An exciting opportunity to earn while you learn and progress into a qualified BCS. The role covers the full spectrum of building control surveying services, including plan checks, site inspections, and contract administration. All whilst obtaining a BSc (Hons) Building Control degree funded by the Company (No university debt!).

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Closing date: 10 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Generous holiday allowance Performance Related Bonus Funded qualification and fees (RICS/CABE) Life Assurance PMI EAP Company pension scheme 3% employer contribution Claim reasonable mileage expenses inline with government rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:30pm (30 minutes unpaid lunch break). No weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    54 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects and liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
  • Effective diary management using various Microsoft packages i.e., Outlook
  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating, and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships, via telephone, emails and letters
  • Maintaining commercial and quality control procedures for projects under your control
  • Monitoring alerts on the Document Control Centre (DCC system) within our Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Taking responsibility for projects within your level of responsibility
  • Attending site inspections and completing plan checks
  • Managing relationships with key customers to promote business development as seek feedback
  • Ensure awareness and uphold best practice in respect of all risk management initiatives and that all policies and procedures are adhered to within their office to ensure rigor around PI/PL insurance, CICAIR
  • Willingness to study and complete Off-the-Job learning with UCEM (University College of Estate Management) for the BSc (Hons) Building Control degree

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

Off-the-job training will be provided by the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). You will achieve an accredited BSc (Hons) Building Control degree. Rather than attending formal lectures or classes, you’ll study for the degree using UCEM’s fully supported online learning environment and digital library, including support from highly experienced tutors.

In addition, you will participate in a series of ‘professional practice’ virtual classroom sessions. These sessions focus on supporting the development of the broader knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to successfully complete the apprenticeship and to have a successful career in Building Control. 

For on-the-job training you will be required to maintain a logbook recording how your experience demonstrates that you have each of the relevant, knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) as set out in the Building Control Surveyor (Degree) Apprenticeship Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once qualified you will be appointed as a qualified Building Control Surveyor. You will be supported in gaining your membership in RICS or CABE as a Chartered member.

There are many routes to progression beyond this point, such as the prospects of becoming; Senior Building Control Surveyor, Principal, Area Building Control Manager, Technical Auditor and more.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent any subject must hold (Grade 96 UCAS points) (Grade Grade 96 UCAS points) Essential

Things to consider

Driving is included as part of your duties to attend site inspections – A full UK driving licence and accessibility to a car are essential

About the employer

Oculus Building Consultancy, part of Assent Group has seen huge success and growth in recent years and we are looking for Apprentice Building Control Surveyors (ABCS) to join us on our journey. Assent is a private Approved Inspector and we support the delivery of safe and inspirational buildings, in accordance with building safety regulations. Our role is a critical one and with experience, insight and technical expertise across the wider industry, we will be expanding our suite of business services and need to grow our team with the next generation of building surveyors. We are shaping the future of our industry and with continuous investment in technology, processes and the professional development of our teams, we build strong, long-term relationships with clients and are dedicated to providing a high quality, responsive service which achieves building regulation compliance. People are the heart of our business and we pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, making work-life balance a priority and offering continuous training and development in your career with us.




Unit 2B/C Beehive Mill

Jersey St


M4 6JG


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Apprenticeship standard

Building control surveyor (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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