Building Surveying (Level 3)

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Work on the essential infrastructure designed to keep London moving, from stations and major transport interchanges to historic listed buildings.

Semira, Building Surveying Apprentice“I’ve always been passionate about working in the built environment. From conception to completion, I wanted to do something that would mean I could get involved in the whole process.”

— Semira, Building Surveying Apprentice


Apprenticeship standard: Surveying Technician
How long: 2 years
Where: London
Salary: £19,268

What you’ll need

  • 5 GCSE’s Grade A* – C or Grade 4 and above including Maths and English language (or equivalent)
  • You must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2019 to be eligible for this scheme

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Safety orientated
  • A team player
  • Good at listening and turning feedback into action

What will I be doing?

Some of the placements you could complete are Major Projects, Commercial Development, Asset Operations and Facilities Management.

As your training develops, you’ll be able to identify building defects and advise on cost effective and appropriate ways to deal with them. You’ll support the review designs, checking they are safe for public use, manage rental income, conduct asset condition surveys and support internal refurbishments.

Where can this career take me?

You could progress into a Building Surveying post with TfL Infrastructure Engineering Built Environment Team.

This could lead to further career development opportunities such as following further studies to achieve a Level 6 BSc in Building Surveying where you will be responsible for the design and implementation of any number of projects, such as step free access across the stations.

We could also support you to achieve chartership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Assoc RICS).


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“The programme has definitely exceeded my expectations.

I’m able to advise clients and liaise with some of the most high-profile engineering companies, architects and contractors in the transport and construction industry.

A great way to start building your professional network!”