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What is RICS? RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve. We accredit 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property valuation and management; the costing and leadership of construction projects; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply. We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy per cent of the world’s wealth bound up in
land and real estate, our sector is vital to economic development, helping to underpin stable, sustainable investment and growth around the globe. With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards at a national level. We also work at a crossgovernmental level, delivering a single, international standard that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all. We are proud of our reputation and we guard it fiercely, so clients who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.
What is surveying?
Surveying is one of the most exciting and diverse careers around.
Surveyors are essentially professionals who measure, value, protect and enhance all the world’s physical assets – from the city skyscrapers to sporting stadiums, forests to festival sites, shopping centres to the homes we live in. Surveying is an exciting and diverse career choice that can give you the opportunity to travel, earn a great salary, work on a vast array of different projects and have a great work/life balance. Chartered surveyors are often responsible for co-ordinating entire projects, which may involve managing other professionals. What’s more, surveying has an incredibly broad scope. No matter what you’re interested in, you’ll find your perfect role in one of 17 areas of professional expertise.
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No two days are the same: you could be out on site meeting clients one day, travelling to an international office the next
No matter where you are in life, if you’re a school leaver, university graduate or thinking of a career change, there are clear ways for you to become a chartered surveyor
As a chartered surveyor, your professional knowledge and expertise is relied upon by the public, just like a lawyer or a doctor
See your achievements realised in the world around you, from finishing the construction of a stadium, to helping someone buy their dream home, to protecting the environment
A career as a chartered surveyor can see you earning higher than average salaries – for example, the average annual salary for an RICS professional is £54k
Our annual careers guide aimed at those interested in learning more about careers in land, property and construction.