LocatED’s Graduate Surveyor Programme provides a mix of hands-on practical experience, structured learning and development to support graduates to complete the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Graduates that complete the training and pass the APC gain membership to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Graduates join LocatED with a defined learning plan. This includes rotations in LocatED’s acquisitions, planning, development and asset management functions, as well as time spent on placement at the government’s Valuation Office Agency.

Graduates are provided with ongoing one-to-one support and mentoring whilst playing a valuable role as part of the LocatED team to deliver its services.

What the Graduate Surveyor Programme offers

  • 25 days annual leave
  • 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
  • Two day each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice

Eligibility Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs Grades C and above (including English and Mathematics)
  • 3 A levels Grades C or above
  • RICS accredited degree at 2:1 (or higher)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong IT capabilities in Microsoft packages

How to apply

Graduate vacancies will be advertised on our current vacancies page


“I have enjoyed the level of responsibility that I have been given from the beginning of the graduate programme. I have been trusted to lead on different parts of projects working directly with our clients and consultants. The experience of working across the different teams has given me the breadth of knowledge I need to pass my APC. I have really enjoyed my time at LocatED and appreciate the support and guidance that my colleagues have provided.”

Grant Shulton, Graduate Surveyor

Grant has been a Graduate Surveyor at LocatED for the past 18 months. In this time he has built up his experience and learnt from a wide range of projects that he has been involved in, whilst working in different teams at LocatED and on placement at the Valuation Office Agency.

He has had the chance to get involved in a number of interesting and complex property deals, including; arranging new asset management initiatives, purchasing and disposing of sites and carrying out a number of development appraisals for a new innovative pilot scheme with the Department for Education.

Grant applied for the LocatED Graduate Surveyor Programme because he wanted the opportunity to make a positive influence in the property market and felt that working at LocatED on the delivery of new schools would give his role value and social purpose. He gets great job satisfaction knowing that the sites he is involved in acquiring and managing will ultimately be used to benefit future generations.