Trainee Surveyor

Deadline: 31/05/24

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Interview date: TBC

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Trainee Surveyor programme, working within Templer HomeBuild. A wholly owned subsidiary of Teign Housing, Templer HomeBuild delivers repairs and planned improvements to approximately 3,600 homes in South Devon.

Salary :

  • £21,951  if you are qualified to Level 3/ equivalent, for example A Levels; Level 3 Apprenticeship; NVQ Level 3 or Advanced Diploma.
  • £26,131 if you are qualified to degree level/ equivalent.


  • Be part of our performance reward bonus
  • Let us help you prepare for your future with an employer pension contribution of up to 7%
  • 23 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, buy up to 5 days or sell up to 3 days per year (increasing to 25 days after 5 years service)
  • Annual pay reviews
  • A car allowance will be honoured after successful completion of two Performance Reviews (average time to achieve this is 14 months)
  • Access to an employee assistance program to support employee’s health and wellbeing

The Trainee Surveyor role:

You’ll have responsibility from day one; your time will be split between “on the job” training and working on live projects. You’ll develop all the skills needed for a bright future, with a forward thinking business where you’ll learn from our experienced Commercial team.

As a Trainee Surveyor, you will learn how to actively manage costs to achieve value for money across our repairs, void and planned workstreams. You will be part of a team that directly contributes towards a quality, customer focused service.

How will you do this?

  • Initially supporting, but developing responsibility for the financial and technical aspects of the contract, including procurement, benchmarking, productivity and budget control
  • You will learn to understand how to create cost efficiencies to consistently provide and demonstrate value for money
  • You will meet work in collaboration with direct labour and subcontractors, understanding their roles and expectations of the service we deliver
  • We will instil confidence in your communication, to develop and maintain relationships with your team, colleagues, subcontractors, suppliers, and our client
  • You will learn key skills such as negotiation, identifying and managing risk, how to analyse cost base and customer focus
  • You will support and learn how to produce monthly commercial reports, including Cost Value Reconciliations, so you become accountable for contract performance
  • You may not identify with all the terminology, but that is where the Trainee Surveyor programme, your mentor and the business will support you in your development journey.
  • You will join other trainees in attending a structured modular training programme delivered by our own Academy, and, depending on your experience, you could also achieve further professional qualifications externally i.e. Level 4 Apprenticeship Quantity Surveying.
  • On completion of your training scheme, you will continue on the Templer HomeBuild Surveyor career pathway where there’s opportunity to continue your professional development and work towards a Level 6 degree qualification

How do I apply?

Complete the online application form and attach your CV by the closing date of Monday, 08th of April. Please be aware, it is mandatory for you to answer all questions within the application, we want you to do your best, so take your time.

If shortlisted, you’ll be invited to a video interview with our expert Recruitment team

If successful, we would be delighted to invite you to an interview and meet the Manager in your local office


Additional Benefits include:

  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced maternity/ paternity pay
  • Trade discounts from our preferred suppliers for you and your friends and family
  • Specsavers vouchers

For information on all other additional benefits we do, to enhance your work/life balance please visit our website

Who you are

As a minimum you will need to be educated to at least A-level standard, or equivalent i.e Level 3.  You will have achieved a Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4/C or above.

Although not essential to your application, a surveying related qualification, or industry experience would be advantageous.

You would describe yourself as having a logical, analytical approach, an interest in numeracy/ maths, excellent IT skills. You enjoy engaging with a wide variety of people, including internal and external stakeholders, whether its building rapport within the team, negotiating or building relations with new contacts.

About Templer HomeBuild

We are an exciting venture, with the security and stability of being a subsidiary company of Teign Housing, with a strong connection with Ian Williams, where we benefit from their expertise of being one of the UKs leading property services companies.

We deliver a comprehensive responsive repairs service (including gas servicing and repairs) as well as offering a host of additional property services such as planned maintenance works, voids, cyclical painting solutions and appliance testing and repairs.

We are passionate about people and firmly believe that our success will only be maintained if we continue to offer you a great place to work, support you with the right benefits and provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and fulfil your potential.

We reserve the right to shortlist prior to the closing date based on application volumes.

Templer HomeBuild is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is more than a commitment at Templer HomeBuild —it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and all other characteristics that make us different.

Templer HomeBuild will use applicants’ details for recruitment purposes only. For more information, please read our Candidate Privacy Notice located at our website.

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