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.

A Graduate Building Surveyor 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?

If you’re looking to find out more about Graduate Building Surveyor schemes within the UK construction industry then you’ve come to the right place. We have put together information on everything you need to know about Graduate Building Surveyor schemes within the construction and infrastructure.

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Looking for a Graduate Building Surveyor job?

If you are looking for a new Graduate Building Surveyor opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current Graduate Building Surveyor jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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The importance of a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme

A Graduate Building Surveyor scheme is a structured program designed to attract, develop, and retain talented Graduate Building Surveyors within an organisation. It offers recent graduates the opportunity to gain practical work experience, enhance their skills, and accelerate their professional development. The importance of a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme cannot be understated, as it provides numerous benefits for both the Graduate Building Surveyor and the organisation that implement them.

For Graduate Building Surveyors, a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme offers a smooth transition from academia to the professional world. It provides a structured and supportive environment where they can apply their theoretical knowledge in practical settings. Graduate Building Surveyors have the chance to work alongside experienced Building Surveyor professionals, learn from their expertise, and understand the inner workings of the industry or organisation they are entering. This exposure helps Graduate Building Surveyors develop a deeper understanding of their chosen field, allowing them to make more informed decisions about their career path.

Furthermore, a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme provides Graduate Building Surveyors with a range of training opportunities. These programs often include formal training sessions, workshops, mentoring and on-the-job learning experiences. Through these initiatives, Graduate Building Surveyors can acquire new skills, refine existing ones, and gain a broader understanding of various aspects of their industry. This comprehensive training helps them become well-rounded professionals, capable of tackling complex challenges and adapting to evolving workplace demands.

Another crucial aspect of a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme is the networking opportunities it provides. Graduate Building Surveyors get the chance to interact with professionals at different levels within the organisation, as well as their fellow Graduate Building Surveyors. This networking can lead to valuable connections, mentorship relationships and future career prospects. Building a strong professional network early in one's career is vital for long-term success and a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme facilitates this process by fostering connections and collaboration.

From an organisational perspective, implementing a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme offers several advantages. Firstly, it enables organisations to attract top talent. Graduate Building Surveyors often seek employers that provide structured development programs, as they value the opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive environment. By offering a well-designed Graduate Building Surveyor scheme, organisations can position themselves as attractive employers and increase their chances of recruiting highly capable Graduate Building Surveyors.

Moreover, a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme allows organisations to mould and develop Graduate Building Surveyors according to their specific needs and culture. By investing in the training and development of Graduate Building Surveyors, organisations can shape them into competent professionals who align with the company's values and objectives. This contributes to building a skilled and motivated workforce that can drive innovation and propel the organisation forward.

Additionally, a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme can serve as a pipeline for future Building Surveying talent within the organisation. By identifying and nurturing promising Graduate Building Surveyors, organisations can develop a pool of high-potential individuals who can fill key roles as they progress in their careers. This succession planning ensures a smooth transition of leadership and minimises the impact of talent gaps within the organisation.

In conclusion, a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme plays a vital role in the professional growth of Graduate Building Surveyors and the success of organisations. It offers graduates a platform to apply their knowledge, gain practical skills and build a network of contacts. For organisations, it is an effective strategy for attracting and developing top talent while aligning them with the company's values and goals. By recognising the importance of a Graduate Building Surveyor scheme and investing in such programs, both Graduate Building Surveyors and organisations can reap the benefits of a mutually beneficial partnership.

What sectors do we recruit Graduate Building Surveyor candidates for?

We supply Graduate Building Surveyor talent across the global Construction, Civil Engineering, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors and across all of these key sectors we have a strong reputation for offering a quality service for both candidates and clients.

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