Working with Employers.

Sava works with employers up and down the country to help improve their staff skills and look at succession planning.

Creating a vibrant profession through partnerships

Sava works with employers big and small to ensure that together we build the residential surveying expertise required to meet the needs of the residential property and housing sector.  

Have a look through the opportunities below, or get in contact to talk through your specific challenges.

  • We are always looking for new Assessors for our qualifications.

    Sava Assessors contain a mixture of active practising, semi-retired and retired surveyors who enjoy supporting and encouraging the next generation of surveyors into the industry. The role of an assessor is to review the evidence presented by a learner and make a judgement as to whether the learner has met the criteria contained within the qualification specification.

    To meet the requirements of the Awarding Body (ABBE) and RICS, all assessors must be a member of RICS and an experienced Residential Surveyor and Valuer (with at least 4 years of experience post-qualification). Full training and support are given so no prior assessing experience is necessary.

    Benefits of being an assessor with Sava include:

    • Free technical CPD
    • Online process allows you to work from home
    • Can be fitted around other commercial activities
    • Competitive rates of pay
    • An opportunity to help shape the next generation of surveyors

    If you would like to find out more about being an Assessor and whether this is something you would like to get involved in, then please email for more information.

    Assessing can be so flexible and easy to fit around my other work. The joy I get from seeing learners join the profession makes it all the more worthwhile.”

    Anne Hinds FRICS
    Lead Internal Quality Assurer
  • Being a mentor can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It provides you with the opportunity to give back to the profession and help shape the next generation of surveyors. If you are thinking of recruiting it is also a really good way to meet a potential new colleague.

    Being a mentor is flexible and can work to fit around you. Many mentors say how much they enjoy working with learners, whether out on site where they can be a useful second pair of hands or providing other services such as proofreading or desktop study. Most of the Sava learners are ‘career changers’ and have other experiences they can share with you.

    Benefits of being a mentor:

    • Learners can be of real practical assistance – helping measure a property, taking photographs on an inspection, proofreading reports etc.
    • RICS recognise mentoring as an informal CPD activity
    • It’s a great way of getting to know a learner without any long-term commitment – it may present you with a recruitment opportunity
    • It’s an opportunity to give something back to the profession
    • You can learn from them (if they have a background in marketing, could they assist with websites or email campaigns for example)
    • Sava provides full Public Liability cover.

    There are Sava learners all over the country so if you would like to find out more, please email Sava at

  • Sava hosts an annual Residential Surveying Exhibition and Conference (formerly known as the Residential Surveying Careers Fair). This is the only careers event in the UK which is dedicated to the residential surveying industry. The event in 2023 welcomed 38 exhibitors from a range of surveying firms to network with 400+ delegates. The event also included a full technical and careers-based conference.

    You can read about the 2023 event here.

    To find out more about the exhibition opportunities for the 2024 event, please complete the form below or email

  • We work with employers to help them with their future growth plans, ensuring they can recruit new residential building surveyors, as well as upskill their existing team members.

    Our qualification for new entrants/career changers can be used by employers to train new, future members of their team, either by sponsoring learners or putting forward non-technical members of existing staff onto our qualification programme.

    Our qualifications for existing professionals help your team develop their careers and keep their skills up to date.

    Contact us at to find out about our Sava Partnership Programme.

  • James Brook, RICS Surveyor and Valuer

    Sava offers bespoke training to the residential survey and valuation sector. This is, in my opinion, superior and prepares graduates far better for our area of work than any other traditional education courses. We have found all the Sava graduates we have interacted with to be very competent and prepared for the world of surveying.”

    James Brook, FRICS
    Managing Director,
    Novello Chartered Surveyors

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