Chartered Surveyor (Rural) Degree Apprenticeship (Bicester, Oxfordshire) DALCOUR MACLAREN LIMITED

Our 5-year Apprenticeship gives you the knowledge, experience and qualification you need to start a career as a rural Chartered Surveyor. You’ll get hands-on experience at the UK’s leading Utility and Infrastructure Surveying Firm, working on various exciting projects across airports, road, rail, water, telecoms and power.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We offer a competitive salary and package. Details will be provided at interview.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 9.00am - 5.30pm, with some travel to sites. Apprentices will be granted time off for training and block weeks of study at University.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will join a dynamic team of surveyors, projects managers and geomatics professionals who will support you through your studies and involve you in various projects across our key sectors including water, power, telecoms and transport:

  • You will assist in negotiating compensation claims
  • Liaising with landowners and working on large compulsory purchase projects

The training you will be getting

  • You will be studying your BSc Honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management accredited by RICS with Harper Adams University. In addition to your attendance at University our training Academy will support and guide you through your qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A position on the Dalcour Maclaren apprenticeship scheme will offer the successful individual a full-time role within a forward-thinking and expanding company
  • You will work in a friendly and professional environment with like-minded individuals
  • From day one, you will get involved in our clients’ projects, and be given the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence required to succeed on your chosen career pathway

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Driving licence


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C or 4) Essential
Other Three A Levels (Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to their own car to visit sites and carry out surveys, many of which are remote and rural. At Dalcour Maclaren, we ensure you feel recognised and valued for the work you do. We will offer successful candidates a full-time role at the end of their apprenticeship.

About the employer

With 400 people in offices across England, Scotland, NI and Wales, opportunities for you to grow, succeed and thrive at Dalcour Maclaren are limitless. We deliver the future by playing our part in building sustainable and improved infrastructure across the UK and beyond. We have a fresh approach to land and the environment for Utilities and Infrastructure, and we embrace new technology to deliver excellent results for all.




1 Staplehurst Farm



OX25 3QU



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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

To apply, follow the link below More information can be found on our website:

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

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024