Trainee Building Control Surveyor – Positions throughout England and Wales
Salary: £19,500 – £23,500 (+£4k London Weighting for Central London and Mole Valley, Surrey)
Looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn and gain the qualifications needed to start a successful career in the construction industry?
Following a successful initial recruitment campaign resulting in over 120 job offers, LABC, the organisation that represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, is recruiting additional Trainees to join their LABC Academy, starting in December 2023.
The LABC Academy Trainee Building Control Surveyor Programme is a 2-year programme that provides the opportunity to learn on the job to progress to degree level education in building control surveying including level 4 and level 5 diplomas in building control surveying.
Throughout the programme you’ll earn a competitive salary and on completion you’ll have the skills, qualifications and experience required to become a Registered Building Inspector as well as the opportunity to progress to become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor or Building Engineer with the potential to earn over £50,000.
As a Trainee Building Control Surveyor, you will assist in delivering a range of surveying activities relating to building control, including providing information and feedback on how to achieve compliance with building regulations, undertaking inspections of building work, assisting in technical investigations and responding to dangerous structure and demolition notifications to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
Successful candidates will be employed by LABC but be based in a local authority to allow you to gain practical experience.
We are currently seeking candidates to be based within the following locations:
Mole Valley – Surrey (RH8 0BT)
Southend-on-Sea (SS2 6ER)
Leicester (LE1 1FZ)
West Lindsey (DN21 2NA)
Pendle (BB9 7LG)
Lancaster (LA1 1QR)
South Tyneside (NE33 2RL)
Chichester (PO19 1TY)
Mole Valley – Surrey (RH8 0BT)
South Oxfordshire (OX14 4SB)
Cornwall (TR4 9LD)
Plymouth (PL1 3BJ)
Somerset (TA6 3AR)
Caerphilly (CF82 7WF)
Conwy (LL30 9GN)
Gwynned (LL55 1SH)
Newport (NP20 4UR)
Swansea (SA1 3SN)
Cardiff (CF10 3ND)
Wrexham (LL11 1AY)
Lichfield (WS13 6YZ)
Stratford-upon-Avon (CV37 6HX)
Bath (BA1 1JG)
South Gloucestershire (BS37 5AF)
South Worcestershire (WR14 3AF)
North Yorkshire (YO61 3FB)
Please note – This role will require regular travel to sites within your local authority’s region. Therefore, you will need a full and current driving licence or be working towards having one (by employment start date or within 2 months of employment start date).
What does the programme include:
2 years accredited learning, where you will earn your level 4 and level 5 diplomas in building control surveying. As a funded programme you will have no student debt to pay back!
Hybrid working approach – 35 hour work week mainly consisting of 2 days home based learning/study and 3 days on the job training with your assigned local authority.
A competitive salary throughout the duration of the programme.
Regular salary increases following successful completion of education and validation assessments.
A dedicated LABC coordinator to support you throughout your employment with LABC.
An experienced local authority mentor who will meet with you daily
Training and experience to become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor or Building Engineer.
What do I need to join?
We are seeking technically minded candidates who like problem solving, are keen to learn and are looking to build a real career in the construction industry.
To apply you will need one of the following:
Minimum 3 A levels at grade C or higher (or equivalent – 80 UCAS points)
Demonstrable experience in a relevant or related discipline for example but not limited to construction, ex-military, fire etc.
A qualification at level 3 S/NVQ in construction or a related discipline
What can we offer you?
26 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Pension 4% employers’ contribution and 4% employee contribution
Hybrid working (typically 2 days training and study at home, 3 days site based)
Season ticket loan scheme
35 hour working week
Investment in your development as a Building Control Surveyor through levels 4 and 5 over 2-year Fixed Term Contract leading to level 6/degree education. This investment is worth over £10,000.
The application process
Initial application – Submit your CV to Opus. We’ll then contact you with a few more questions to complete your application.
Assessment centre – If your application is successful, you’ll then be invited to attend one of the assessment centres on 11 or 12 October.
Offer -We’ll notify you of the assessment centre outcome. If you are successful, we’ll then work with LABC to get everything ready for you to start your new role. Please note all offers are subject to satisfactory references and a clean DBS check.
Further details will be confirmed by our recruitment teams at time of booking.
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