Apprentice Land & Measured Building Surveyor Global Surveys

A fantastic opportunity for a keen and highly motivated person looking to start their career in the geomatical surveying industry. We are looking for a self-motivated person with a good practical approach to problem solving and a positive and proactive attitude. The role involves assisting the surveyor onsite at client premises with calculating land/building measurements. Using the latest survey technology to assist the surveyor by operating the Total Station (Theodolite), GPS, and/or Scanner.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    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 - Friday. Working day varies depending on the location and duration of the survey. We would typically start from the office at 7.00am to be on site at 8.00am. It is not unusual to get back to the office at 1.00pm one day and 6pm the day after.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Initially, the role will see the successful candidate learning all areas of surveying with an experienced member of the team, as well as providing administration support in the office.

Excellent internal progression within the company will be offered to a candidate based on their performance.  The job role would suit a younger person with the willingness to learn on the job and take a genuine interest in the surveying sector.  Working outdoors in all weather and all seasons is required.


  • Assisting the surveyor onsite at client premises with calculating land/building measurements
  • Using the latest survey technology to assist the surveyor by operating the Total Station (Theodolite), GPS, and/or Scanner
  • Checking surveyors' calculations
  • Responsible for checking the surveyors' kit before and after jobs i.e. ensure batteries are fully charged
  • Loading information onto the system and exporting it to AutoCAD
  • Office time will be used to learn how to use software such as n4ce, AutoCAD, and REVIT and to assist the surveyor in producing technical drawings


  • General administrative tasks such as filing, scanning and photocopying
  • Basic office maintenance and cleaning

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

  • Geospatial survey technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

A mixture of off-the-job knowledge training, complemented by working alongside experienced Surveyors.

Blended learning to complete Level 3 Geospatial Survey Technician apprenticeship with the requirement to attend block release training at Dudley College, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology Campus, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4AL, and you will regularly attend in house training and development as part of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Access to additional training for further qualifications, many of which are provided in-house
  • Excellent opportunities and support for career progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Initiative, Physical fitness, Work outdoors in all weathers, Flexible, Team Worker


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/B or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B/5 or above) Essential
Other CSCS Card (Grade We will cover cost) Essential

Things to consider

CSCS Construction Related Occupation card - We will cover costs to take HS&E Test and card application Clear Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required - We will cover application costs Full clean UK Driving License (desirable) Reliable method of transport to get to/from head office (required) Overtime opportunities Paid travel time In-lieu time scheme 20 days + bank holidays annual leave - Additional 1 day per year (max. of 25 days) after 5 years continuous service Corporate Healthcare Scheme Work boots and safety equipment provided Company Pension Salary sacrifice childcare vouchers You may be asked to work away at very short notice, please be mindful of this when applying

About the employer

Established in 1978 we are a company who specialise in supplying high quality Geomatic Surveying services throughout the UK.


Global Surveys


3 Brookfield, Duncan Close

Moulton Park Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Geospatial survey technician

Level 3 (A level)

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