Surveying is the collective name for a group of careers with certain
skills in common. In fact, chartered surveyors offer knowledge, skills
and advice all around the world, on a surprisingly wide range of property
issues. Not just on valuing people’s homes, but on major construction
projects, farm property management, surveying the sea bed and even valuing
20th century collectables. Plus much, much more…
environmentalism, recycling, caring for parks and forests,
mapping land, managing farms and even looking after rivers and the sea
valuing and managing all kinds of property such as buildings,
antiques, ideas, machinery
Homes and businesses
selling, renting, investing, developing and business
managing peoples’ homes, factories, offices and other business property
Building the future
creating cities, roads, stadiums, homes, airports
and all sorts of constructions
Why choose surveying?
Everywhere you have been today, a surveyor has been before. Surveyors
are responsible for the valuation of all the physical assets of the
world - from major construction projects and property investments to
protecting the environment, from surveying the seabed to valuing antiques.
Becoming a chartered surveyor is potentially one of the most exciting
and diverse professions around. Here are a few of the reasons why:
Surveying is an extremely diverse profession. Depending on which area
you decide to specialise in you could go on to become involved in planning
and creating cities, protecting the environment, designing the latest
Sony Playstation game, helping to organise the festival at Glastonbury,
discovering a lost work of art, or doing the next big property deal.
And RICS is here to help you realise your full potential and to help
you to develop your career.
Chartered surveyors can command high salaries and bonuses. Surveyors
in the UK are the highest paid graduates with an average salary of £24
000 three years after leaving university*. Beyond that the sky is the
limit with six figure bonuses for big deals not unknown.
If you consider yourself to be a 'people person' the land, property and construction profession could be for you. You will be talking to a wide range of people from
contractors to managing directors. Personal relationships can make you
in this business.
Surveyors are not chained to their desks. Although you are likely to
be office based you will spend a great deal of time out meeting people
and inspecting properties or plots of land. Many surveyors travel nationally
Hours in the surveying world are very civilised and compare favourably
with other professions such as law. The lifestyle of a surveyor is often
envied by individuals in other professions and supported by the number
of late entrants to the profession.
* Source: The Royal Bank of Scotland