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Trainee Residential Surveyor Programme 2021 - High Wycombe

e.surv Chartered Surveyors
High Wycombe
Competitive + Car + Benefits
Closing date
4 Dec 2020
High Wycombe

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Property, Construction
Salary Band
Annual, £15,000 - £19,999, £20,000 - £24,999, £25,000 - £29,999
Contract Type
Full Time
Building Surveyor, General Practice, Residential Property, Valuation & Ratings
Chartered Surveyor, Graduate, Newly Qualified, Assoc RICS
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2021 Trainee Residential Surveyor Programme 

Trading since 1989, e.surv is the UK’s 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 could be 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 we’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of property experts. If you’re thinking of training to be a residential surveyor, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve 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. You’ll also benefit from an established mentoring scheme.

You wouldn’t 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, we’re now inviting applications for our 2021 intake of trainees. It’s a good time to become a surveyor, and an even better time to join e.surv.

We’re looking for candidates in the following locations: 

  • Chelmsford 
  • Ipswich 
  • High Wycombe 
  • Skegness / Mablethorpe /Horncastle 
  • Peterborough 
  • Wisbech 
  • Kings Lynn / North Norfolk 
  • Lowestoft / Great Yarmouth 
  • Norfolk / Suffolk borders 
  • Huntingdon 
  • Hull / Grimsby 
  • Scunthorpe 
  • Chesterfield 
  • Derry / Londonderry 
  • Newry 
  • Scotland West 
  • Harrogate 
  • East London 
  • Brighton  
  • Redhill  
  • South Swindon 
  • Portsmouth  
  • Southampton 
  • Guildford  
  • Epsom / Wimbledon 
  • Dulwich / Greenwich 
  • Croydon 
  • Exeter 
  • Hastings 
  • Medway 
  • Taunton 
  • Manchester  

Programme Eligibility? 

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,  

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? 

What’s 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, you’ll 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 

Don’t just take our word for it – we’re a little bit biased. So, we asked two of our former Trainees to tell us what they think about life at e.surv. 

“No two days are the same on the trainee programme. I’ve really benefited from the variety of site visits and day trips and being able to shadow qualified MRICS surveyors was invaluable.  The one-on-one mentoring process helped to enrich my knowledge and understanding and gave me an insight into the type of work I’d be undertaking when qualified. Best of all, I felt supported throughout. I’ve got a great support network, having developed valued friendships with my mentors as well as the other trainees.”  

Lily Stratton – Former AssocRICS, now MRICS Surveyor  

“For me, the most positive aspects of e.surv’s trainee programme, are the excellent training and continued support I received from my mentors. The team provided me with clear and structured stages of training and development, undoubtedly easing my transition to AssocRICS qualification.” 

Kevin Cunningham – Former AssocRICS, now MRICS 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 you’d like to apply for a place on our Trainee Residential Surveyor Programme, please email Mark at 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. 

LSL Property Services are dedicated to protecting your data – our Recruitment Privacy Notice can be viewed at the LSL Property Services Careers website 


e.surv Chartered Surveyors is the country's largest provider of residential valuation services. That means we do more valuations for lenders than any other surveyor in the UK. To put it into numbers we complete one valuation every four minutes.

We're part of the LSL Property Services PLC Group of companies, which includes household names YOUR MOVE and Reeds Rains, as well as the mortgage broker network First Complete. We work with lenders, intermediaries, social housing entities and estate agents in addition to private customers.

Our business started in 1987, when e.surv was part of General Accident, but wasn't formally separated as a business from the Estate Agency division until 1992. in 1999 we rebranded from GA Valuations to become e.surv Chartered Surveyors. With the dawn of the new millennium we took our first internet booking, and since then we've been tracking and reporting everything online.

It wasn't until 2004 when e.surv, and sister company, YOUR MOVE left Norwich Union to create LSL Property Services PLC, which has continued its expansion through the acquisition of Reeds Rains Estate Agency, Homefast Property Lawyers, St Trinity Asset Management (formerly Halifax Corporate Services) and Templeton LPA. In 2006 LSL Property Services was listed on the UK Stock Exchange in a £220m floatation.

As a business, we have remained profitable despite experiencing the worst conditions in the UK housing market for over 25 years, and in 2010 and 2012 we were voted the Valuer / Surveyor of the Year at the Mortgage Strategy Awards, since then we have amassed a list of awards including the “Mortgage Solutions” Equity Release Valuer of the Year award, two years in succession 2014/2015..

Our most recent achievements are in the development of a revolutionary iPad Surveyor reporting software. Exciting times at e.surv – come and take a look for yourself.


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01773 767447
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NN16 8AP
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