Surveying covers every aspect of land, property and construction, and as a Surveying Technician, you’re important to so many industries.
In the land sector, you can work as an environmental specialist or a waste management expert, while working in property it can provide opportunities to play a part in every aspect of the development, purchase, sale and management of property – both commercial and residential.
Whichever sector you work in, your duties as a surveying are varied and your good judgement helps ensure that construction projects run smoothly and on budget.
Top 5 Tasks
- Collect information from inspections or visits various sites
- Take appropriate measurements of buildings, land or plans
- Collect and record data relating to land, buildings or construction for technical use
- Undertake costings and/or measurements and/or valuations
- Ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others.
Newly trained surveyors can earn in the region of £20,000–£25,000. Trained with experience surveyors can earn in the region of £25,000–£30,000.
Senior or chartered surveyors can earn in the region of £30,000–£45,000.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Effective communicator
- Attention to detail
- Loves meeting deadlines
There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a surveyor; however, you may want to complete GCSEs in maths and English or their equivalents.
To pursue a senior position a BSc Honours Degree in surveying, engineering or construction in England will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body.
However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.