Apprentices are applied for and paid just like any other job, however, the big difference is that while you're learning on-the-job, you'll also gain an academic and RICS qualification — the most sought after professional qualification in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

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

We don't offer apprenticeships directly, but there are some fantastic resources available to help you start looking for your dream job:

Why not take things into your own hands? Research surveying organisations to see when they open their apprenticeship applications or approach an organisation yourself to see if they are taking anyone on.

What's currently available

Currently, two apprenticeships can be offered by employers: Surveying Technician and Chartered Surveyor; both require successful completion of RICS professional qualifications at the end of the programme.

Surveying Technician Apprenticeship

  • Takes two years to complete
  • Get a Level 3 Diploma in Surveying
  • Become an associate member of RICS (AssocRICS)
  • £41,679 average AssocRICS salary
  • Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade C, including maths and English or equivalent

Find out more about the role and what skills are required

Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship

  • Takes five years to complete
  • Get a degree for free
  • Become a chartered member of RICS (MRICS)
  • £54,762 average MRICS salary
  • Entry requirements: Three A levels at Grade C or equivalent, including completion of a Level 3 Surveying Technician apprenticeship

Find out more about the role and what skills are required

These apprenticeships currently cover the following areas of surveying:

  • Building surveying
  • Commercial property
  • Land (only available as Surveying Technician Apprenticeship)
  • Minerals and waste management (only available as Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship)
  • Planning and development
  • Project management
  • Residential property
  • Rural (only available as Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship)
  • Valuation
  • Quantity surveying

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