Trainee Surveyor

Closing Date: 2024-07-19

Location: Newbury

Salary: Competitive

Type: Permanent - Full Time

Have you thought about a career in the housing industry?

We have a great opportunity for a Trainee Surveyor based at our Southern Region in Newbury, RG14 2PS and it could be the role for you!


Start your career with us:

Bloor Homes began building houses over 50 years ago and today is the largest privately owned house builder in the UK, building in excess of 4,000 homes each year. As a caring, family-run company, we’re committed to supporting all our trainees as they learn whilst offering great opportunities to progress and grow.



  • Earning a generous salary whilst you receive all the support and funding you need to achieve an industry recognised qualification.


  • Surrounded by a team of experienced and caring professionals, where you will have the chance to demonstrate your ability whilst learning from the best from day one.


  • An integral part of our business – whilst structured learning is key you will have the opportunity to get stuck in and show us what you’re made of from the start.


  • Provided with training and coaching from our professionals to ensure you gain the experience you need to succeed as a Trainee Surveyor.


  • Assisting the team with quantity surveying duties and gain knowledge, skills and experience of quantity surveying in the house building market.  Progressing to managing a small site from inception to completion.


Do you have the Commitment, passion and great communication skills were looking for?



  • Carrying out site measures in liaison with the Surveyor.
  • Carrying out drawing take-offs and producing labour only rates in liaison with the Surveyor, including maintaining the databases and distributing information.
  • Checking SMAS database in liaison with the Surveyor.
  • Updating SWMP Carriers Matrix including updating Licence Numbers and expiry dates and issuing to site as necessary in liaison with the Surveyor.
  • Assisting the Surveyor in pricing of non-standard client extras, updating of the Cost of Sales in the Viability Manager and with the production of H & S packs for Housing Association plots.
  • Assisting the Surveyor with the production of information for Code for Sustainable Homes.
  • Assisting in the production of the Group Rebate Form.
  • Assisting the Surveyor/Construction Director in updating build completion dates in Eque2 as necessary.
  • Paying designated invoices and applications in line with Authorisation Levels and Commercial Procedures.
  • Site booking in administration, including liaison with the Site Surveyor and Payroll, checking rates and record bookings etc.
  • Paying designated utility bills including liaison with sales and utility company to ensure readings are correct.
  • Making general material enquiries and assisting the Surveyor with material procurement and reporting as necessary.
  • Producing a Sub-contract / Material Supplier database and update as necessary.
  • Complying with and upholding company policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Maintaining all health and safety aspects associated with Covid-19.



  • Must hold a Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent.
  • Keen interest in Surveying.
  • Good negotiating skills with excellent time management skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn.



  • Awareness of construction methods, standards forms of measurement and Health & Safety requirements.
  • Achieved or studying for a construction related qualification with a Quantity Surveying bias.
  • Knowledge of contract law relating to construction issues.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques and materials.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety related issues.
  • Computer literate in the use of valuation systems.



  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • 33 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Group Staff Discount at Triumph Motorcycles ltd.
  • Competitive discount on our homes (dependent upon the property and location)


If you feel this vacancy could be your new career path, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.