Information for employers
Attract new staff or develop existing employees with our RICS accredited Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship: a cost-effective way to train professionally qualified building and quantity surveyors for your organisation.
The apprenticeship will develop talent for roles including Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Valuation Surveyor, Chartered Commercial Property Surveyor, Residential Surveyor, Chartered Project Management Surveyor, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor.
You may wish to create a new role within your organisation to attract fresh talent or develop your existing staff. The programme has been designed for employers who have a mentor to support and guide the apprentice in their study and career progression for the duration of the apprenticeship.
Degree apprenticeships are a smart investment. You can reinvest Apprenticeship Levy funds to cover the cost of the apprenticeship, or receive funding support from the government.
If you operate in England and your annual payroll is over £3 million, you pay a levy of 0.5% of your payroll into a levy account.
The cost of the Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying) programme for levy paying employers is £27,000 and this can be covered in full using the non-refundable funds in your levy account. If you exhaust the funds in your levy account, then the government will pay 95% of the outstanding fees and you will need to pay the remaining 5%.
If your organisation is not required to pay the levy, you will pay only 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship programme while the government pays the remaining 95%. The cost of the Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying programme for non-levy paying employers is just £1,350.
For more about the Apprenticeship Levy, and to find out about any additional incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice from the government, please visit the key information section on our Degree apprenticeships for employers page.
Our team of dedicated consultants can talk you through the detail.
“ARU are at the cutting edge of higher education and more importantly they are in sync with what communities and employers really need.”Lee Hatwell
Director, Munday + Cramer
“Partnering with ARU has provided a powerful opportunity to develop and grow talent. The apprentices see what they are learning implemented on real life projects adding significant value to their experience.”Kate Smith
HR Director, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
“The degree apprenticeship has provided me with four vital years of experience whilst gaining my qualifications. I have gained a vast amount of knowledge about my industry, allowing me to have a key role within the business.”Michael
Chartered Surveyor Graduate ApprenticeRead about Michael's journey
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. The RICS accreditation is a recognised qualification and a benchmark of professional competence.
The course is delivered over four years, plus nine months for the End Point Assessment.
At least 20% of apprentices contracted hours will be classed as ‘off the job’. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of their usual work duties.
The off-the-job learning combines online learning and activities from sector specialists and practitioners, with a series of face-to-face teaching blocks from our academic team. This blend of online and face-to-face learning fosters a collaborative and supportive programme, augmented by online discussions, student blogs and critical reflection and analysis under the guidance of experienced tutors.
Apprentices will attend term-time day release sessions at our Chelmsford campus.
Our dedicated apprenticeship team is on hand to help you attract the best candidates for your organisation. We can help with:
Our consultants will also be happy to support you in determining the suitability of the candidates you receive.
If you'd like to know more about the apprenticeship, have a current employee in mind or are thinking of recruiting an apprentice for your business, our designated team of experts are here to support you at every step. Get in touch today.