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How to become a surveyor

How to become a surveyor

As one of the most diverse professional careers, we welcome surveyors with a variety of skills. Because we are all different there’s more than one way into a career as a surveyor.

Get an apprenticeship

A professional RICS apprenticeship could be for you if you enjoy learning on the job, are good at managing your time and want to get paid a salary from day one. You can choose from a wide range of apprenticeships which give you an RICS qualification, including degree apprenticeships that lead straight to you becoming a fully qualified chartered surveyor.

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I combine practical experience with the opportunity to learn, earn and end up with qualifications.

Laura Pell
Property apprentice

Go to university

If you enjoy studying, university lifestyle appeals and you want a degree route into a profession, then an RICS-accredited degree could be for you. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate or master’s degree, you can apply for a graduate scheme to become a fully qualified chartered surveyor.

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I did an RICS-accredited degree because I knew it would result in opportunities, and it has.

Sahar Rezazedeh
Chartered surveyor

Experience the world of surveying

Watch vloggers Ali and Eve explore the surveying profession, including flying a £30,000 drone. And discover how surveyors shape the world around us.