If you're looking for a career that requires a practical approach to work, together with good numerical skills, you might want to consider becoming a quantity surveyor.
Quantity surveyors' work entails managing costings relating to construction projects from the initial estimates right through to the final figures. The work can be carried out in an office environment or actually on-site.
So what qualifications and experience do you need to become a quantity surveyor? Read on for a helpful overview.
Qualifications required for a quantity surveyor role
Although a degree in quantity surveying is desirable, you can use a degree in the following subjects to enter a postgraduate conversion course:
On completion of a two year accredited postgrad course, you will be qualified to work as a quantity surveyors. If an employer sees you as a promising and desirable candidate, they may fund you through your postgrad training.
If you don't have a degree, you could still enter the industry as a technical surveyor, later upgrading your qualifications through part-time study.
To catch a potential future employer's eye, it's well-worth asking around to see if any internships are available or if you could undertake a few weeks' unpaid work experience during university holidays or downtime.
Essential skills you'll need for a career as a quantity surveyor
There are a number of essential skills that you will need to demonstrate in order to become a quantity surveyor.
If this sounds like the sort of work you would like to do and you have the right skills and qualifications, why not contact a local quantity surveyor to find out more about joining the industry?Share
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