If you’re interested in starting a career in surveying but have so far been put-off by the potential cost then you may be interested to discover there is a scheme aimed at helping people just like you?
The Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT) is an independent charity helping young people become professional surveyors via an apprenticeship scheme. If accepted, you’ll gain valuable on the job training, which you will be paid for; you’ll also attend college one day a week to undertake an advanced apprenticeship in surveying and gain a Level 3 qualification, either:
- Level 3 NVQ in Surveying
- Level 3 Diploma in Surveying
- Property Maintenance BTEC
On completion of the apprenticeship and 2 years work experience you’ll be able to take the assessment to become a RICS Associate. With further study you can continue to progress to full chartered surveyor status.
To qualify you must be aged 18-24, have four GCSE’s or a UK Level 2 qualification (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate that you are facing a personal financial barrier which prevents you from entering the profession via the normal route.
Places are available in the London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol areas only and applications are open until 31 May 2013 – for more information visit the site to ensure you have all the relevant information. All applications must be made via the apprenticeships.org.uk website.