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Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors provides a platform into a diverse profession enabling you to kick-start your career within the industry helping you to get your career off the ground. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) offer a range of courses and training to get you started.

About the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

RICS are a global professional body that influence the highest international standards in the development of land, real estate and construction. They encourage aspiring professionals to enter the world of surveying to help shape the world that we live in.

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What type of training and qualifications do the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors offer?

Chartered Surveyors make a lasting impact on the future, it’s a career that offers excitement, challenges and rewards with the chance for you to work on a variety of projects and even travel the world while earning a salary. The chartered surveyor’s industry covers 17 separate specialisms in three sectors: land, property and construction. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors offer various routes into the industry dependant on your education and qualifications.

If you’re a school student, then it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to get your dream career as a chartered surveyor started. There are various routes to decide from, it’s all about finding which one is right for you.

You could do an accredited degree with over 500 to choose from you really are spoilt for choice and once completed you’ll be able to find employment as a trainee surveyor where you’ll work towards an Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and become chartered by committing to a period of structured training with your employer.

Not planning on going to university? Apprenticeships are a great alternative to becoming a surveyor as you’ll earn whilst you learn so instead of racking up a huge debt you’ll actually be getting paid! The Chartered Surveyors Trust help young people by offering Apprenticeship schemes which are a part of the RICS Associate membership.

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Another alternative includes the associate route which allows those with work experience and relevant vocational qualifications to secure acknowledgement of their skills in the land, property and construction sectors.

RICS also support graduates into a chartered surveyor career by encouraging and supporting them into employment and the assessment of professional competence so you can highlight your capabilities and knowledge to advance your career.

RICS also offer a wide range of courses and events that can help you to advance your career, these are run by professionals in the industry who will share their knowledge and give practical advice. The quantity surveying foundation course allows you to learn the crucial core topics and apply this to your work on projects.

They also offer a range of conferences, seminars, networking, online training and training courses in a range of fields all relevant to the surveying industry so whatever your learning preference there’s bound to be something that’s perfect for you.

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