Trainee Building Control Surveyor - Nationwide Positions

Posted 08 March 2024
Salary £19500 - £23500 per annum + +£4k London weighting for London/Surrey
LocationCity of London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Construction
ContactRuksana Begum

Job description

Trainee Building Control Surveyor Positions throughout England and Wales

Salary £19,500-£23,500 (+£4k London weighting for London and 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 June 2024.

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:

  • Cherwell (OX15 4AA)

  • Darlington (DL1 5QT)

  • Derbyshire (S41 8NG)

  • Doncaster (DN1 3BU)

  • East Devon (EX14 1EJ)

  • Fareham & Portsmouth (PO16 7AZ)

  • Kirklees (HD1 9EL)

  • London - Croydon (CR0 1EA)

  • London - Haringey (N22 8HQ)

  • London - Newham (E16 2QU)

  • London - Westminster (SW1 6QP)

  • Mid Sussex (RH16 1SS)

  • New Forest (SO43 7PA)

  • North East Lincolnshire (DN31 1HB)

  • North Lincolnshire (DN15 6NL)

  • Peterborough

  • Reading (RG1 7AE)

  • Rochdale (OL16 1XU)

  • Sefton (L20 3NJ)

  • Sheffield (S1 2HH)

  • South Gloucestershire (BS37 5AF)

  • South Oxfordshire (OX14 4SB)

  • Southampton (SO14 7LY)

  • Stockton-on-Tees (TS18 1LD)

  • Stratford on Avon (CV37 6HX)

  • Stockport (SK1 3UR)

  • Stoke on Trent (ST4 1HH)

  • Sunderland (SR2 7DN)

  • Surrey (RH8 0BT)

  • Uttlesford (CB11 4ER)

  • Windsor & Maidenhead (SL6 1RF)

  • Wokingham & West Berkshire (RG40 1WW)

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.

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