With the use of technology in surveying growing and research showing that children aged 12 to 15 are spending an average of 13 hours a week gaming, could playing Minecraft or having a gaming background be new criteria on your graduate or apprenticeship applications?


It’s impossible to predict the future, but with technology rapidly being adopted across the built environment, we do know that change is coming.  Therefore, as an industry we need to open alternative routes into the industry, like apprenticeships and look at attracting young people with new and different skills; coming up with innovative ways to do so.

We have teamed up with high profile gaming vlogger AliA, who has amassed a YouTube following of over four million people, to highlight some of the latest surveying technology and show how gamers could be the surveyors of the future.

This video was produced as part of our drive to inspire the next generation of talent into surveying. Alongside this we also produced a similar video with vlogger Eve Bennett published during result week to promote surveying and what surveyors do as a career. 

If you want to hear more about the exciting things we are doing or get involved in future opportunities, please email careers@rics.org

Comments (1)

  1. This TED Talk is amazing. It has so much potential to create future surveyors. How a video game might help us build better cities https://www.ted.com/talks/karoliina_korppoo_how_a_video_game_might_help_us_build_better_cities

    Joseph Arnold Joseph Arnold, 29 September at 20:53PM

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