Apprentice Surveyor - Rural & Projects (Oxford) SAVILLS (UK) LIMITED

The Oxford Rural team offers Estate Management, Agency, Farming, Professional Valuation, and Forestry consultancy. We have a collaborative approach and operate as part of the larger multi-disciplinary office, alongside teams delivering a range of services including planning, building surveying, and development consultancy.

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

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 9.00am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an opportunity to join a friendly and energetic Estate Management team with a diverse workload including retained management work and associated strategic consultancy, with institutional and private Estate Management and Consultancy clients.

The role is to play a key part in the delivery of fee earning and excellent client service within the Oxford Rural Management team. The work of a rural surveyor draws on a wide range of professional and technical skills and knowledge in key areas including agriculture, valuation and management of the natural environment and landscape.

The team has an established and varied client base, including many of the Oxford colleges, corporate and institutional bodies, and private and individual clients such as farmers, landowners, homeowners, investors, business owners and entrepreneurs. The successful candidate will assume an apprentice role to support the management team with the delivery of our clients’ objectives.

Day to day work duties will include:

  • Working as part of a close team, with good communication and responsibility
  • Managing existing let and in hand property and enterprises including residential, commercial, agricultural and sporting
  • Assisting with identifying and implementing opportunities to diversify and improve clients’ assets
  • Arranging and supervising compliance, maintenance and refurbishment of clients’ property portfolios
  • Assisting with the re-letting of residential, commercial, and agricultural properties, and negotiating lease renewals and rent reviews

Our work is diverse and exciting, and our surveyors are working in rapidly changing rural land markets, with dynamic and forward-thinking clients. The range of asset types and ownership structures is often diverse, and we work in some of the most scenic and high value rural locations.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for the candidate to either kick start their surveying career or make a career change.

A driving licence is essential, as you will be required to travel to various sites.

The training you will be getting

5-year training programme (Level 6 Apprenticeship), which includes a part time undergraduate degree (4 years) and an APC training programme (2 years, enrolled in year 4 of the undergraduate degree) leading to become a Chartered Surveyor with an RICS qualification.

On the job training is provided to ensure all the required knowledge and experience is obtained throughout the apprenticeship to qualify successfully.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After you complete your apprenticeship you will continue your career with Savills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Word and Excel skills, Written skills, Punctual and reliable, Keen and enthusiastic, Thirst for knowledge, Self-motivation


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is one of the world's leading property agents. Our experience and expertise spans the globe, with 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Our scale gives us wide-ranging specialist and local knowledge, and we take pride in providing best-in-class advice as we help individuals, businesses and institutions make better property decisions.




Wytham Court

11 West Way



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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

Applications will open on the 5th of February 2024. The application process will include: an application form, personality profile, assessment centre and face to face Interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Mar 2024