General practice surveyors are involved in the management, valuation, buying, selling and development of land and property.
- negotiating deals for selling, and renting properties
- buying and selling property and land for clients, acting as an agent
- valuation of land and property
- putting together reports for the valuation for mortgages, rent reviews and investment potential advising on property values, land purchase, tenure issues and related legislation
- assessing the economic viability and environmental impact of developments
- Valuation Office Agency work
You can get into this job through:
You could do a chartered surveyor degree apprenticeship.
You'll usually need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship.
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You'll usually need a degree or professional qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to become a general practice surveyor.
Relevant degrees include:
- real estate management
- property development and valuation
- building surveying
- quantity surveying and commercial management
If your degree is in a different subject like economics, law or maths, you could take an accredited postgraduate qualification in surveying.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
- a degree in any subject for a postgraduate course
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If you have a higher national diploma or foundation degree in surveying or construction, you may be able to work as a surveying technician with a company and take further qualifications to fully qualify.
You could get a postgraduate qualification through a graduate trainee scheme with a company, or through distance learning with the University College of Estate Management.
You can register with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to become a chartered surveyor through the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) scheme.
You can find out more about becoming a general practice surveyor from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Career Path and Progression
You could move into a specialist area like auctioning land, property or plant and machinery, or the valuation and auctioning of fine arts and antiques.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Estate agent
- Building control officer
- Building surveyor
- Estates officer
- Technical surveyor
- analytical skills
- customer service skills
- excellent STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
- to be an excellent negotiator
- knowledge of geography
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
£20,000 to £50,000