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Trainee Building Surveyor

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Eton College is intending to recruit a Trainee Building Surveyor to join a small group of in-house surveyors. You will be employed within the Buildings Department of the College, which is responsible for the complete facilities management of the College estate, including the maintenance, repair and improvement of the existing buildings, as well as any new development.

The position will involve assisting qualified surveyors in the design and procurement of both minor and major building works as well as monitoring construction site work and other Client Representative duties. Assistance will also be required in surveying existing buildings to assist in the preparation of future maintenance schedules. There will also be a necessary amount of general administrative duties. A wide variety of workload can be guaranteed and the role will suit an enthusiastic person who is interested to pursue a career in Building Surveying and the built environment and will especially interest those who wish to work for a client body within a heritage environment.

  • Hours of work: The post holder would be expected to work around 35 hours a week. These hours are not fixed but would usually be between 8.30am and 7pm on weekdays. Some flexibility is required as a response to peaks in workload. 
  • Training: The College will pay for the postholder to undertake a formal training scheme leading to a recognised qualification in Building Surveying or a related discipline. Day release will be allowed where appropriate.

Main Duties

  • Assist the Building Surveying team in general surveying duties
  • Assist in the preparation of drawings and specifications to be included in tender documents.  
  • Prepare drawings using Computer Aided Design software
  • Prepare updated record drawings of buildings using CAD software and archive historic plans
  • Assist in undertaking measured site surveys
  • Maintain technical and property archive

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy
  • Good level of IT knowledge and willingness to become familiar with Word, Excel and other technical software
  • Good communication skills and personable character
  • Three A levels at C grade (4) or equivalent qualification


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

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