Why Trident?

Joining Team Trident means working for a value-led company that supports people, encouraging you to be your best self and make your mark, empowering you to build the career you want. Because we are employee owned, we encourage collaboration and innovation and provide opportunities for you to get involved and work with experienced people on a wide range of projects.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment. We recognise that by bringing together people of all different backgrounds and experiences, we can gain a wider depth of knowledge, ideas and expertise. This is why we have created an inclusive, supportive environment, where everyone feels welcome.

Our team enjoys a healthy work life balance that supports physical and mental wellbeing. Since 2018, Trident has operated an agile working policy which recognises that work is not just performed “9 to 5” in the office and allows our staff to vary working hours and to work remotely. Trident has been awarded “Investors In People” Gold accreditation, yet we continue to strive and improve.

Trident is committed to employee engagement, and we have set up several established staff committees to generate ideas, improve communication and to encourage everyone to participate in the development of all areas of the business.

To learn more about Trident and how we work, click here.

Core benefits:

  • Agile/hybrid working.
  • Income Tax free EOT bonus scheme for all staff.
  • Individual performance and discretionary bonus schemes.
  • Competitive private pension scheme.
  • Career development for all staff.
  • Payment of professional fees.
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (opportunity to accrue an additional 4 long service days).
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity and adoption leave policy.


  • Private Health Care.
  • Ride to Work Scheme.
  • Electric Car Scheme.
  • Opportunity to buy a maximum of two weeks additional annual leave each year.
  • Company annual staff team building day and regular local social events.
  • Professional Membership subscriptions.
  • Graduate training programme.
  • Car allowance for surveyors/project managers.

We have implemented maternity, paternity and adoption policies that exceed the statutory minimum requirements under The Employment Act. Family always comes first and at Trident we offer flexible working that supports parents and their family lives.


Our graduate programme has been designed to give you experience and exposure on a whole range of projects.
Working with directors and recently qualified surveyors, you will pick up a wide range of experience and surveying techniques. We will provide you with a supervisor and counsellor and you will also attend our in-house training days delivered by experts. We are proud of our consistent success rate in helping our graduate surveyors to achieve Chartered status.

Work experience/Placements

We always welcome work experience and placement students, whether you’re at school or university, we have offices around the country that can offer you a place. We also offer careers advice, so if you do need some guidance, please get in contact.

If you fancy learning about what we could offer you, email recruitment@tridentbc.com for more information.

We also like to roll up our sleeves and take on a challenge, to see how we get involved, click here.

“It’s a cliché to say every day is different, but at Trident that’s true. We get to work on a wide range of projects through the clients we work with”
Pritesh Patel, Birmingham

“At Trident, everyone is valued,we are encouraged to developour skills, use the latest technology and if we have ideas,voice them”
Stacey Sneddon, Edinburgh

“I’ve learned so much assisting our directors and qualified surveyors, they provide support and advice but also encourage you to ask questions”
Tom Hardy, Leeds

“Trident offers me flexibility, I manage my own hours which allows me to fit work around my kids, not the other way round”
Jack Sumpter, London City

“Trident is quick to evolve. We are now rolling out internal training focused upon embedding Sustainability into all of our day to work. One of our strongest aspects is our continuous provision of training and support to our highly valued staff”.
Dan Brooks-Dowsett, Bristol

Staff Questions

Pritesh Patel

Why did you choose surveying as a profession? I’ve always wanted to work in a profession where I wouldn’t be tied to a desk 5 days a week. Being a Building Surveyor provides me with a great balance between working in an office at a desk and being able to get out of the office on site visits.

What is the most interesting job you’ve done?

I have been involved in the conversion of offices into a college. It was rewarding to be involved in a scheme where we were able to transform a disused space into a high quality teaching and learning facility for college students.
Christian Watkins

How did you get into your profession?

I started my career as a joiner/builder but after 10 winters working outside in the freezing cold I decided I needed a change. I started to look at my options and building surveying seemed the most fitting route for me to take given my experience in construction technology. I was accepted into University a few months later and the rest is history.

What is the most interesting job you’ve done?

I am currently organising a large scale fire test for one of our clients to see if the façade systems installed on their buildings are safe. It will be a really interesting experience to witnessing the fire test live!
Rachel Campbell

Why did you choose surveying as a profession?

Surveying suits my skills and abilities. I am creative and I enjoy working as a team. In addition to this, I have the ability to work independently when required to a high level.

How did you get into your profession?

I have a number of family members who are involved in the profession in various roles. This meant that I was aware of the numerous roles that surveying offered as a career and this appealed to me.
Stacey Sneddon

What is your favourite service that we offer and why?

Building surveying – biased as I’m a building surveyor but the breadth of services we provide within one profession is unparalleled. Great value for money providing a one-stop shop for clients.

What is the oddest thing to happen onsite?

My colleague and I were asked to put on ‘disguises’ i.e. our client’s jackets to disguise that we were surveyors investigating a party wall issue. Apparently CCTV was aimed at the house!
Paul Johnson

What is your favourite service that we offer and why?

My favourite service is rights of light, I enjoy the mixed workload of producing drawings, writing reports, and engaging in negotiations

Why did you choose surveying as a profession?

I’ve always had an interest in the built environment and after studying my bachelors in Architecture I decided that I was more suited to surveying

How did you get into your profession?

Having previously worked in a multi-discipline practice I chose to specialise my skills and the rights of light sector is the most interesting to me
Tom Cansfield

What has surprised you about working in this industry?

Every day is different – as a building surveyor we undertake such a wide range of instructions which definitely keeps things interesting. I find myself constantly learning new things which provides great job satisfaction.

What is your favourite service that we offer and why?

A combination of either a defect diagnosis survey or a planned preventative maintenance survey, followed by project managing the remedial works to ensure the longevity of the property. I find it satisfying to identify defects and then specify the remedial works and project manage them on site.

How did you get into your profession?

I did well at GCSE level so at the time I followed the majority of my friends into doing A levels. However, unfortunately I didn’t enjoy the A levels I had chosen so I ended up getting some careers advice and going to college instead to study a BTEC National Diploma in construction and the built environment which soon had me interested in pursuing a career in building surveying.


If you are interested in working with Trident, please send your details over to recruitment@tridentbc.com.