What is a Graduate Building Surveyor?

A Building Surveyor is a professional who provides advice on properties and construction. Over time, you will be responsible for assessing and reporting on defects and on ways to improve building projects.

What does a Graduate Building Surveyor do?

As you gain more knowledge and experience throughout the graduate scheme, you will be given more responsibility. When you're starting out your Building Surveying career, you'll be required to undertake the following tasks: 

  • Providing support in the delivery of projects and professional assignments

  • Developing strong working relationships with clients

  • Ensuring that senior management have regular and necessary information on the progress of the project

  • Assisting in preparing schedules of work 

What qualifications and skills are required to become a Graduate Building Surveyor?

In some cases, you may not need a degree to start training as a Building Surveyor. However, having an RICS accredited degree in a related subject, such as a BSc in Building Surveying, will help your application. Again, this will vary from employer to employer.

Some employers may also accept candidates with a BTEC or a HND/HNC in a related subject, such as Building Technologies and Surveying & Estimating.

Candidates should also be:

  • A good team player

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively

  • Able to pay attention to detail

  • In possession of a full UK driver’s license (varies from company to company based on sites and office location)

  • Able to confidently use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Excellent at time management

  • Knowledgeable about CAD

What is a Graduate Scheme?

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