Property and construction jobs

Daniel Higginbotham, Editor
March, 2022

Whether you're looking to begin a career in property management or have your sights set on the construction industry, the sector has plenty to offer recent graduates

Construction jobs and engineering roles

Careers in this sector aren't limited to the trades you easily recognise on a building site, such as bricklaying, scaffolding or welding - as important as these skills are.

For instance, construction projects need managers with the ability to organise people and budgets to ensure tasks are completed on time to the highest quality, as well as supervisors to enforce health and safety rules and security. You may be interested in construction management courses or construction apprenticeships.

Meanwhile, engineers of all kinds play a vital role in property and construction, as their highly technical skills are required throughout the planning, building, maintenance and preservation stages. Explore these construction careers and engineering roles:

If you want to be an engineer, explore the engineering and manufacturing sector and browse graduate engineering jobs. You can also read our 7 tips for getting into civil engineering.

Property jobs

Whether you want to design new buildings or preserve old ones, there are careers in property for you. To be an architect, architectural technologist or town planner you need to be passionate about how design can improve people's lives and deliver sustainability - as well as having a mix of technical and creative skills.

Estate agents combine an interest in property with sales skills, while historic buildings inspectors must have great project management skills to put their passion for preserving history into practice. Meanwhile, a job as a housing manager is ideal if you'd like to work with vulnerable people and take on a management role.

Find out more about property jobs:

Discover how to become an architect.

Surveyor jobs

To be a successful surveyor, you need to be technically-minded and pay excellent attention to detail. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), surveyor jobs fall into three general categories:

  • Construction and infrastructure surveyors play a central role in deciding what gets built where, from residential areas and leisure facilities to roads, bridges and railways.
  • Land surveyors map, manage and gather data about land that is to be used or developed.
  • Property surveyors value and manage residential or commercial property.

Learn about 9 graduate careers for surveyors or browse our surveyor job profiles:

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