Apprentice Rural Surveyor Clarke and Simpson

Clarke and Simpson are looking to recruit an apprentice to assist in their growing rural department. The apprenticeship starts in September with training at Harper Adams University during block teaching weeks on campus in Shropshire. You will undertake a 5 year apprenticeship and will be supported with training in the workplace.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Salary exceeding the minimum of the apprentice wage in year one, and increasing on at least an annual basis dependent on aptitude and experience”

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm with 1-hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    68 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting our rural and residential surveyors in all aspects of professional work
  • Develop and manage relationships with clients
  • Attending client meetings
  • Preparing client communications and reports
  • Report writing and valuations
  • Site inspections, rent reviews and selling property
  • Negotiation and engagement with stakeholders

The training you will be getting

You will work towards achieving the Chartered Surveyor Degree apprenticeship, which includes:

  • BSc (Hons) degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM)

You will also work towards your APC (the Assessment of Professional Competence), which is the final assessment of your apprenticeship and leads to the MRICS qualification (Chartered Surveyor). 

Training will be delivered at Harper Adams University through block weeks of training, supported by activities in the workplace such as work shadowing. There will be 8 block weeks of training throughout the year on campus that you will be expected to attend.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship leads to a qualified profession (MRICS). We will support you to achieve this as part of the structured programme. Once qualified you will have the opportunity to grow further within the business should you prove yourself as the right fit for the job.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, A desire to learn, Keen interest in rural affairs


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 A levels (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to balance work, study and home life and manage different priorities for meeting deadlines at work and also for academic study. You will be supported by your employer and the university to do this but you will need to manage your time effectively in order to meet these potentially competing demands. You will also need to travel to different rural locations in the surrounding area, so access to your own transport is essential for this role

About the employer

Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents and Auctioneers, Commercial Surveyors based in Suffolk. We deal in rural property matters including estate agency and lettings, land and farm sales, professional consultancy and valuations, the sale of agricultural machinery and plant, development and commercial property, and estate management. We also have our own Auction Centre at Campsea Ashe, Suffolk, that holds weekly general sales and numerous other special sales throughout the year. By combining our strong skill base, depth of experience and focus upon building long-term relationships, we deliver a comprehensive and personal service to every one of our clients


Clarke and Simpson





IP13 9DU

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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


Eleanor Havers MRICS FAAV

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

Please send an email with covering letter and CV to Eleanor Havers MRICS FAAV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jul 2024