Apprentice Building Control Surveyor

  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 24 Jun, 2019
Full time Building Inspector Building Consultant Building Contractor Building Control Building Designer

Job Description

Apprentice Building Control Surveyor  

Salary: £31,242

Full time (37)

Location: Milton Keynes

Subject to satisfactory progression the salary will increase to £37,937 for year 2 and £42,400 for years 3 and 4. On satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will move in to a Building Control Surveyor post with a salary range of £44,632 to £49,298 (subject to any cost of living increases).

Are you a high calibre A-level leaver (or equivalent) or graduate with an interest in construction and the built environment, or a construction professional looking for a new challenge? 

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to become a fully qualified Chartered Building Control Surveyor and we’d love to hear from you.

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you’re looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council

You will bring customer focus, commitment, hard work, dedication and the ability to work as part of a team. We will give you access to a wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of work in a rapidly developing new town; a fully funded Building Control Surveyor Degree from the University of Wolverhampton and paid time off for studying along with the employee benefits offered by Milton Keynes Council.

Progression will lead to involvement with the following activities 

  • Formal checking of Building Regulations applications, and carrying out inspections on site, for an extensive range of projects, at key stages of building work, to ensure the requirements of the regulations are being followed
  • Investigating reports of unauthorised building work and providing evidence for potential enforcement
  • Providing support to the our Helpline by providing advice and guidance in relation to technical enquiries
  • Promoting the local authority building control service and supporting the LABC Partnering Scheme
  • Investigating reports of dangerous structures to determine action required to ensure that structures are safe
  • Liaising, by face to face, verbal and written communications, with construction professionals, builders, members of the public, Councillors, other Council departments and other local authority building control teams in relation to the duties above
  • Feeding your ideas and knowledge into our regular team meetings, to help in the development of our service


Experience, skills & qualifications required

  • Minimum of three A 2-levels at Grade C or higher or their equivalent, or a level 3 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline or acceptable equivalent
  • Awareness of the Building Regulations and Building Act 1984
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to deal with a wide range of people and situations
  • Ability to work without supervision and to manage and prioritise your own workload
  • Ability to work safely in typical construction site conditions which may be potentially hazardous
  • Skills in using Microsoft Office software and a Building Control database
  • Full driving licence and your own car suitable for business use

Milton Keynes Council Benefits
Use your skills to benefit the local community and experience a rewarding, interesting environment and attractive employment package such as:
    • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
    • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
    • Option to buy more annual leave
    • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
    • Excellent in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management
    • Flexibility – with full time, part time and term time working options
    • Fair pay and a commitment to a minimum Living Wage
    • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts as well as a suite of salary sacrifice benefits.

You will find more information on LABC building control apprenticeships and the work of a building control surveyor here https://www.labc.co.uk/professionals/building-control-apprenticeships 

Closing date for applications is Thursday 11th July 2019. 

Interviews will be held between 16th and 19th July 2019. 

To apply for the role visit http://bit.do/milton-keynes-apprentice-building-control-surveyor 

Successful candidates will need to be available to commence employment mid-September 2019

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our Community and we hope that you can help us grow and share our vision.