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Surveyor - Rural Practice

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A rural practice surveyor buys, sells and manages rural land, including farms, country estates, woodland and forestry plantations. Most specialise in either estate management or in valuation work. they are also known as land agents.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for graduate rural practice surveyors could be around £20,000 to £25,000 a year. Chartered surveyors can earn £25,000 to £35,000 or more a year. High earners can earn up to around £45,000 a year, sometimes more.

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Getting In

You gain chartered or associate status by following one of the routes approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

There are other factors to consider.

This is a small area of surveying and there are fewer vacancies than in other branches. Look for a job with individual landowners, commercial or industrial companies, local authorities, agricultural surveying firms or organisations such as the National Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
4760
1.2 %
RISE
2023
4818
  United Kingdom
2018
60295
3.3 %
RISE
2023
62285

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The RICS publishes a list of accredited degree and postgraduate courses. As interest in the environment grows, the role of the rural practice surveyor could change. There might be more work in:

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Scotland
Tel: 0131 225 7078
E-mail: scotland@rics.org
Website: http://www.rics.org/uk
Twitter: @RICSnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricssurveyors

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