Career in Construction; the Quantity Surveyor - What can you expect when considering at GCSE level age?

Asked 3 weeks ago
2020-09-27 08:05:39

I will be asking a series of questions to give young people, primarily at year 10/11 stage the information needed to enable them to consider whether a career in construction is or is not, for them. To enable this, I would like people in the industry to provide their advice on what a young person can expect in terms of the role, the education needed to fulfil the role, range in salary and benefits and the opportunities for career progression.

The Quantity Surveyor

1. Role; what is the role of the Quantity Surveyor when working for (a) Private Practice firm (b) Contractor and (c)
Sub-Contractor?

2. Education; what are the educational paths that a young person would need to follow and achieve to become a
Quantity Surveyor?

3. Salary and benefits; What typical range in salary and employment benefits can be expected 10 years after
successfully completing the education path for each of the three roles above?

4. Career progression; After 10 years as a Quantity Surveyor, what are the opportunities for that person to pursue?