Apprentice Surveyor - Property Management (Manchester) SAVILLS (UK) LIMITED

The Property Management division provide property management services to a wide and varied client base. We manage all types of properties including shopping centres, industrial, out of town retail, offices and leisure assets. The role is within our Manchester based team, responsible for numerous high profile clients and mandates.

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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 a permanent position based in Property Management requiring high levels of self-motivation and drive to build up detailed property knowledge and good contacts. You will be working towards a degree on the apprenticeship programme, and will need to show commitment to the team and dedication to becoming a long term property specialist within the Property Management division. Once you complete your apprenticeship, you will become a Chartered Surveyor.

Day to day work duties will include:

  • Managing the transition of client/properties over to Savills Property Management and the setting up of new instructions and portfolios as required.
  • Perform the role on key PM mandates reporting into management.
  • Take a very “hands on”  proactive role in property management.
  • Carry out regular property inspections.
  • Be responsible for preparing in advance for client meetings, recording minutes of those meetings and carrying out any actions arising.
  • Ensure accurate client reports are prepared to the correct specifications and issued to clients in accordance with agreed timescales, subject to approval by management as required.
  • Reading and summarising of leases and ensure accurate data is maintained on the property management system and to regularly check update and audit the accuracy of the data.
  • Take a proactive approach in terms of asset management opportunities and the exploiting of potential initiatives.
  • Advance planning for critical lease event dates such as reviews, lease expiries and options and assisting with an implementation strategy for these.
  • Ensure tenant arrears are proactively managed in conjunction with the Savills central credit control team.
  • Dealing with the tenant and client queries in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Draft review and approve service charge budgets.
  • Review service charge cash flow and budgets regularly.
  • Liaise with the building managers and regional facilities managers to ensure that buildings are well maintained at all times.
  • Approve service charge reconciliations.
  • Invoice approval and ensuring correct coding of expenditure in line with the budgets.
  • Identify and progress opportunities for cross selling activities.
  • Identify opportunities for providing additional services to clients.
  • Building strong working relationship with the existing clients.
  • A driving licence is desirable.

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.




12 Booth Street

M2 4AW


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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

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.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024