Do you want to study for a degree, but do not want the baggage of paying back a university debt, and have the added bonus of getting on the job experience and earning an income? Are you interested in our heritage (the homes we live in) and maintaining/developing them to withstand whatever the future holds? We have an exciting opportunity for a Building Surveyor Apprentice to join the Projects Team within Reading Borough Council’s Housing Service.
About the role
Reading Housing Services has a diverse property portfolio which provides an excellent opportunity to work with buildings across a wide spectrum of age and type, including traditional, system and modular. There will also be opportunities to undertake a variety of other building surveying work, including condition surveys, party wall matters and dilapidations
You will be working under the expert guidance of Senior Building Surveyors the role focusses on the delivery of building refurbishment and maintenance projects throughout the borough.
This vacancy will provide an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and self-motivated person to join a successful team to deliver of a wide variety of projects within Reading.
This role would suit someone who:
- Has an interest in the construction industry and buildings
- Enjoys finding solutions to problems
- Punctual, reliable and adaptable
- Able to take and follow instruction
- Enjoys team working but has some self-motivation, and prepared to work independently
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Season ticket loans
- A range of local discounts
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
This apprenticeship will be in partnership with the University College of Estate Management based in Reading - further details can be found on their website:
If you have any questions about this post before applying please call Anthony Payne - 0118 9374260 or email Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.
Please be aware that for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.
Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.
Closing date: 26 May 2019
Interviews: Week beginning 10 June 2019
Please note that these dates are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change