Trainee July 2024

Type: Trainee

July 2024 Trainee Residential Surveyor Programme

Trading since 1989, e.surv is the UKs largest and leading provider of residential valuation and property risk services. Employing over 600 RICS-registered surveyors across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, e.surv completes the equivalent of one property inspection every 12 seconds. With industry-leading technology, nationwide postcode coverage and a wealth of property risk expertise, e.surv is a great choice for your next career move.

We’re part of LSL Property Services Plc Group of companies, which includes household names, YOUR MOVE and Reeds Rains, as well as the mortgage broker network, Primis. We work with lenders, intermediaries, social housing entities, and estate agents, as well as private customers.

As the future of e.surv, our trainee surveyors play a vital role in shaping our company. Surveying is in our DNA and were passionate about inspiring the next generation of property experts. If youre thinking of training to be a residential surveyor, youve come to the right place. Weve worked with our most experienced technical experts to develop a comprehensive training programme which gives our Trainees exposure to a wide range of property types and scenarios. Youll also benefit from an established mentoring scheme.

You wouldnt expect anything less from a business with our heritage, would you? What you might not expect is the friendly and resourceful central team providing invaluable support to all our customers and clients; or the commitment to the personal and professional development of all our people. When you factor in the flexible benefits, Share Save and BAYE schemes, and our fresh approach to incentive earnings, you start to understand that we do things a little differently at e.surv. Do you have that certain something needed to join our team?

Intent on continuing this success, were now inviting applications for our July 2024 trainees. Its a good time to become a surveyor, and an even better time to join e.surv.

To be considered for the trainee programme, you will need to be eligible for the 1-year route to AssocRICS accreditation and have a strong base knowledge of Residential Building Pathology. The criteria is:

  • A RICS or CIOB accredited degree or post-graduate qualification, plus a minimum of one-year industry relevant work experience.
  • A RICS approved HND, HNC, NVQ Level 3 diploma, BTEC or foundation degree, plus a minimum of two years of industry relevant work experience.
  • 4+ years of industry relevant experience.

A full list of the criteria can be found on the RICS website,

Locations for July 2024

  • Central Oxford
  • Northern Ireland
  • Huddersfield/Halifax
  • Darlington/Harrogate
  • Plymouth
  • South West London
  • Bromley/Dartford
  • Ealing
  • Cheshire
  • Croydon
  • Cornwall
  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Milton Keynes
  • Shropshire/Bala
  • Aberdeen
  • North West London

We are also interested in applications from candidates who have completed the SAVA Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.

Have you got that certain something needed to join our team?

  • Do you meet the eligibility criteria?
  • Do you have a genuine passion for property and strong pathology knowledge?
  • Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Are you able to work as part of a team and build effective working relationships?
  • Do you have strong problem solving and analytical skills, initiative and a proactive approach?

Whats in it for you?

Naturally, we expect you to work hard, learn quickly, ask lots of questions, and have some fun along the way. In return, youll benefit from the support and expertise of our experienced team, together with a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes:

  • Sponsorship for the AssocRICS qualification (including payment of all RICS fees)
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Pension
  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays (after AssocRICS qualification)
  • Private medical insurance (after AssocRICS qualification)
  • Death in service assurance
  • Share incentive schemes

Dont just take our word for it were a little bit biased. So, we asked two of our former Trainees to tell us what they think about life at e.surv.

Kevin Cunningham Former AssocRICS, now MRICS Surveyor

Sarah Shanks-Pell Assoc RICS Surveyor

Sound interesting?

We may be big, but e.surv has always been about quality, not quantity. To apply for a place on our Trainee programme, you must meet eligibility criteria. You will have, or be predicted to obtain a RICS/CIOB accredited Degree/Masters or international equivalent. Alternatively, you will have 4+ years of employed experience in Estate Agency, Property Management or a Surveying related discipline.

How to apply

If youd like to apply for a place on our Trainee Residential Surveyor Programme, please email Please include your location preference from our list of advertised locations in your covering letter.

HINTS AND TIPS – BUILDING PATHOLOGY is the greatest factor in selection and rejection decisions.

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