Valuation Office Agency: placement student programme 2020

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is offering opportunities to build a career as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Who we are

The VOA is an executive agency of HMRC with around 3,500 people. We value property for tax purposes. These taxes fund vital public services like schools, hospitals and welfare so the work we do makes a real difference to peoples’ lives.

We currently have vacancies on our work placement programme, suitable for sandwich degree students who are studying a RICS accredited Degree on the Valuation Pathway. The placement will commence in September 2020.


We’d like to hear from you if you are currently studying on a RICS-accredited Real Estate, or Valuation sandwich degree course, and your degree is deemed suitable for the RICS Valuation Pathway (denoted by the abbreviation ‘(VAL)’ in the RICS Accredited Course Listing.

Why join us?

We will support you to start recording experience against APC on the Valuation pathway whilst you are with us, drawing on our extensive pool of experienced APC Counsellors. We’ll do everything we can to make sure that you get the right mix of work and breadth of experience required.

You’ll be given early responsibility for your own caseloads. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be left to cope alone – as a key member of one of our teams, you’ll be supervised and supported by an experienced Chartered Surveyor. Working with your supervisor and other team members on valuations, inspections and negotiations, you’ll quickly gain experience. Additionally, your team leader will be on hand to provide you with advice and guidance throughout the programme.

Following your 12 month placement; there may be opportunities to remain working in the agency on a part-time basis around your degree commitments in the final year of your studies.

There will also be an opportunity to gain a place on our structured Graduate programme through internal assessment centres.

We’re passionate about diversity and we strive to be an inclusive employer, providing everyone with the opportunity to thrive, develop and be themselves at work. While we work hard, we respect your work-life balance, with flexible working conditions reflecting the best in the sector.

How to apply

Apply via Civil Service Jobs. Search in ‘Organisation’ for Valuation Office Agency and in ‘Role’ for Placement Student Programme.

The Valuation Office Agency has recently adopted the Success Profiles Framework approach which allows us to recruit applicants using a variation of 5 different elements of assessment.


We may be able to offer roles in the following locations (depending on demand):

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Colchester
  • Croydon
  • Eastbourne
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Stoke
  • Wembley
  • Wrexham


The annual salary for this role is at least £22,900 (slight variations for some locations).


If you require more detailed information or general advice about the role, please contact Sue Patel at or telephone 03000 500872.

Published 18 November 2016
Last updated 17 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. The content of the page has been updated to reflect our vacancies for 2020.

  2. The closing date has been extended.

  3. Updated for the 2018 Graduate Scheme.

  4. Updates to applications acceptance dates and current placement testimonies.

  5. First published.