Our Graduate Surveyor Programme provides a mix of hands-on experience, structured learning, and development opportunities to support you to successfully complete the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Graduates who pass the APC gain membership to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) through the Commercial Real Estate pathway.

The programme offers a defined learning plan. This includes rotations in our acquisitions, disposals, technical & planning, development, and asset management functions, as well as time spent on placement at the government’s Valuation Office Agency. As a Graduate Surveyor, you’ll be provided with ongoing one-to-one support and mentoring while playing a valuable role in helping deliver our services.

Our Graduate Surveyors benefit from:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank/statutory holidays
  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%
  • Opportunity to earn up to 10% bonus in a performance related pay scheme
  • Access to high quality training and professional development opportunities
  • Life assurance cover plus Smart Health
  • Two paid days each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.

To join the programme, you will need:

  • 5 GCSEs Grades C and above (including English and Mathematics)
  • 3 A levels Grades C or above
  • RICS accredited degree at 2:2 (or higher)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong IT capabilities in Microsoft packages.

How to apply

We will advertise graduate vacancies here.

Meet Greyzheil, Graduate Surveyor

A picture of Greyzheil, Graduate Surveyor

“The Graduate Surveyor Programme appealed to me as I have the opportunity to rotate through all the core functions of the company, but also go on secondment to the VOA. I am involved with a variety of tasks across the team, while continuous support is provided in attaining my chartership. I have been exposed to a range of projects, such as analysing development opportunities for levelling up and estate efficiency; assisting in disposal strategy and third-party advice; and conducting site option appraisals for specialist schools. So far, my experience with the programme has been positive. I have been given plenty of responsibility working on real projects from the start, meeting clients and working closely with consultants; experiences that contribute towards my APC submission.”


Meet Jonathan, Development Manager

“Having completed a Master’s degree in Real Estate I was looking for the next step in my career. I liked the idea of joining a property company that performed an important societal role, but I was also aware that I needed APC support if I was to become a Chartered Surveyor. When I looked at the large number of consultancies, it could be difficult differentiating the work that they did. However, when I came across LocatED I was immediately drawn to the service it provides and the unique position it occupies in the real estate sector. At LocatED you start working on important projects from the outset. I was working closely with experienced professionals who are eager to impart their wisdom, which is great for personal development. I was able to get the APC support I desired at a place where I felt the work was rewarding and beneficial to society.

Since passing my APC, I have mainly worked in the Development Team where I have a fairly broad role. This has included working on estate efficiency projects, where we are trying to optimise the usage of the existing school estate. I have assessed hundreds of schools on this basis, and I like how each one is different. Since becoming RICS accredited, I have been fortunate enough to have received two internal promotions. This has enabled me to develop my skills as I moved from a Surveyor to a Development Surveyor to my current role as a Development Manager. I am currently tasked with running a mixed-use project in west London where we are delivering a much-needed Special Educational Needs school alongside housing. My work is fast paced and often challenging, but overall, I find it highly stimulating and rewarding. This year I won a Rising Star at the Government Property Awards; I feel this is testament to my hard work as well as the support I have received since joining LocatED.”


Image of Houlton School, Rugby by James Britain, kindly provided by Urban & Civic