Graduate Assistant Rural Surveyor

Join a small but forward-thinking and creative team of rural surveyors. Based in Exeter, Devon, we provide local and national traditional land agency services with a reputation for excellence and are the leading Environmental Credit brokers in the UK.  

  • The firm provides a diverse range of professional services for national as well as local clients, including estate management, farm and land sales, valuations, planning, ecological and forestry advice, landlord & tenant, rent reviews, Countryside Stewardship, ELMS and BPS claims.  
  • The firm is also the leading national brokerage house for a variety of intangible assets including BPS Entitlements (Wales, Scotland and NI), Carbon, Biodiversity Net Gain, Nutrient Neutrality and Water Abstraction Licences in the UK, with over 30 years’ of experience in trading farm quotas since 1992. 
  • There will be opportunities to become directly involved in exciting and specialised projects such as expert witness work, large-scale woodland creation, BNG surveys & projects and researching and giving expert advice on cutting-edge policy issues including our brokerage work.  

We are committed to encouraging employees to build upon their strengths and believe that those who are working in areas that they enjoy will succeed. We work closely with our surveying team to design their training around a broad-based grounding in all areas that a traditional land agent would come across, without over-specialising at too early a stage. We are able to do this by providing early client contact and a high level of support, enabling employees to quickly fulfil their potential.  

The ideal candidate for the graduate role will have completed or be studying for an RICS accredited rural degree and an interest in joining a small traditional land agency firm. A wide range of experience will be gained throughout the rural sector and we will work with the successful candidate to achieve the required level in all APC competencies, building on any previous knowledge and interests within the rural sector. In addition CAAV training is offered. 

Our trainees have a proven track record of successfully achieving their chartered status as rural surveyors (RICS) and agricultural valuers (CAAV), whilst enjoying exciting challenges in their day-to-day employment with an early high level of client contact and responsibility (please see Join Us, for some testimonials).  

The salary offered will be appropriate to the level of experience and qualification of the successful candidate, with an annual programmed salary review.  

Significant opportunities for career development are available for the right candidate.  

All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.  If you are interested in this opportunity please email your CV and a covering letter to Kathy Dean at in the first instance.