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What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are a paid jobs with training. Most of the training is on-the-job, working with you to learn the job specific skills needed for a surveyor and off-the-job training to gain knowledge and understanding developed through studying for a diploma or degree. On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice must perform tasks confidently and completely to the standard set by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Apprenticeships are not just for new entrants to your business but can be used to train your existing workforce and there are no age limits.

Trailblazer Apprenticeships in Surveying

The Surveying Apprenticeship Standards were developed by employers for employers to meet your current workforce needs. CSTT and UCEM have been working for the past two years to provide an flexible, employer friendly apprenticeship delivery model enabling apprentices to access their studies from the workplace and complete their off the job studies at a time that suits the business.

Advanced Apprenticeship Surveying Technician Level 3

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The Surveying Technician apprenticeship includes a Level 3 Surveying Technician Diploma and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate Assessment (AssocRICS). Four AssocRICS pathway options are available:

  • Building Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Valuation

Degree Apprenticeship Chartered Surveyor Level 6

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The Chartered Surveyor apprenticeship includes an RICS accredited UCEM BSc (Hons) degree and includes RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) leading to MRICS status. Five APC pathway options are available:

Click on any pathway above for further details.

Your Commitment

Employers must give their apprentice an induction into their role and provide on-the-job training. Employers are responsible for paying their apprentice’s wages and issuing their contract of employment.

By employing an apprentice, employers have certain requirements to meet:

  • An Apprenticeship Agreement between the employer and the apprentice must be in place
  • The apprentice must receive the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage. Apprentices aged 16-18, or in the first year of their apprenticeship, must be paid a minimum of £3.50 per hour. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age i.e. £5.60 per hour for apprentices aged 18-20, and £7.05 for those 21 and over. Many businesses pay more. –
  • The minimum hours of employment for an apprentice should be at least 30 hours per week.
  • All apprentices must receive the same benefits as other employees
  • Apprentices must have 1 day a week study leave
  • A role and in-house support that will provide the apprentice with the professional and technical competencies for the Associate RICS at L3 and Assessment of Professional Competence at L6