Apprentice Building Surveyor COOMBER ASSOCIATES LIMITED

Coomber Associates Limited are offering a chance for a candidate to take part in a Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship. You will be working towards becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor with other experienced construction professionals. You will be involved in all aspects of our consultancy work providing you with a breadth of experience and knowledge.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 08:30 to 17:00 Friday: 08:00 to 15:30 Breaks to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will involve:

  • Visiting sites to check and assist with reports and preparation of tender packs including design, spec, scope, and will work closely with the design team to determine scope, products, costs and budgets.
  • Attending meetings, taking minutes and supervision of building work.
  • Working with consultants, statutory bodies and local authorities.
  • Assisting with the undertaking of report writing and presentation.
  • Ensuring work is completed to a standard which complies with current regulations, technical manuals, and health and safety.
  • Frequent liaison with peers and management on technical matters.
  • Use AutoCAD or similar software.

Coomber Associates will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to progress and take real responsibility for their work with oversight and advice from Chartered Surveyors along the way.

You will be involved in all aspects of our consultancy work providing you with a breadth of experience and knowledge.

The training you will be getting

Upon completion you will receive a BSc Hons Degree in Building Surveying

This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), so what you learn on the course applies to the industry.

When you graduate, you'll have the academic and work-based experience that you need to register for the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Upon passing the APC, you will be a Chartered Surveyor.

This apprenticeship requires attendance one day per week on Campus at the University of Portsmouth

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As a smaller employer, there will be ample opportunity for progress and gain independence in your work to lead smaller projects and liaise with clients and contractors as your experience grows.

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, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Self Motivated, Enthusiastic, Ability to prioritise, Ability to multitask, Professional Manner


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 / A-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 / A-C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 112-128 UCAS Points) Desired

Things to consider

If you do not currently have GCSE pass grades in these subjects or are unable to evidence them with a certificate, you will be required to complete a functional skills course before the apprenticeship start date.

About the employer

Chartered Surveyors, Architectural Designers and Property Consultants. We work in a range of sectors including education, residential and commercial. Typically, our workload includes RICS Home Surveys, building pathology, design & specification, tendering, contract administration, project management, quantity surveying and health & safety.




Unit 4 Hedge House, Forest Corner

Hangersley Hill, Hangersley


BH24 3JW

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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


Oliver Coomber

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

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