Level 3 Surveying Technician Apprentice Valuation Office Agency

Valuing properties for Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rating, Rent Officer Function or District Valuer Services including property inspection, measurement of areas, collecting details relevant to the assessment of value, producing/recording digital surveys. Research, analyse and interpret information to make evidence-based decisions.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In the last few years, we have increased both the minimum and maximum pay points for everyone in the VOA.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, flexible working. There are no core hours colleagues are expected to work and no centrally set hours when colleagues may not work. Working hours are always subject to business need and line manager agreement.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • When you join the Level 3 programme, you will undertake a variety of roles including property inspection, producing digital surveys and valuing properties for either Council Tax or Non-Domestic Rating
  • We will provide full training and mentoring
  • An individual training programme will be put in place for you to make sure you get the right mix of work and breadth of experience required to complete your Level 3 Surveying Technician Apprenticeship and become qualified with RICS

The training you will be getting

  • Off-the-job learning will be provided by JACE training.
  • On completion you will achieve a Level 3 Surveying Technician Diploma comprising a combination of core units and specialist real estate management units
  • Rather than attending formal lectures or classes, you’ll study using JACE’s state-of-the-art online learning environment and digital library, supported with guidance from highly experienced tutors
  • On return to the office produce digital surveys of properties inspected

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once you have completed your apprenticeship you will undertake the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS Associate) Assessment leading to RICS Associate qualification (AssocRICS), which will make you eligible to apply for the Level 6 Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Self motivated and flexible, Willingness to travel, Potential overnight stays


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Any qualifications held or currently being worked towards must differ in content so that this apprenticeship provides substantial new skills. During the apprenticeship candidates cannot undertake any other formal qualifications at the same time. Please note you will be asked to provide copies of your certificates at pre-employment checks stage.

About the employer

We are the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisers. Our valuations underpin the collection of property-related national taxes and benefits and we also provide valuation advice to support other public sector bodies. Our valuation work encompasses every domestic and commercial property in England and Wales so you’ll have the opportunity to gain new skills as well as applying the knowledge and experience you’ve already acquired in your career.


Valuation Office Agency


7 Wellington Place



Paul Wilson-Smith


03000 505514

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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

Surveying 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

Employer's Application Instructions

There are 10 Surveying Technician Apprenticeship vacancies across the VOA in various locations. Apply through the Civil Service jobs reference 338326 .

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Feb 2024