SDL Surveying launches apprenticeships with Nottingham Trent University

Offering a hands-on-experience and support for success

The surveying and valuations firm says its Level 6 Chartered Surveyor (Real Estate) Degree Apprenticeship is aimed at school leavers and existing employees within companies who do not currently have a relevant degree.

Students are placed in SDL Surveying for five years, and also work at the university for vocational and theoretical training.

In years one to three, they will be rotated around various departments within the business, providing them with rounded business knowledge and experience.

In years four and five, they will work with SDL Surveying’s audit and technical teams to gain more specific surveying knowledge – each student will have a mentor from the business, and they will shadow experienced surveyors on site.

At the end of the five years, students will have achieved a degree-level qualification and Chartered Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors accreditation.

An opportunity to assist the next generation of industry professionals

SDL Surveying currently has three apprentice surveyors working through the course from its Nottingham offices – Tom Walford, Caitlin True and James Morris.

SDL Surveying managing director Simon Jackson: “This is a brand-new initiative for SDL Surveying and we’re working closely with Nottingham Trent University to run an excellent course and to ensure our apprentices get the type of learning and experience they need in order to start their careers as surveyors.

“We’re pleased to have Tom, Caitlin and James currently working out of our Nottingham office as our first students and they’ll be learning everything there is to know about what we do and what is required as a surveyor.

“There is always a gap for excellent surveyors, and we believe with this course we’ll be delivering a growing number of next-generation professionals who will set the highest of standards in the work they go on to carry out.

“These three are just the first of many who will benefit from this new scheme.”

Simon Jackson is managing director at SDL Surveying



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  • Avatar Karen Howells-Lee ★★★★★ in the last week
    Great service from this company. Arranged by my lender, SDL rang to book an appointment … read more very quickly. Then rang back to offer an earlier slot. Paul rang 30 mins before arriving as promised. He was extremely pleasant, helpful and thorough. No complaint from us at all.
  • Avatar Greg Gibson ★★★★★ a week ago
    The surveyor who attended was extremely professional, showing covid awareness and … read more politeness from the very start. He was informative, engaging and made what could have been a strictly procedural meeting, a more personable and enjoyable one. We shared good conversation and SDL should be made aware that this surveyor represents the company in an excellent way. Would definitely recommend their services as a result
  • Avatar Michael Carney ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I thought the service provided by Richard from SDL Surveying was fantastic. Gave … read more me a call the day of the survey to talk through his findings. Then once I had received the report, kindly talked me through the final report and answered my many questions. In what can sometimes be a painful experience, Richard made things super simple.