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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.

Discover more about professional apprenticeships

I combine practical experience with the opportunity to learn, earn and end up with qualifications Laura Pell, property apprentice

I did an RICS-accredited degree because I knew it would result in opportunities, and it has Sahar Rezazedeh, chartered surveyor

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.

Learn more about university and RICS-accredited degrees

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.