Infrastructure Placement Student

The Carter Jonas Infrastructure Team is one of the largest multidisciplinary teams in the Country. We are seeking to hire two Placement Students to join the rural branch of our Infrastructure Team based from our Birmingham Office on a 12 month sandwich placement contract. 
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Working Hours
Full Time
Closing Date

Infrastructure is the backbone of our economy and how we live. It encompasses energy, water, telecoms, trains, roads, housing and even town centres delivering the services and facilities we need to live, work and play in the 21st century. Our multidisciplinary infrastructure team focuses on facilitating the development and expansion of infrastructure to keep pace with ever growing demand. Our rural team focuses on facilitating this development in a rural setting; we help deliver major projects for clients such as Network Rail, Highways England and High Speed Two.

This exciting role will give the opportunity to get involved with national infrastructure projects, providing advice and expertise from a rural perspective. Placement Students will undertake work such as the valuation of rural property, assist with property management, and advise on compensation and compulsory purchase matters within a rural environment. The role will provide a varied workload where you will build practical experience working with tenancy agreements, access and rights over land, planning and development, along with general farm husbandry and crop knowledge within the core area of compulsory purchase and compensation. Placement students will be working within a team of rural Chartered surveyors and will have their own areas of responsibility.


Candidates applying will have a rural interest, with basic knowledge of agriculture. We require open minded and forward-thinking candidates who able to thrive in an exciting and fast-paced environment with good problem-solving skills.  


We offer a supportive team environment and the opportunity to develop your knowledge of all aspects of our rural business.  You will be provided with regular one to ones and feedback on your development and input into the team.  With clear objectives you will truly be able to add value to our team while enjoying real exposure to our expertise.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience as a Rural Infrastructure Surveyor, combining the knowledge and background of rural surveying with the intricacies and technicalities of infrastructure, compensation, and compulsory purchase. You will also develop a sharp focus on technology combined with dispute resolution, mediation and business skills which will set you in excellent stead towards your RICS APC.


  • Approachable – we treat every relationship with respect, integrity & warmth
  • Effective – we do what we say we will, we do it well & we’re accountable
  • Ambitious – we are ambitious for our clients and our firm

Interested and want to know more? Why not drop us a line:

Ellen Bryan – Senior Surveyor (Harper Adams REALM graduate)  07780 667090

Kate Oakes (current placement student) –

Will Griffiths (current placement student) –

If you have CPO an/or Valuations Rural background we are also keen to hear from you.


Start date: June/July/August/September 2022

Application Deadline date – Sunday 6th February at 11.59pm

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