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SoLR News - One week to go until launch

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Since our web launch on 2 September, the level of interest and support for SoLR has exceeded our expectations; we have 300 subscribers, over 200 attendees for our online launch and 70 people who have joined the Society as members. As a Society, we look forwa

rd to collectively identifying and delivering meaningful objectives.

Please continue to spread the news:;


National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021

This week, SoLR acknowledged the Government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2021 policy paper. We highlighted the critical role our niche practice plays in this area, outlined our plans to support the growth and retention of technical skills and invited further dialogue. Read the policy paper here.


The Land Referencer Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will provide a new and accessible route to a career in land referencing which complements graduate and other traditional intake options. This will play a major role in developing and retaining the skills required to deliver a strong pipeline of infrastructure and regeneration projects.

The Land Referencer Apprenticeship Trailblazer Group successfully achieved its objective at the end of 2021 with the approval of a £14k funding band (per candidate), paving the way for the delivery of the apprenticeship standard from Sep 2022.

Original Trailblazer Group Members:

  • Arcadis

  • Ardent Management

  • Carter Jonas

  • Dalcour Maclaren

  • High Speed Two (HS2)

  • IATE

  • Land Referencing Services

  • Mott Macdonald


  • Terraquest

  • WSP

SoLR has now assumed a supporting role of this apprenticeship, and we’re pleased to announce 2 major milestones achieved in September:

  1. The National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure (NCATI) have formally registered to deliver our apprenticeship on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

  2. Qualifications for Industry (QFI) have registered their intention to provide independent end-point assessment of apprenticeship candidates

In future we plan to:

  1. Promote a sustainable intake of candidates by engaging with and supporting employers (see our planned employer engagement meeting below)

  2. Coordinate technical guidance to the training provider

  3. Coordinate technical expertise to the end-point assessment process


This week, Nathan McCarthy joined Grace Clarke and George Hutton in sharing his experience of starting his career as an early career professional.

Read Nathan, Grace and George’s bios and more about our apprenticeship:


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