You will be working alongside our Surveying Technicians, travelling across the UK to survey various different buildings. You will also use computers and CAD, as well as interacting with customers and more.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Shifts to be confirmed. Minimum of 30 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Conduct topographical surveys with total stations, capturing land features, contours, often requiring nationwide travel for diverse site locations, including visiting interesting and unique buildings
  • Perform detailed measured building surveys, including dimensions, detailed elevations, and structural elements, using laser scanners, potentially across various regions and on architecturally significant structures
  •  Process and analyse survey data for accuracy, adjusting as necessary, which might involve data from different geographic locations and a variety of building types
  • Create precise 2D and 3D models of surveyed areas using CAD software, integrating real-time survey data, accommodating projects from across the country, including historic and iconic buildings


The training you will be getting

  • Expect a combination of classroom learning and hands-on field training, emphasising practical application of surveying equipment like total stations and laser scanners
  • Training on CAD software, involving both theoretical lessons and practical exercises to master 2D and 3D modelling
  • Regular assessments and feedback sessions to monitor progress and understanding of surveying principles and equipment usage
  • Continuous learning opportunities, including workshops and off-site training, to keep skills updated with evolving surveying technologies and methods
  • On-the-job training 
  • Off-the-job trianing 
  • Block release training to SMB Group - Stephenson Campus
  • Apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Construction Support Technician Qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Gain proficiency in using advanced surveying equipment like total stations and laser scanners and become skilled in conducting both topographical and measured building surveys with high accuracy
  • Develop expertise in creating detailed 2D and 3D models using CAD software, alongside the ability to analyse and interpret survey data effectively for various projects
  • Acquire valuable hands-on experience and industry knowledge, leading to potential job opportunities in surveying, with the skills necessary to collaborate effectively with architects, engineers and construction team.
  • Potential Level 4 progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Initiative, Computer Literacy, Time management skills, Problem solving ability


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

A full UK driving licence is desirable, due to travel across the whole of the UK. Travel time should be taken into consideration when applying for this role.

About the employer

IG Surveys is a Professional Surveying Practice offering UK wide coverage and a comprehensive range of surveys to suit any size project.




Unit 1, Garden Court

Gee Road


LE67 4NB

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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


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Apprenticeship standard

Construction support technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

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