The search is on for a new apprentice to join our Building Consultancy team

03 Aug 23

Over the years, Fenn Wright have supported and helped several members of staff in qualifying as Chartered Surveyors through our in-house APC training scheme.  Following this success, we are now looking for an apprentice to start their career with our Building Consultancy department.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a multi-discipline firm, where you can begin your career path under the Government Apprenticeship Scheme.  This will allow the successful candidate to attend university over a 4 year period, whilst also studying and training for their Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Assessment of Professional Competence.

Our Building Consultancy team offer expert advice to clients throughout East Anglia within both the commercial and residential sectors, providing a broad range of services.  The role will include in-house training throughout the firm, working alongside our experienced Building Surveyors.

Nigel Berry MRICS, Partner, who heads up our Building Consultancy team added “This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who has completed their A Levels or BTEC, to join our team and start their career in Building Surveying.  Employing an apprentice brings great benefits to both Fenn Wright and the candidate, allowing them to study part-time, whilst attending work and gaining experience in the field.”

We would be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in starting their Building Surveying career with Fenn Wright.  Details of the role and apprenticeship scheme are below:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of our Building Consultancy team at our head office in Stanway, Colchester. This will be an apprenticeship under the UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme.  The successful candidate will attend Anglia Ruskin University on the BSc (Hons) RICS approved degree apprenticeship course in Building Surveying. Guidance and training will be provided to work towards the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence as part of your employment.  More information can be found  below:

You will be office-based, working under the direct instruction and supervision of Chartered Building Surveyors. As part of this role, you will spend time on sites, undertaking inspections at both ground and high level.

As commercial Building Surveyors we undertake a broad range of different types of work, from Dilapidations and Commercial Building Surveys, to Architectural Work and Project Management.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting Building Surveyors with their workload.
  • Liaising with clients and contractors.
  • Undertaking site inspections.
  • General office administration.


  • Previous property experience preferable but not essential.

Essential requirements

  • Ability to communicate at all levels both verbally and in written format.
  • Excellent IT skills, competent in Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Technical drawing skills would be desirable.
  • Full Driving licence essential.

Personal attributes

  • Effective organisational skills.
  • Professional manner.
  • Punctual with a strong motivated work ethic.
  • High attention to detail.
  • The candidate must be committed to the apprenticeship work/study process.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom to apply for this position.

Please apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are interested in Building Surveying and what you will bring to the team at Fenn Wright, to Nigel Berry –

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