a requirement for site visits for identifying occupiers, posting of statutory notices, completion of records of condition and land access negotiation.

The apprenticeship would be full time, with four days spent working at AECOM Birmingham and one day per week spent with the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.

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With both international and domestic clients, we are committed to providing quality, innovative and sustainable solutions using the latest technology in civil & structural engineering whilst taking advantage of our integrated range of services by collaborating with other disciplines across AECOM. We are looking for ambitious, hardworking, enthusiastic apprentices who have computational, mathematical and design skills. Successful candidates will work on a variety of projects from concept design to implementation for clients who operate either locally, nationally or internationally.

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

Land Referencer Level 4 Apprenticeship.

This position is ideally suited to either school leavers or individuals looking to make a career change.

Prior experience of working in environmental consultancy is not necessary, however, to be accepted you will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade ‘C/4’ or above, including mathematics & English
  • Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities
  • Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects
  • English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports

A levels (or equivalent) or a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma although not essential would be ideal. 

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

AECOM invest heavily in the quality of our Apprentices and the development opportunities provided enable learning from some of the most talented and renowned experts in their field whilst bringing fresh approaches and further diversifying our workforce.  

AECOM provides the opportunity to develop professionally whilst working within a positive environment, where learning and development is actively promoted and supported.

As well as registering onto the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure programme, the successful candidate will join AECOM’s ADVANCE programme – a training programme which all our new graduates and apprentices participate in.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to join AECOM’s Early Careers Network – which organises a range of activities including webinars and social events – and the local office Green Team.  AECOM’s Green Teams drive forward environmental initiatives and arrange activities throughout the year to support those initiatives.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Self Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Science or Engineering (Grade DDM) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants with non-standard qualifications or Significant prior work experience in a relevant sector, will be considered on an individual basis.

About the employer

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.




Colmore Building

20 Colmore Circus Queensway


B4 6AT


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Apprenticeship standard

Land referencer

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website. please submit your CV and covering letter as per instructions in this advert.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2023