Graduates 2019

Dalcour Maclaren Graduate Surveyor Scheme 2019

Would you consider yourself a highly motivated and tenacious individual searching for a role that will both inspire and reward you?


Dalcour Maclaren are a forward thinking, fast paced innovative company which operates in a modern open working environment. We are one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors specialising in providing professional advice to the Utilities and Infrastructure sectors. Our core expertise lies in large scale cross-country linear projects, delivered to a wide range of national and regional clients. We also advise our clients on a range of related issues including Compulsory Purchase, property management, environmental planning and development and management strategies on smaller regional schemes throughout the UK.

We are seeking hard working graduates who are passionate about following a career in Rural Surveying. Our graduates are immediately enrolled on our RICS approved Graduate trainee scheme when they join us so that they can get started on their APC journey as soon as possible. DM offer a structured candidate-driven training programme, which is designed to bring out the best in our graduate surveyors. This includes:/p>

  • DM hosted graduate training days
  • APC discussion groups
  • Dedicated Supervisors and Counsellors
  • Robust APC submission review procedure
  • Mock interviews

This is in addition to lots of support from all the team at DM to help you pass your APC on the first attempt. We like our Graduates to be self-assured, have good communication skills, attention to detail and good agricultural knowledge. IT skills are essential along with a willingness to embrace new IT systems. The candidates must have their own car.


What your role would involve

  • Involvement in the day-to-day running of utility projects as instructed by clients in relation to delivering access to public/private land and properties.
  • Site visits to reference different utility schemes (including renewables, water, gas, electricity & telecoms) and subsequent preparation of reports.
  • Correspondence with land agents, property owners, solicitors, local authorities etc.
  • Preparation of Statutory Notices and other formalities for entry onto private land.
  • Comprehensive research into land sales to assist with both land and property valuations.
  • Meetings on site prior to works commencing in order to agree access for works to be undertaken.
  • Negotiation of compensation claims.
  • Assisting in providing regular client update reports and attending scheme progress meetings as required.
  • Day to day updating of schemes on the company database.
  • Opportunities to get involved with shaping the future of DM

Behaviour & skills required for the role:

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Conscientious
  • Punctual
  • Personable
  • Presentable
  • Positive
  • Communication
  • Agricultural Knowledge
  • IT Skills
  • Ability to prioritise Workload
  • Team Player
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Problem Solver

Other areas of DM work:

Dalcour Maclaren also acts for clients in a number of different and diverse areas of work and it is envisaged you will have some exposure to these areas throughout your training programme. These include:

  • Project Management
  • Planning and Development
  • Valuation
  • Legal Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Land Referencing and Data Management
  • Agency & acquisition of land
  • Property Management
  • Lease Renewals
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Claims and Negotiations
  • Geo Services: GIS, GPS and CAD

What's in it for you:

A position on the Dalcour Maclaren Graduate Trainee scheme will offer each successful individual a full time role within a forward thinking and expanding company plus the opportunity to work in a friendly, professional environment with like-minded individuals. We invest in our graduate trainees to help them develop key surveying skills and believe that by getting them involved in our client projects from day one they will develop the skills and confidence required to help them succeed on their chosen career pathway. Your package will include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus your birthday and all bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid study leave
  • Vitality Healthcare cover
  • Flexible working
  • Accessible office locations with free parking
  • New iPhone and laptop
  • Enrolment into the Dalcour Maclaren Pension Scheme
  • Corporate fundraising events
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Regular office socials
  • Summer & winter company parties
  • Regular company sponsored training
  • Professional subscriptions paid


1 Staplehurst Farm, Weston on the Green, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QU

The East Wing, Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6UY

20 Hollingworth Court, Turkey Mill, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5PP

12 Priory Court, Poulton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5JD

Keystone Innovation Centre, Croxton Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1JD

Mansfield i-centre, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BR


What our graduates have to say:

“Since joining DM I have really enjoyed being part of the graduate scheme. I have had regular support from senior members of staff and other graduates through fortnightly APC discussion groups. The workload is varied, and I have been given responsibilities from very early on, keeping the job interesting! We work hard but regular office socials ensure a welcoming and fun atmosphere around the office.” Francesca Stuttard, Graduate Surveyor, Crewe.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to Mrs Nicola Putt at 1 Staplehurst Farm, Weston on the Green, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX25 3QU or email You can also apply online through the website. We would be grateful if you could indicate in your letter which office location you would be interested in working at.


To be considered for the first round of interviews applications must be received by 2nd January 2019.

Dalcour Maclaren have signed up to the Rural Charter and in compliance with the charter requirements, all of our graduate offers will be made on Monday 11th February 2019.