Chartered surveyor apprenticeship

Chartered surveyor apprenticeship

Chartered surveyors measure, value, protect and enhance the world’s greatest physical assets, from city skyscrapers to sports stadiums, forests to festival sites, shopping centres to the homes we live in.

They provide professional advice to clients relating to land, property or construction. Surveyors undertake detailed inspections of buildings, land or construction sites, analyse the information gained from those visits and recommend solutions to ensure safe and secure working environments. They also provide advice relating to the construction technology of buildings and their materials.

This is a Degree Apprenticeship and it will typically take over five years to complete. During that time you will gain a good understanding of the law as it applies to land, property and construction, and knowledge of information management techniques, financial procedures and health & safety. These days a degree of sustainability is required for most projects and you will learn how to make projects sustainable and how to influence client behaviour to protect the environment.

Chartered surveyor apprentices typically follow one of the following pathways:

  • Valuation
  • Residential or commercial property
  • Planning and development pathway
  • Building surveying
  • Consultant quantity surveying

Depending on the pathway you choose you will gain the necessary relevant skills in: valuation and appraisal; building pathology and the related defects, causes and remedies; property and planning law, and how it affects the occupation and use of buildings and land; procurement and contracts; and costing and cost planning of construction works.

The entry requirements for the chartered surveyor apprenticeship will typically be a minimum of three A2-levels at grade C or higher or a Level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or property-related discipline.

Successful apprentices will achieve a degree in Surveying and will become full chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

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To enroll on a chartered surveying apprenticeship visit the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT):


Level 6 (Degree Apprenticeship)


Qualified chartered surveyors earn higher than average salaries. The average RICS member salary is £48,000

Job roles:

Building surveyor, Commercial property surveyor, Residential property surveyor, Planning and development surveyor, Valuation surveyor, Consultant (Professional) quantity surveyor, Consultant (Professional) project management surveyor

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