How we support employers

Now is the time to look at how UCEM can help you train staff to become Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Builders.

The UK Built Environment industry is experiencing a massive surge of growth – and will continue to grow by 70 per cent over the next decade. This is why the Trailblazer Diploma Apprenticeships are so important. On successful completion of the Diploma, and a pass at Associate RICS assessment, the student is able to progress to the Degree Apprenticeship and, ultimately, to gain Membership of the RICS. All Trailblazer Apprenticeships attract government funding, with two thirds of the cost of the Diploma or Degree being paid by government. They offer firms a very cost-effective mechanism for internal upskilling and recruitment of additional talent, particularly from non-traditional backgrounds. The shortage of skilled talent entering the construction sector is threatening this growth.

The sector requires 20 per cent more construction managers, quantity surveyors, and other skilled tradespeople trades are needed to meet demand over the next four years; construction companies are turning down business because of the skills shortage. UCEM is already educating increasing numbers of quantity surveyors, commercial surveyors, valuers, building surveyors and construction managers in order to close the skills gap and ensure that growth in the sector can continue.

Go to our Study with UCEM section to find out more about the variety of programmes and courses available.