An apprenticeship at Dalcour Maclaren brings excellent opportunities to work with well-known organisations within the Utilities & Infrastructure sectors. People at Dalcour Maclaren are the most important part of the business, and we ensure they feel recognised and valued for their work.


An apprenticeship is a full-time job with additional learning; this is a winning combination. It means you can train and get the qualifications you want in a career that interests you whilst earning a salary. You will have a ‘hands-on’ experience in which you will be working in a competitive environment and learn transferable skills beyond the classroom, which employers will look for later on in life. An apprenticeship helps you stand out from the rest as it gains you access to a company or sector you want to work in. It also gives you a chance to become a recognised and valued member of a team and put you in a strong position for permanent job opportunities.


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

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.

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!


You will be learning from people with expert knowledge that have great and vast access to all the necessary support you will need. The skills, knowledge, and behaviours you will be taught are part of a designed programme specifically to teach you everything that will help you progress further and help you to action continuous development.


An apprenticeship also gives you a chance to build professional relations and network with various people in all sectors with a wide range of diverse knowledge; this will help you stand out from the rest and give you a head start in your career. At Dalcour Maclaren, as a forward-thinking and diverse business, we put our people first; This means that there are equal opportunities for all, and we believe in working as ‘one team.’ 


Dalcour Maclaren is a forward-thinking and diverse business that believes in diversity and equal opportunities.

  • 25 days annual leave and an extra day for your birthday

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Annual bonus

  • Competitive pension plan

  • Private healthcare with Vitality

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Active social calendar including Summer and Christmas parties

  • And loads more!


  • 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.

  • Take responsibility and pride in your work.

  • 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.


Location: Unit 1, Bignell Park Barns, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 1TD 

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits including Annual Bonus, Pension, Private Healthcare, and Professional Development

Dalcour Maclaren is committed to equal opportunities for all.

Dalcour Maclaren considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation List. Therefore, Dalcour Maclaren will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.

If you’re a dynamic, ambitious individual who is looking for a career with an exciting, growing and dynamic business, we want to hear from you!



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