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careers roadmap CAREER

ROLES

PROPERTY

Leasing Agent

Sales Agent

LAW & PROPERTY

Property Lawyer

Real Estate Lawyer

LAND & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Leasing Agent

Sales Agent

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Construction Project Manager

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Project Manager

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Commercial Property Manager

(QUANTITY SURVEYING)

(DEVELOPMENT)

Construction Site Manager

Project Manager

Property Manager

Property Manager

Facilities Manager

Project Manager

Law Clerk

Legal Counsel

Facilities Manager

Project Manager

Property Marketer

Valuer (Commercial or Rural)

Property Marketer

Construction Manager

Consultant Quantity Surveyor

Construction Quantity Surveyor

Property Consultant

Property Developer

Catchment Management Planner

Policy Analyst (Planner)

Property Financial Advisor

Commercial Manager

Construction Estimator

Recreation Planner

Project Manager

Urban Designer

Draftsperson

Project Manager

Building Surveyor

Project Manager

Planner

ARCHITECTURE

Architectural Designer

Design Manager

Design Technician

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscape Architect

Environmental Design Consultant

Urban Designer

Heritage Landscape Consultant

Regional Planner

Environment Commissioner

SURVEYING

Surveyor

Cadastral Surveyor

Engineering Surveyor

Hydrographic Surveyor

Mining Surveyor

Project Manager

BUILDING SCIENCE

Consultancy Project Manager

Contractor Project Manager

Council Building Inspector

BIM Manager

Property Development Manager

Environmental Sustainable Design Consultant

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE / SPATIAL DESIGN

Interior / Building Designer

Urban Designer

Industrial Designer

ENGINEERING

Civil Engineer

Construction Manager

Geotechnical Engineer

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Property Analyst

Valuer (Commercial or Rural)

URBAN PLANNING

MBIE occupation outlook categories:

Property Analyst

Facility Manager

Building Surveyor

Roading / Transportation Engineer

SERVICE INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

Structural Engineer

Water / Environmental Engineer

MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY

Project Manager


what is a career in property and construction? The property and construction sector has an impact on everybody’s lives – from the buildings we live in to where we work and play. If you stop to think about it, property plays a part in your life every day. This sector is one of New Zealand’s largest employers, and isn’t just about building sites and high vis jackets – there are lots of different career paths. As you can see on page 2, there are many options for you to consider. In fact, you may not have heard of all the careers on offer. Keystone Trust was established in 1994 to help young people with financial and circumstantial need to study at tertiary level for a career in the built environment. We are the only Trust dedicated to support the property and construction industry through scholarships to tertiary study. We invite you to find out if a career in the property and construction industry is for you by reading the information in this booklet and visiting our website. We also suggest you talk with your Careers Advisor, your parents or guardians and friends about what your future could look like. We look forward to hearing from you if you decide this career path is right for you.

WHY DO I LOVE THIS INDUSTRY?

PATRICK KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2019 BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION (QS)

“The construction industry is full of people who are really enthusiastic about what they do, no matter what role they’re in. If you are honest and do a good job you can go a long way with your career.”

RYAN KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2016 • BACHELOR OF SURVEYING

“Every day in a surveying role is different! It is one of the few jobs that has true variety, because the amount of knowledge in the industry is incredible and there is always more to learn.”

SOPHIE KEYSTONE STUDENT 2019 BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

“I love this industry because it is so broad with the things you can do. There’s multiple careers in the industry which means you have options to learn off different people and what they specialise in. I’m excited to be able to work alongside and learn from people in the property industry.” BUILD YOUR FUTURE 3


UNIVERSITIES AND POLYTECHNICS Keystone Trust supports students considering study in any of these programmes at the following tertiary providers.

North Tec

Victoria University of Wellington

Ara Institute of Canterbury

WHANGAREI

WELLINGTON

CHRISTCHURCH

• Diploma in Architectural Technology

• Bachelor of Architectural Studies • Bachelor of Building Science • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

• Bachelor of Construction

AUCKLAND

WelTec

Otago Polytechnic

• Bachelor of Property • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) • Bachelor of Urban Planning • Bachelor of Architectural Studies

WELLINGTON

DUNEDIN

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology

• Bachelor of Architectural Studies

The University of Auckland

• Bachelor of Law

AUT University AUCKLAND

• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Architectural Engineering

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology

CHRISTCHURCH

The University of Otago

• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

DUNEDIN

Lincoln University

• Bachelor of Surveying

CHRISTCHURCH

Southern Institute of Technology

• Bachelor of Land and Property Management

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology

• Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

INVERCARGILL

• Bachelor of Spatial Design

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology • Bachelor of Applied Management (Project Management Major)

AUCKLAND

• Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

University of Waikato

• Bachelor of Architectural Technology • Bachelor of Construction

UNITEC

• Bachelor of Architectural Studies

• Bachelor of Architectural Studies

• Bachelor of Construction

University of Canterbury

• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Construction Engineering

• Bachelor of Construction

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Where can I STUDY?

NorthTec

HAMILTON

• Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) • Bachelor of Environmental Planning

Wintec

University of Waikato University of Auckland AUT University, UNITEC Massey University

Wintec

HAMILTON

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Massey University

• Diploma in Construction Quantity Surveying

Massey University AUCKLAND, PALMERSTON NORTH

Victoria University

& WELLINGTON

• Bachelor of Business (Property) • Bachelor of Construction • Bachelor of Design (Hons) Majoring in Spatial Design

University of Canterbury Lincoln University Ara Institute of Canterbury

• Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning

Open Polytechnic DISTANCE LEARNING

University of Otago Otago Polytechnic

• Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

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WelTec, Massey University


tertiary study or apprenticeship? To support the future growth of our industry, we need more skilled and educated young people entering the property and construction sector at all levels.

TAKING MY OWN JOURNEY

FINISH HIGH SCHOOL UNIVERSITY / POLYTECHNIC

APPRENTICESHIP

Meet entry requirements

Choose apprenticeship in trade of choice (ie. builder, plumber, electrican)

Look up a Keystone Scholarship www.keystonetrust.org.nz

SIAOSI KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2018 • HAWKINS “I finished high school in 2010 and I wanted to do a trade. Being an

Study a property or construction related degree

Work with an employer who supports you through your apprenticeship

electrician was my first role, but I lost my job and went on to work for a building company. After a while I got offered a building apprenticeship.

Duration typically 3-4 years

Gain work experience while studying

I enjoyed being hands-on, learning new skills and being a part of cool projects. It’s

Complete practical, on-the-job assessments, block courses, earn a wage and gain skills

awesome to look back and be able to say I built that! After I was qualified as a builder, I worked for a small company, where I was the youngest in the team. I realised it might take me another 10 years to get higher in

This can lead to employment in a graduate role

Duration typically 3-4 years

the company, so I looked at how I could improve myself. Studying a Bachelor of Construction seemed like a good idea. Through my degree I have enjoyed learning another side to construction. It

NOW YOU’RE QUALIFIED!

has opened up many opportunities, and I know I can go onto other roles in the construction field.

OR – you might decide to study at a post graduate level

OR – you might decide to study further through university or polytechnic

I am now working for Hawkins as a Cadet, which is an apprenticeship-style programme, where they train me in all aspects of construction management. I’m finding my feet pretty fast, but there is still a lot to learn!”

Thinking about an apprenticeship? There are many ways to get into the property and construction industry. Apprenticeships is one other way to do this. You can do an apprenticeship for many trades including Building, Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Electrical and more. These can all be done though Industry Training Organisations, Private Training Establishments or Polytechnics across the country. Visit your industry training organisation for more information. BUILD YOUR FUTURE 5


UNIVERSITY OR POLYTECHNIC WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE? WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT STUDYING?

WHAT WAS MY FIRST DAY OF STUDY LIKE? Tim

TIM KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2018 • BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION

“I’m from a small town called Balclutha, which is very different to Auckland. Everyone knows your business down there. The main fear I had about moving up here was failure. I didn’t

CALLUM KEYSTONE ALUMNI • BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION

“Construction is recognised internationally, and you can work nearly anywhere in the world. Once qualified, you will have a great skillset for life.”

want to go back to Balclutha with the tag ‘you dropped out of uni.’ After doing architecture for one year, I realised it wasn’t for me, so I transferred to a Bachelor of Construction at Unitec. Keystone really helped me because they supported me and it was great to have someone to talk to about everything. I’ve learnt that sometimes you have to take a leap of faith. It might be tough at first, but it’s going to be better for you in the long run.”

BLAIR KEYSTONE STUDENT 2019 • BACHELOR OF SURVEYING

ANNTONINA KEYSTONE ALUMNI • BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION

“I am able to learn about sustainable and affordable buildings and give back to my community with this knowledge”.”

“My first day at the University of Otago was very scary as I flew down to Dunedin at 6am so it was an early start! At first, I got a bit lost, but you get used to your surroundings pretty quick! The classes

Blair

were a lot bigger than high school with hundreds of people in one lecture theatre. The best thing about this is that with so many new people, I’ve made some pretty

KYLE

cool connections across the campus.”

KEYSTONE STUDENT 2019 • BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE “When I first went to class at Victoria University of Wellington, I was pretty overwhelmed as there were so many people, but I got used to it after the

LUCY

first lecture. It was hard to find my way around at first, but I asked for directions

KEYSTONE STUDENT • BACHELOR OF URBAN PLANNING

“Urban planning is focused around the environment, people and sustainability. You get to solve pressing issues within your city and help decide a city’s future.” 6 BUILD YOUR FUTURE

and everyone around the campus was really helpful. There are also guides who

Kyle

show you around the campus so you can find your lectures!”


WHAT COULD YOU BE CAPABLE OF?

and make yourself some goals” I had been trying to escape from my situation back

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than I probably saw in myself. I remember Craig saying to me “set your sights higher

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“Fortunately, I had a great careers advisor, Craig Wilkie, who saw more potential in me

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my Dad on a building site and I knew that wasn’t going to be for me.

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what was to come. The most I knew about the construction sector was labouring for

EN ALUMNI ➜

“My days started at Lytton High School in Gisborne and looking back I had no clue of

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STUDY AWARD RECIPIENT 2002 • DIRECTOR, C3 CONSTRUCTION • TRUSTEE, KEYSTONE TRUST • SPONSOR • EMPLOYER

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home with my parents splitting up when I was young and four younger siblings to look out for. My Nan was sick, so as the eldest son, I was packed off to look after her. I was a bit of a survivor, I was also pretty independent back then, taking off to Raglan or Dunedin and sleeping on couches was a pretty normal weekend. “Anyhow Craig’s words stuck, and to my surprise I graduated from school as one of their top students. With Craig’s input I had filled out my Keystone scholarship application and this is when everything changed. “The next I knew I was in Auckland, for the first time in my life, going up to a fancy office in the Sun Alliance building and meeting ten high-flyers, who were the Keystone selection panel. Mum had told me to always shake hands and I made sure I did. I wouldn’t say I was nervous, just super pumped at being there. When I returned to Gisborne, I got the call, I had the scholarship. Awesome! “This is where the Keystone support system kicked in, uni days started at Wintec in Hamilton. With a strength for numbers I fell into Quantity Surveying. Then with the support of my mentors at Keystone came a move to Auckland, working as cadet for Multiplex, and finishing my

Tamati

studies at Unitec. I was always being told “You are capable of anything” and I found out I was. Keystone were right behind me all the way. Jumping to today, I am a director of C3 Construction, a firm I established with two other business colleagues. We are a growing construction company and I am now in a position to employ Keystone Trust alumni. We have just taken on a young quantity surveyor into the team who was a student back in 2016.” Tamati is now a trustee on the Keystone Board of Trustees, and this year with his fellow directors established a school leaver scholarship. “Looking back, I can see the difference Keystone made to my life, they inspired me to reach those goals I had set with Craig. I look up to all the students who went before me, and the people I have met through these networks are now some of my best mates. Its inspiring to see how the organisation has grown and now, it’s my turn to give back.” BUILD YOUR FUTURE 7


What is a Quantity Surveyor? WHY DID I CHOOSE MY QUALIFICATION?

Jamie has been working as a quantity surveyor for three years, even though she only graduated from university in 2019! Jamie received two Keystone Trust Scholarships from Dominion Constructors and Leighs Construction in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Jamie now works as a quantity surveyor at C3 Construction.

JAMIE KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2015 • C3 CONSTRUCTION HOW DID YOUR CAREER START?

ASALEMO KEYSTONE STUDENT 2018 • BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING “With an engineering degree, you get to be a part of something that people will see and use everyday, this is something that you can be proud of having accomplished.”

When I got my scholarship with Leighs they offered me part-time work as a junior quantity surveyor while I was at university. My degree was structured so that I was only there two days a week for lectures. WHAT IS A QUANTITY SURVEYOR?

I would describe it as a construction accountant. You’re in charge of all the finances on a project, talking to subcontractors and finding prices. HOW MANY QUANTITY SURVEYORS WORK ON ONE SITE?

It depends on how big the project is.

KAITLYN KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2019 • BACHELOR OF PROPERTY “A property degree will allow you to take many different career paths. We study everything from property management and marketing to economics and finance, right through to more practical applications such as valuation and construction.”

JAYJAY KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2019 • BACHELOR OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT “I love design and architecture, but I also wanted to do something in business management, where I could be a leader. A construction degree allowed me to achieve both of those goals.”

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Jamie

For example, the two projects that I’ve worked on were approximately $35 million, and there were only two of us on the site.

HAVE YOU LEARNED ANYTHING THROUGH YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE THAT YOU DIDN’T GET THROUGH YOUR DEGREE?

That there’s tons of different ways to be a quantity surveyor. At university, you are going to learn one way, whereas the companies you work for have their own way of doing things. It’s exciting to have experience with both!


What is a Project Manager? Cynthia studied architecture at the University of Auckland, and is now a project manager at TSA Management. At high school she liked art, history, chemistry, and classics, and thought about being a lawyer. She received a Keystone Study Award in 2009 and graduated in 2014.

What about real estate?

CYNTHIA KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2007 • TSA MANAGEMENT WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work in project management at TSA. A project manager is the person that connects everything on a project. You

LLOYD

talk to the architects, the engineers,

KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2001 • BAYLEYS REAL ESTATE

the quantity surveyors and the contractors. When a client wants to

Cynthia

develop a project, we help make it all happen and we figure out who needs

HOW DOES PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ARCHITECTURE WORK TOGETHER?

Both project management and architecture have a very long planning, development, and construction period. At architecture school you are taught you are responsible for every part of

High School and I studied a Bachelor of Business (Valuation & Property

to work with them, like builders and plumbers.

“I went to Palmerston North Boys’

Management) at Massey University. I went DO YOU HAVE TO DO ARCHITECTURE

on to study at Harvard Business School’s

TO BE A PROJECT MANAGER?

Executive Education Programme and I’ve

No, you can have any background to become a project manager but understanding the industry helps. WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO STUDENTS GOING TO TERTIARY STUDY FOR THE

a project, which is the same in project

FIRST TIME?

management. I also think that writing

Choose a course you enjoy. If you

and speaking skills are useful as a

enjoy it, it will lead to a job that will

project manager, and I used these a lot

last, and you’ll be more likely to do

through university.

well in it.

worked in property all over the world. I was the youngest Bayleys franchise owner at 23. “My first role was a graduate training position. I worked in all of the various divisions of Bayleys. Gaining knowledge and experience was essential for my next step in property working in the Middle East and Australia before coming back to New Zealand.” Property is a very dynamic industry with so much opportunity and I’ve found that Keystone is a unique platform that connects us all. If I hadn’t had access to the people and networking opportunities from Keystone, I would never have had the start in the industry that I did.”

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What is it like for a young woman working in construction?

DOROTA KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2017 • HAWKINS WHAT DID YOU STUDY AT UNIVERSITY?

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR YOUNG

When I left high school, I completed

WOMEN WHO ARE THINKING OF GETTING

a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and worked as a radiographer for three years. I decided I wanted a career that gave me more of a challenge so I went back to tertiary study and studied a Bachelor of Construction at Unitec, graduating in 2018. I began my career working for a sub-contracting company splitting my time between quantity surveying and project management. Today I work purely in project management. WHAT IS THE FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

INTO CONSTRUCTION?

I’m glad I took a leap and joined the construction industry when I was older, but I wonder how much more I could have achieved if I had started sooner. My advice would be to do what you want regardless of what your mates think. It’s an awesome industry to be in, one where I have always felt valued, respected and challenged. As a female in a male dominated industry, I recommend you bring your own skill set, your own knowledge and don’t let anyone push you around.

That every single day is completely different, and you have to challenge

Dorota

yourself. Sometimes if things don’t go your way it can be really frustrating but when you manage to stay on top of it all, it feels great.

what is a surveyor? CALEB KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2017 • INOVO

Caleb studied a Bachelor of

WHERE ARE YOU WORKING NOW AND

Surveying at the University of Otago.

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?

At school he studied calculus, physics

I am working with Christchurch

and geography and enjoyed outdoor

construction and land development

sports, so surveying seemed like a

company, Inovo as a surveying

great way to combine his interests and

graduate. I am involved in a variety

provide him with a lot of on-the-job

of jobs, from simple subdivisions to

variety.

working on one of New Zealand’s

WHAT IS SURVEYING – HAS IT GOT ANY

largest and most complicated

CONNECTION WITH QUANTITY SURVEYING?

Quantity surveying and land

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING

disciplines. Land surveying often

ABOUT YOUR JOB?

involves the physical design or set out

My favourite part about my position is

of a project, while quantity surveying

the variety of jobs that I am involved

is more involved with managing the

in on any given week. I never find

costs and budget of the project.

myself bored, and I am always learning

In its simplest form, surveying

something new. Because I had a lot of

measurement and positioning. Surveyors are used for several reasons, from legally defining property boundaries and subdivisions, to setting out structural components on a large construction project. 10 BUILD YOUR FUTURE

Metro Sports Facility.

surveying are two very different

is essentially the science of

Caleb

construction sites: The Christchurch

practical experience hours as part of my degree, I have found the transition to work relatively painless – though there is always more to learn. In 5 years’ time I hope to have become a fully licenced cadastral surveyor.


BLAKE

why study a BACHELOR OF PROPERTY DEGREE?

KEYSTONE ALUMNI 2017 • STRIDE PROPERTY Blake completed a Bachelor of

assistant property manager. While

Property at the University of Auckland.

attending a Keystone Trust Awards

At school he studied Economics, English

Evening in 2017, I was networking

and Statistics, all subjects which provide

with the people in the room, and met

a fundamental framework to a career in

their general manager, Andrew Hay.

the property industry.

After introducing myself, I asked if we

WHAT DOES THE BACHELOR OF PROPERTY DEGREE FOCUS ON?

The degree is unique in comparison to most others taught at the university;

Blake

could meet for a coffee to discuss any potential job opportunities, he agreed and after a short conversation I was offered my role.

each paper focuses on a different

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

element of the property industry:

I love my job! It is not repetitive and

valuation, property marketing, property

there are new challenges introduced

law, property finance and investments,

every week. Because of this I am

and property management. Having

constantly learning, even after finishing

specific case studies and examples

my formal education. There is also a

helped me learn about the different

large social element to my job as I meet

potential career paths.

with many tenants and contractors over

WHERE ARE YOU WORKING NOW AND

the course of a week - I really enjoy

HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR JOB?

getting out and meeting with people.

For the past three years I have been working with Stride Property as an

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phone +64 9 375 7453

Felicity, Amanda & Louella

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how we can help you achieve your dreams Apply now for a Keystone Trust Study Award, School Leaver or tertiary student scholarship and you could receive these benefits: $5,000 per year for up to 3 years

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