Building Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: North West

Building Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship

Current Team Information

The Manchester BPC Team is a team of c.18 people who provide all aspects of Contract Admin, Project Management and Professional Building Surveying. Our aim is always the same – to provide the best in class, reliable, proactive and value-enhancing advice.

More than 200 of our consultants advise on buildings and projects throughout the UK, with regional offices in England and Scotland and further resources for coverage throughout Europe (across 70 offices). This role will be in the Manchester team which currently comprises 13 fee earners and 3 graduates.

Our clients range across investors, developers and occupiers of real estate in all sectors. Our team brings broad property experience and sector-specific knowledge, backed by the wider research, expertise and the Savills network to bear on every instruction.

About this role

An opportunity exists for an apprentice to work alongside all members of the team supporting their wide-ranging work.

The individual would need to develop an in-depth understanding of the built environment and professional building surveying, in order to assist the team with all aspects of their work and help them to maintain their market-leading position.

The individual should also enjoy and be capable of delivering high-quality written reporting.

Day-to-day work includes:

  • Collating and reviewing information
  • Assisting in preparing reports
  • Helping with the assessment of buildings and advising on all numerous aspects (form of construction, defect analysis, construction projects)
  • Coordinating other professional advisors
  • Assisting in project monitoring instructions
  • Assisting with the preparation of schedules of condition, reinstatement cost assessments, and planned maintenance programs
  • Assisting on pitches and presentations and identifying new business opportunities
  • Project progress site inspections
  • Client meetings

A driving license or learning to drive is imperative.

How youll make an impact

Good communication and organisational skills are vital to succeed as an Apprentice. You will need the ability to manage a varied workload, work as part of a team while also having the ability to use your own initiative, and be passionate about delivering the best service possible for your team and clients.

  • Word and Excel skills
  • Good written, presentation, and numerical skills are essential
  • Strong time management skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Punctual, reliable, keen, and enthusiastic
  • Thirst for knowledge and self-motivation

GCSE English and Maths at Level 4 (Grade C) or above is a mandatory requirement and you may not apply if you are currently studying for or already have a degree. You will also need a minimum of 96 UCAS points You must be eligible to live, work and remain in the UK, within 1 hours commute of the office you are applying to.


5 year training programme (Level 6 Apprenticeship), which includes a part time undergraduate degree (4 years) and an APC training programme (2 years, enrolled in year 4 of the undergraduate degree) leading to become a Chartered Surveyor with an RICS qualification. On the job training is provided to ensure all the required knowledge and experience is obtained throughout the apprenticeship to qualify successfully.

Career development

Once you’ve successfully passed your APC and become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), you’ll continue to receive training and career development opportunities. We ensure that your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is current and that all staff are fully up-to-date with changes to legislation and business needs.


  • Permanent Contract for all apprentices, as opposed to a 5 year training contract
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Pension Scheme Royal London
  • Company mobile phone
  • Training and APC costs covered
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Employee discounts – save money using our MyRewards on thousands of discounts and offers
  • Pitch your idea to our Board via the Savills Dragons Den (Innovation and growth initiative)
  • Sports activities (Hockey, Netball, Skiing, Rugby, Football, Cricket, Badminton & Squash)
  • Employee Assistance Programme A 24 hour service available to all staff and completely confidential
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • ShareSave – Save As You Earn share option scheme

About Savills

Savills apprenticeship programme allows you to gain the training, experience and support you need to build a fulfilling career in real estate.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible experience from the day you receive your offer letter with us, through to the training programmes that support your career development.

We work with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust to offer property apprenticeship opportunities across our business in various locations. If you are passionate about a developing a professional career in property, and would prefer to learn on the job rather than studying full-time at university, these roles may suit you. We have 100 per cent retention rate of our apprentices, who go on to work for Savills after completion of the scheme.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

Please note that applications may close before the application deadline, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

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