Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship at London Borough of Brent London Borough of Brent

Estates Surveyor, you will be working in the Commercial Property Team with our Property Negotiators, Estate Surveyors and Senior Surveyors. Where you will work on our annual asset valuation programme, for profit and non-for-profit property lettings, building and land estate management and various operational projects.

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

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    At Brent we pay LLW for all of our apprenticeship schemes. Other benefits include: Public Sector Pension Discounted parking Good local transport links Employee benefits scheme

  • Working week

    This is a 36 hour week Monday - Friday based at Brent Civic Centre. On occasion the post holder could be expected to work outside of normal working hours (08.00 to 18.00) and may occasionally include working at weekends.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To support the operation, control, maintenance, and oversight of the Council’s Commercial (and some Residential) Property Estate and ensure it is cared for and monitored, with accountability for and attention to its useful life and condition
  • To provide day to day assistance to the senior colleagues and clients when directed and follow guidance and instructions
  • To diligently handle all instructions and to maintain comprehensive records for all work undertaken, updating the case management systems as appropriate
    To assist Estate Surveyors and Senior Surveyors in undertaking inspections of properties for valuations, marketing and surveying purposes within the levels of competence.
    Undertaking general administrative work including data analysis and processing in relation to land and buildings and dealing with queries, raising purchase orders and payments to assist the needs of the team as appropriate
    Undertake detailed inspections of buildings or land, including carrying out condition surveys, measured surveys, building surveys and plans, market valuation and market rental assessments
  • Examine plans, drawings, specifications and other documents submitted for approval to make sure they comply with building regulations
  • Analyse information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites and prepare reports for management decision making
  • Negotiate solutions relating to legal issues regarding land and property ownership and occupation, such as lease renewals and lease termination, agree heads of terms and all approval documentation
  • Supporting our surveyors with their day-to-day work, whether this be finding information on cases to drafting agreements for final approval
  • Carry out land registry searches for the Team or internal clients in relation to project work and prepare Land Registry compliant red line plans which accompany leases, contracts and reports.
  • Responding to external customer enquiries as required

Collating data to support:

  •  Rent Reviews 
  • Compensation claims 
  • Asset reviews 
  • Insurance policies
  • Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Audit
  • Prepare marketing particulars and market property for letting, negotiating terms for lease or contract agreements and manage the conveyancing and legal process from initial instruction through to completion of the lease or contract, liaising with the Legal Department to progress legal matters
  • Ensuring licensees and leaseholders comply with their obligations under the terms of their agreements, particularly in relation to health and safety compliance and investigate other breaches of leases, building control or planning conditions
  • To support with the team’s property acquisition and disposal work for various client programmes, liaising with agents, marketing property, take properties to auction and prepare marketing particulars
  • Responsible for the maintenance, control and regular update of the council’s property records, including inputting new leases, detailing rent, insurance and service charge arrangements, including closing down tenant records when occupation comes to an end
  • Responsible for raising rent, insurance and service charge invoices, including development of a data base system that can automatically undertake this essential revenue collection function, liaising with finance as required
  • Carry out building surveyors and prepare estimated cost plans for refurbishment and repair and prepare discounted cash flow (DCF) valuations to determines whether an investment is worthwhile based on future cash flows

The training you will be getting

  • You will be based at Brent Civic Centre with some on site and off-site training, whilst studying for your degree one day a week at University
  • You will gain your degree as a Chartered Surveyor in Building surveying.  Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At the end of this apprenticeship you should be able to work as a Chartered Surveyor, confident in the skills, and knowledge you have gained throughout your apprenticeship 

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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Interest in local government, Community Support, Brent resident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or L4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or L4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Various (Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

An interest in developing a career in Chartered Surveyor, there will be off-site visits. Keen to learn, flexible & positive approach to work, teamwork, reliable, punctual, with good communication & customer service skills, with an interest in developing a career in property and surveying. Ideally a Brent Resident.

About the employer

Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes for our residents. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent are just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough. We work hard to represent our community and are looking for likeminded Brent residents to join us. Working in Wembley Park, alongside our neighbours Wembley stadium, Wembley arena, Box Park and LDO, makes Brent an exciting location to work.


London Borough of Brent


Brent Civic Centre

Engineers Way



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Chartered surveyor (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Upon closing the advert we will short list candidates, those that are successful will be invited to a 3 stage process as below: A telephone interview An assessment centre A face to face interview. All of the above are dependant on the person passing each stage of the process. Prospective apprentices will be required to pass the university selection criteria and interview process, prior to a job offer being made.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Feb 2024