Career Profile

Career Profile: Apprentice Building Surveyor

Name: Gareth Garnsworthy

Job Title: Apprentice Building Surveyor

I work in the Building Surveying team which is a division of the Building Consultancy department.

In my job I carry out a range of tasks, from site visits to meeting clients from other companies. I have been involved in projects all over London and outside London too, including new build apartments in Mayfair and grand extensions to houses in the Hyde Park area.

Since the beginning of my apprenticeship, no two days have been the same and colleagues who have been working for over 30 years have said the same thing. There are always new exciting challenges and working in different divisions of Building Consultancy allows me to meet new people and work on a greater variety of projects.

After a Year 10 work experience in Building Surveying I found I really enjoyed this field of work. My favourite subject at school was Geography, especially when learning about cities and sustainable development etc. I then explored careers within the built environment such as Architecture, Planning and Quantity Surveying which led me to the job I am in now.


    • 9 GCSEs
    • A levels: Geography and English Literature

Further Qualifications

    • I am currently undertaking a Level 3 NVQ in Surveying

Gareth Garnsworthy

Apprentice Building Surveyor

The fact that no two days are the same really highlights how exciting a career in property is. There are so many property career options that people have never heard of, one of which could be the perfect job for them.