Dalcour Maclaren Limited

Apprentice Surveyor (Oxfordshire) - Degree (Level 6)

Dalcour Maclaren Limited (Employer)

Harper Adams University (Training Provider)

Wage To be agreed upon appointment
37.5 hours per week Typically Monday to Friday with 37.5 hours contracted per week. Exact days and hours TBC
60 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Chartered surveyor (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
30 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you passionate about Rural Surveying? This Degree level Chartered Surveyor Apprenticeship involves joining DM in September 2021 to assist Graduate Surveyors on projects with a view to controlling your own schemes. You will study BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise And Land Management at Harper Adams University to pass RICS APC to become Chartered.


Our apprenticeship will run in conjunction with Harper Adams University and the successful candidates will gain a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management which will meet with the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) standard.

Following on from this, you will be in a position to join our Graduate Trainee Scheme for further development. Dalcour Maclaren has a RICS approved Structured Training Agreement and all of our training is aimed at ensuring that candidates pass the APC/ATC on their first attempt.

Applicants need to be self-assured, have good communication skills, attention to detail and good agricultural knowledge. IT skills are essential along with a willingness to embrace new IT systems. The candidates must have their own car.

What your role would involve:

  • Involvement in the day-to-day running of utility projects as instructed by clients in relation to delivering access to public/private land and properties
  • Site visits to reference different utility schemes (including renewables, water, gas, electricity & telecoms) and subsequent preparation of reports
  • Correspondence with land agents, property owners, solicitors, local authorities etc.
  • Preparation of Statutory Notices and other formalities for entry onto private land
  • Comprehensive research into land sales to assist with both land and property valuations
  • Meetings on site prior to works commencing in order to agree access for works to be undertaken
  • Negotiation of compensation claims
  • Assisting in providing regular client update reports and attending scheme progress meetings as required
  • Day to day updating of schemes on the company database

Future Prospects

Following on from this, you will be in a position to join our Graduate Trainee Scheme and you may decide you wish to progress to an MSc in the future. Dalcour Maclaren also acts for clients in a number of different and diverse areas of work and it is envisaged you will have some exposure to these areas throughout your training programme. These include:

  • Project management
  • Route & acquisition feasibility
  • Legal agreements
  • Agency & acquisition of land
  • Portfolio management
  • Lease renewals
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Compensation claims
  • GPS mapping

Reality Check

More reasons to come on board:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus your birthday plus all bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid study leave
  • Flexible working
  • Healthcare cover
  • iPhone and laptop
  • Enrolment into the Dalcour Maclaren pension scheme
  • Corporate fundraising events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular office socials
  • Summer & Winter company parties
  • Regular company sponsored training
  • Accessible office locations with free parking
  • Professional subscriptions paid

Skills Required

A position on the Dalcour Maclaren apprenticeship scheme will offer the successful individual a full-time role within a forward thinking and expanding company plus the opportunity to work in a friendly, professional environment with like-minded individuals. We invest in our employees to help them develop key skills and believe that by getting them involved in our client projects from day one they will develop the skills and confidence required to help them succeed on their chosen career pathway.

Qualities Required

Undertaking an apprenticeship requires commitment, ambition and good organisational skills.

Qualifications Required

Entry requirements are as follows:

  • English and maths GCSE (grades A*-C or 9-4 or equivalent)
  • 3 A levels - grades C/4, equivalent or above
  • An apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline - any experience will be considered
  • BTEC DMM or higher
  • Mature applicants with experience will be considered on a case by case basis

Training Provided

Apprentices start at level 4 and progress to Level 6. The apprenticeship is typically undertaken over five academic years, with teaching delivered in a series of week-long blocks at Harper Adams University, spread across the academic year. As apprentices, you will be fully enrolled as a student, and work towards your Degree, but the fees will be covered by your employer through a funding agreement. In the first year modules studied are:

  • Valuation & Estate Management
  • Animal Production Systems (Land Management)
  • Sustainable Crop Production
  • Professional Practice Skills Development

Successful apprentices will achieve our BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management and then progress to the APC for full Chartered Membership of the RICS as part of the End Point Assessment. The degree incorporates both vocational and academic elements with supervision and ongoing assessment. Successfully completing the degree and End Point Assessment with RICS, guarantees completion of the Degree Apprenticeship Standard and generates the Apprenticeship Certificate.

Our team of qualified teaching chartered surveyors are supported by a chartered forester, a chartered builder and a town planner. Many teach in industry through the short courses Harper Adams University offers, including a range of RICS, CAAV and professional CPD courses. This means that you can be confident apprentices are being taught by staff working at the forefront of their discipline. For more information on the course go to https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/apprenticeship/201151/chartered-surveyor-rural-degree-apprenticeship

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