On an apprenticeship you combine work with studying towards an academic and RICS qualification. The best bit is you are paid a salary and don’t have to pay for any of your tuition, including if you study for a degree.

Apprenticeship benefits

  • Earn a salary while you study
  • Learn on the job, out of the classroom
  • No student loans and no tuition fees — no debt
  • Gain an industry-recognised qualification that is in global demand
  • Open the door to a diverse and exciting range of careers

Where you can apply

As the End Point Assessment organisation RICS cannot offer  surveying apprenticeships, but the links below lead to some fantastic resources available to help you start looking for your dream job.  Or why not take things into your own hands and research surveying organisations to see when they open  apprenticeship applications or approach tem  to see if they are taking anyone on.

Be aware that some employers list apprenticeship vacancies under surveyor when they do not link to AssocRICS or MRICS.  To ensure you are on an apprenticehip leading to RICS make sure they are following the apprenitceshipship programmes below.

Apprenticeships assessed by RICS

By choosing an employer offering one of the following apprenticeship programmes you are starting your career to become an RICS qualified surveyor.  

Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

Collect and process information to inform advice to clients on land, property or construction.

  • Takes two years to complete
  • Get a Level 3 Diploma in Surveying
  • On completion gain Associate status of RICS (AssocRICS)
  • Covers following areas: Building surveying, Commercial property, Land, Planning and development, Project management, Residential property, Valuation and Quantity surveying
  • Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a relevant Level 2 apprenticeship

Find out more about the programme and what skills are required

Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship

Provide professional advice and recommendations to clients on land, property or construction.

  • Takes five years to complete
  • Get a Level 6 Degree in Surveying
  • On completion gain Chartered status of RICS (MRICS)
  • Covers following areas: Building surveying, Commercial property, Minerals and waste management, Planning and development, Project management, Residential property, Rural, Valuation and Quantity surveying
  • Entry Requirements: three A levels at Grade C or higher or their equivalent or a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship e.g. Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

Find out more about the programme and what skills are required

Geospatial Survey Technician Apprenticeship

Collect geospatial data for a wide range of uses including the creation of maps and satellite navigation systems.

  • Takes two years to complete
  • On completion can apply for Associate status of RICS (AssocRICS)
  • Covers: Geospatial data, Health and safety, Cartography, Measurement, Geospatial technology (including GIS), Sustainability and Legal and regulatory compliance
  • Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a relevant Level 2 apprenticeship

Find out more about the programme and what skills are required

Geospatial Mapping and Sciences Apprenticeship

Interpret and analyse geospatial data (data relating to geographic position on the earth’s surface)

  • Takes five years to complete
  • Get a Level 6 Degree in Geospatial Science
  • On completion can apply for Chartered status of RICS (MRICS)
  • Covers following areas: Land boundaries and land management, Advanced geospatial technology, Advanced mapping and measurement, Geospatial data management and analysis, Health and safety, Law of land and sea and Sustainability
  • Entry Requirements: three A levels at Grade C or higher or their equivalent or a relevant Level 3 apprenticeship e.g. Geospatial Survey Technician Apprenticeship

Find out more about the programme and what skills are required

Digital Engineering Technician

Completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques such as virtualisation and simulation of design, construction and management of assets

  • Takes three years to complete
  • Get a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment and Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Built Environment Design
  • On completion can apply for Associate status of RICS (AssocRICS)
  • Covers: Health and Safety, Sustainability, Engineering, Commercial & Financial principles, Design, Technology & Innovation, Planning, Construction Sector understanding and Customer Care
  • Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a relevant Level 2 apprenticeship

Find out more about the programme and what skills are required

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