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Land referencing plays a vital part in the development of infrastructure and regeneration in the UK and Ireland, resulting in physical changes to our geography and terrain.



Land referencing is the practice of identifying and classifying persons and organisations holding legal interests and rights over land subject to development. 

The Land Referencer occupation is found in various sectors, including transport (aviation, rail, highways), energy, utilities, housing, redevelopment, retail, environmental protection, and commercial, private and public sectors. One of the core functions of conducting a land referencing exercise is to provide supporting evidence, documentation and information for an acquiring authority to obtain land for large development or infrastructure projects such as airport expansion, railway construction and large shopping centres. Projects you may be working on include – Wind farms, Solar farms, Airports, Rivers, Carbon pipelines and many more!



This apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for school-leavers to get a head start on a surveying career without going to university full time. It’s also suitable for anyone looking for a change of career. We would love to hear from you if you are:


  • passionate about delivering a sustainable future and making a positive impact in the delivery of major infrastructure projects, nationwide

  • an enthusiastic team player who thrives collaborating with others

  • a keen learner who is comfortable tackling new challenges in a fun and fast-paced environment

  • a motivated solution finder who has good attention to detail



  • Great IT skills with good working knowledge of MS Excel and Word packages.

  • An analytical way of thinking with excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage a large amount of both quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Excellent organisational skills, be results-driven and a keen problem solver.

  • You will be able to organise workloads to meet tight project deadlines.

  • You will have great verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Awareness of GIS, experience in collecting and analysing data. (Desirable)

  • Valid UK driving licence and willingness to travel to site and project locations.

  • Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths.*

  • Demonstrate a responsible approach to health and safety.

  • Professional, proactive and receptive to constructive advice and guidance.

  • Strong and empathetic communication skills.

  • Willing to learn new skills while being able to adapt them.

  • Demonstrate a positive approach to problem-solving.

  • Able to work independently when necessary and contribute to discussions as part of a team.

*Apprentices without Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and Maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.



In addition to a competitive salary you will receive excellent benefits including annual bonus, pension, private healthcare, and professional development

Dalcour Maclaren is committed to equal opportunities for all.

You will be based at 1 Staplehurst Farm, Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire OX25 3QU



Applications now closed.

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