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Surveyor - Building

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A building surveyor examines the structure of buildings (newly built, historic, recently damaged, being renovated or up for sale) to assess their condition and to identify any faults. They work on a range of projects, such as residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

The Work

You could be:

Some surveyors specialise in local authority building control, which involves administering improvement grants and checking that building work is completed to a satisfactory standard. See Building Standards Surveyor.

Pay

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

Starting wage for a graduate is around £18,000 to £22,000 a year. With experience this can range between £24,000 and £40,000 a year. Senior or head surveyors can earn up to £45,000 a year or more.

Conditions

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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).

In addition to the above you:

There are job opportunities with estate agencies, property developers, housing associations, local authorities and industrial companies.

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

  Scotland
2020
4889
1.6 %
RISE
2025
4967

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

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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