• Are you a college leaver, seeking an apprenticeship, leading to a professional career?
  • Have you recently completed a BTEC in Architectural Technology or other Construction related subject?Or an A-level student with an interest in construction?
  • Do you want to progress to a HNC or a Degree in Architectural Technology?
  • Would you rather earn money whilst continuing your studies and avoid student debt?
  • Do you want to work directly alongside experienced Chartered Surveyors who will help you through your Apprenticeship?
  • Will you relish a team atmosphere with a varied workload of exciting building projects?

Apprentice opportunity

We have an opportunity within our Building Surveying department for an Apprentice Architectural Technician.

We are looking to recruit a bright and enthusiastic college/sixth form leaver who is looking to progress to a degree in Architectural Design and Technology; or an Apprenticeship level student studying towards a Diploma in Architecture & Advanced Construction (or similar subject) and who is ultimately looking to progress to a HNC/Degree in Architectural Technology or construction related subject.

The candidate would be employed on a full time basis but would undertake studies on a part-time, day-release basic over the next few years.

Candidates should have a good knowledge of construction technology or an interest in building design.  Technical drawing skills and a working knowledge of the AutoCAD drawing package would be an advantage but training will be given. An interest in Revit, SketchUp and other associated programs would also be beneficial but are not essential.

We are seeking high calibre candidates with the following qualities: strong work ethic, good communication skills, a high standard of written English and a desire to progress. A driving licence would also be advantageous.

Company background

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors is a leading property and construction consultancy in Lancashire. Our main offices are located in Blackburn and Preston and we cover the whole of the North-West region.

We are a multi-discipline independent firm with a team of over twenty staff.

Core disciplines include Building Surveying, Valuation Surveying, Planning and Land Development, Architectural Design and General Practice.

We maintain a spread of projects across all public and private sector markets, and our strength is in the depth and diverse range of our activity.

Our range of clients include commercial companies, schools, academies, PLC’s, commercial landlords, developers, banks, care homes, housing associations, rural estate clients and private individuals.

We can offer:

We can offer a fabulous career opportunity within our busy, independent firm, with a team atmosphere. We will provide varied workload and an opportunity to experience different aspects of architectural detailing and surveying.

Salary, payment of university training/course fees, day-release to complete studies, pension, mileage allowance, free parking, generous holiday allowance, in-house CPD seminars, contribution towards external CPD requirements, structured training plan, excellent office environment in modern office, etc.

The role will be based at our Blackburn office.


Interested candidates should please submit their written applications and CV’s to: sarah.dignan@leahough.co.uk

Preston Office
Telephone: 01772 458866
Blackburn Office
Telephone: 01254 260196
Clitheroe Office
Telephone: 01200 320040
Lancaster Office
Telephone: 01524 899850
Manchester Office
Telephone: 0161 265 0070
Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR