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Building Control Apprentice (all areas – UK)

Building Control Apprentice (all areas – UK)

Job Purpose

To train to support the Premier Guarantee Building Control Service consisting of administrative support, liaison with clients, liaison with statutory bodies, assessment of new building control applications and carrying out site inspections to ensure compliance with the building regulations.


Overview of Responsibilities
You will be required to work within the Premier Guarantee Building Control brand of the company to train and gain a varied level of experience.

Duties of the post include, but are not limited to:


 Inspecting buildings under construction and / or conversion, working closely with developers and builders to ensure as far as is reasonably possible the works are in accordance with the Building Regulations.


 Assessment of Building Regulation Applications.


 Effectively self-manage by forward planning own workload, to provide a responsive, helpful and professional building control service.


 Recording inspection details on the data base and communicating comments to customers.


 Ongoing liaison with Warranty Surveyors and Management on technical matters to ensure that standards are being maintained and procedures adhered to.


 Ongoing liaison with Developers / Clients / Builders, offering technical advice and building control expertise.


 Ongoing liaison with internal colleagues in other departments.


 Undertaking additional training as necessary to keep up to date with legislation, construction methods, materials, building techniques and information technology.


 Keeping accurate records of all meetings, discussions and casework.


 Provide advice to line Manager on technical areas so that team members are fully informed when dealing with potential clients.


 Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.


Experience / Skills
The successful candidate will enter a four-year apprentice training programme including attendance at university to study part time for a Degree in Building Control.


 Minimum entry qualifications are:

A levels – BCC to BBB
International Baccalaureate – 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the IB
BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM
BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D*
Access – 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course
GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4


 The ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload within agreed parameters.



 Demonstrable ability to use own initiative.


 Ability to motivate self and influence others.


 Excellent Customer Services skills and experience of Relationship Management.


 Flexible in personal approach.


 Working knowledge of MS Outlook (email), MS Word and MS Excel.


 Competent IT skills – the role includes use of handheld devices and report upload and management via an internal surveyor database.


 Full UK Driving License or working towards this and to be achieved within probation period.


 Ability to fulfil the mobility requirements of a Building Control Surveyor role, including (but not limited to) the ability to:
o move around a site
o climb ladders
o work at height
o drive reasonable distances

 Proficient in English communications (written and oral).


 A basic awareness of the Building Regulations, associated legislation and construction standards.


 Ability to undertake site inspections to assess both quality and the cause/effect of building defects.


 Awareness and understanding of the construction industry.


 Awareness of building defects, cause and solutions




  • Income Protection & Worklife Solutions Employee Assistance programme (up to 80% of salary)

  • Bupa Private Medical Care

  • Death in service (3 x annual salary)

  • Annual performance related pay review and bonus

  • Company funded annual Benefit and Pension review meetings

  • 10 year service award scheme

  • Permanent
  • 91 days left to apply
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Although from the outside looking in we might look like just another insurance company, we want to show you why Premier Guarantee is such a great place to work. As well as offering you a rewarding career, we also provide a range of market leading employee benefits that extend to outside your working life.


With our Wirral HQ and hub offices nationwide, we have opportunities right across the UK.

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