3d laser scanning
3d laser scanning
3d laser scanning
3d laser scanning

Achieve your ambitions

Enhance your career

1ST HORIZON is a rapidly developing organisation where innovation and attaining excellence is extensively promoted.


We recognize that people are fundamental to the success of the business. Our staff are encouraged and supported to develop their skills to maximum potential.

We pride ourselves on offering the most unique and inspiring working environment in the survey and measurement industry. Huge investment has been made in creating our truly bespoke office facility and in the acquisition of cutting edge technology and equipment.


At 1ST HORIZON we are continually seeking talented and committed individuals who would relish the opportunity to work within our dynamic organisation.


  • Competitive salaries
  • Pension scheme
  • Laptop, phone and tablet for certain roles
  • Employee referral rewards up to £1,000.00
  • Large investment in employee training and development
  • Utilise innovative technologies and techniques
  • Positive attitude and performance is actively rewarded
  • Great team spirit and collaborative culture
  • Inspiring working environment and atmosphere
  • Diversity of projects, sectors and geographic locations
  • Work on prestigious, predominantly large-scale projects
  • Regular team social events
  • Involvement in charity events and activities


Company accolades:

  • Faro training partner
  • Committed to CSCS
  • Constructionline
  • Acclaim
  • Accredited apprenticeship scheme

We have a strong track record for developing graduates, apprentices and trainees. We created our own bespoke apprenticeship scheme in 2014 which has been very successful with excellent staff retention rates historically.

Although academic acumen is important to us we are primarily seeking individuals with the right attitude, a good work ethic and a meticulous / organised nature.

1ST HORIZON’s ambitious growth and development strategy means there are extremely strong opportunities for progression for individuals who are hardworking and will enjoy pushing for excellence.

At 1ST HORIZON you will have the opportunity to…

  • Work in a close-knit team
  • Carry out work across many sectors
  • Be involved in a diverse range of projects

Our Minimum requirements

There are no minimum requirements for graduates, trainees or apprentices other than a positive attitude towards work and a willingness to adopt our vision and values.

1ST HORIZON provide an environment that is both challenging and fast paced. This would be the ideal place for experienced individuals to hone their skills and develop to their maximum potential. There are no barriers on CPD and employees are encouraged to innovate and take on new challenges.

As an employee of 1ST HORIZON you will get the opportunity to push boundaries and be part of a close-knit team of like-minded individuals.

If you think you have the skills, experience and more importantly ethic and attitude to excel in a fast-paced working environment then we’d be very happy to hear from you.

At 1ST HORIZON you will have the opportunity to…

  • Work in a close-knit team
  • Carry out work across many sectors
  • Be involved in a diverse range of projects

Our Minimum requirements

There are no minimum requirements for experienced professionals other than a positive attitude towards work and a willingness to adopt our vision and values.

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Please contact us for more information

We are currently recruiting for the following positions…

Position Filled
Closing Date: October 22 | Location: UK – Yorkshire

Fast-track route to a technology-based career in Surveying.

  • Starting salary between £16,000/year and £21,000/year. Future earning potential up to £40,000/year
  • A proven track record for rapid development / progression for employees enrolled on similar programmes.
  • Significant salary uplifts – Typically increasing to circa 200% of stating salary over a 6-year period.
  • Guaranteed permanent position as a surveyor following completion of the training programme.
  • Open to any high-calibre candidates (graduates or undergraduates) with drive and commitment. No prior experience required.
  • Unique opportunity with huge potential for technical advancement.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technology – Survey, 3D Measurement, Digital Data Capture etc.
  • Opportunity to travel – Experience many varied projects locally, nationally & globally.

About 1st Horizon

1st Horizon provides measurement, mapping and technology-based services. Our services include; 3D laser scanning; underground utility location/mapping; CAD & BIM services; aerial surveys; technology-based solutions and more.

Our vision is to be recognized as the number 1 brand for survey, mapping & measurement, through exceptional customer service, quality & innovation.

1st Horizon is a highly regarded & very successful business that has demonstrated sustained and significant growth historically. The company is now undertaking an extensive recruitment programme that is linked to our huge growth aspirations for the future.

We offer a unique and inspiring workplace, and our aim is to create a fantastic working environment with a positive team spirit. http://1sth.co.uk/team-events/

Huge investment has been made in creating our truly bespoke office facility and in the acquisition of cutting-edge technology and equipment.

The Opportunity

Our structured training program offers a fantastic opportunity for graduates / undergraduates (or high-achieving individuals from a non-related background) to fast-track a career in the digital data capture & surveying industry. This opportunity is completely unique and is undoubtedly an unparalleled way to forge a progressive career in surveying without the need for a related graduate education.

This training programme will lay the foundations for a career in a variety of different roles such as 3D Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Utility Surveyor, 3D CAD Technician and BIM Technician.

As one of our Trainee Surveyors you will be involved in the 3D data capture, data processing and subsequent CAD/BIM modelling of existing sites. Projects are wide-ranging and the role will be challenging, demanding and varied. Specific survey tasks may include 3D laser scanning, topographical surveys, utility surveys and site setting out.

This program typically takes 12 to 24 months to complete depending on the performance of the individual.

The Role – http://1sth.co.uk/apprentice/

As one of our Trainee Surveyors you will have the opportunity to explore the following areas of Surveying:

  • 3D Digital Data Capture & CAD/BIM Modelling
  • Detection / the location of underground utilities, subsurface features and structures using Electromagnetic Frequency Locators (EFL) and Ground Penetrating Rada (GPR).
  • Topographical mapping of land using precision survey equipment
  • Production of 2D/3D CAD & BIM drawings from pointcloud data.

For more information on the types of surveying we offer at 1st Horizon – visit http://1sth.co.uk/services/

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 9 GCSE’s grade A*-C.
  • 3 A-levels grade D or above.
  • Full clean driving license is essential (access to own vehicle is beneficial).
  • Graduate education (desirable but not essential).

Desirable Skills & Qualities:

  • Be progressive, imaginative, and enthusiastic in your work.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • A meticulous nature and acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact positively with both senior and junior staff.
  • Dedicated, committed and positive attitude.

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive renumeration
  • Actively endorsed career progression
  • Excellence & CPD is extensively promoted with opportunities for growing with the company as we continue to expand at a significant rate.
  • Substantial investment in staff training, with regular training days & TEAM events
  • A fantastic working environment in our custom-built, company-owned offices
  • A positive team spirit, where excellence is rewarded
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous leave entitlement with Christmas Shutdown
  • Leave allowance increasing with service
  • Regular staff social events
  • The opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies at the forefront of innovation
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Access to a range of development courses and training to support your personal and professional development.

At 1st Horizon excellence is extensively promoted, you will be given the opportunity and encouragement to be the very best that you can be.

Please apply now by submitting your CV to careers@1sth.co.uk or contact us for more information.


01226 766 446