Apprentice Rural Surveyor - Degree (Level 6)

Berrys (Employer)

Harper Adams University (Training Provider)

Annual wage £16,000.00
37.5 hours per week The working week will be 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday Hours will generally be 8.30 - 5pm but some flexibility may be required
60 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Chartered surveyor (degree) (apprenticeship standard)
12 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity to join Berrys as a Chartered Surveyor (Rural) Degree Apprentice (in association with Harper Adams University) starting September 2022 Kettering Office. You will undertake a 5 year apprenticeship with Harper Adams University, and will be supported with on the job training in a supportive and friendly environment.


What will the apprentice be doing?

·       Areas of professional work will include providing advice to both landlords and tenants, as well as estate management

·       Assisting with Property Valuations on behalf of banks and other lending institutions; mainly related to the rural environment (e.g. farms and equestrian) and will include residential and commercial elements.

·       Assisting in sales and lettings of property, largely rural and village.

·       Compensation claims, grants and subsides and joint ventures.

·       Identifying new business opportunities and promoting the brand throughout the region.

·       Managing and developing client relationships (new and existing).

·       Supporting delivery of the business plan including delivery of agreed targets.

·       Liaising with contractors, clients and colleagues.

·       Assisting in the delivery of agreed financial targets and being responsible for managing own performance whilst exceeding in core technical skills.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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

Bsc honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM)

You will also work towards your APC (Professional accreditation), which is the final assessment of your apprenticeship

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 is the expected career progression after this 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. 

Reality Check

This will be a varied role with a combination of assisting with property valuations related to the rural environment. You will also be dealing with compensation claims, grants, subsidies joint ventures, among other duties related to rural property. You will need to be confident in talking to a range of clients and be able to develop new and existing client relationships. 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 effectively manage your time in order to meet these demands.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

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