April 18, 2021

Why become a surveyor?

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Surveyors play a key role in developing new high-tech, sustainable cities, tackling climate change and solving global issues like urbanisation, migration and resource scarcity.

This makes their skills very attractive to employers and opens up global career opportunities…


Shape the world around you

Transform our cities and landscapes and improve how people work and travel, where they live, and how they build safer, healthier, happier communities.

As a surveyor, you can play a central role in shaping the world around us and gain the satisfaction of seeing your projects improve our built and natural environments: from greener transport systems to urban regeneration projects, like in most Developing Countries right now – which is transforming cities by creating thousands of homes and local jobs.

The Portside Tower (CapeTown). One of the African buildings maintained by Surveyors

Did you know? Surveyors are involved throughout the lifecycle of buildings and construction projects: from buying the land, to planning and monitoring the construction, and managing the finished building – and they are even involved in a building’s final demolition decades later.

Experience a world of variety

Surveying is a truly varied career mixing office-based work, innovative technologies and the chance to work on major projects with real social value.

From planning skyscrapers and sports stadiums to creating film sets and festival sites, surveyors work on a huge variety of projects and with all sorts of people – architects, property developers, safety experts, asset managers… No two days are the same in the world of surveying.

And it’s a truly global career: with projects, skills and clients spanning the world it offers great opportunities for international travel. All this makes surveying a hugely varied, fun and collaborative profession.

Did you know? The project to build Most football stadiums are run by surveyors.

Build a valued and well-paid career

Surveying skills are increasingly in demand around the world, so you can grow your career, develop specialisms and explore global opportunities.

With skills ranging from 3D-modelling, data analytics and drone flying to interpersonal skills like communication, teamwork and project management, a career in surveying equips you with highly valuable, future-proofed skills.

Because of this surveyors around the world are rewarded with excellent pay, benefits and career opportunities.

Did you know how much a Surveyor earns? I will leave you to guess and start wondering.

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