Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year again: National Careers Week. And all your teachers and parents and your Grandad Bill and your postman’s auntie’s cat are telling you what’s on offer and what to do with your life. All a bit confusing, innit?
“Have you thought about any careers in property?” we ask.
“Building stuff, yeah?” we hear you grunt.
Well, yeah, Grunty Teenager, kind of. But there’s a lot more on offer than just construction. So before you start bricking it about your future (lol), why don’t you check out what types of jobs are on offer in the industry? You can also find out what kind of real estate careers salary you could be looking at.
There’s a lot more to surveying than just walking into a building and looking around aimlessly at things like you’re on an episode of Homes Under the Hammer. Surveyors can work in lots of different roles and do lots of bits and pieces, like researching opportunities for a developer, buying land for an agency, advising on the environmental impact of buildings and construction, and even project management.
Planning kind of does what it says on the tin, but it’s still a very big, wide, full tin, if that makes sense. There are different types of planners but ultimately they all work on giving advice about an aspect of property. Could be the design of what gets built, where. Could be the environmental needs of the build. Could be how the build will affect the local community. Told you, big tin.
From accountancy, I.T. and marketing to Human Resources and administration, there are lots of specialist careers within property that you probably hadn’t thought about. You could even be a Sustainability Consultant, who basically gives advice to businesses and developers about how to make their properties and builds as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible for the future.
There are loads of careers in property development and construction: builders, electricians, plumbers, joiners, plasterers, landscapers, contractors, property developers, architects – all sorts! You can get into these roles through college, apprenticeships, work experience and training schemes.
If you don’t fancy building or managing projects, what about representing people who own properties? Or helping people to buy or rent their own place? This could be in residential (houses, flats, etc.) or commercial (shops, retail, hospitality and so on). There’s a huge range of careers just in this one part of property.
If you’re still not sure, why not take our Career Quiz to find out which careers in property are right for you? It goes off your personality and skills to give you an idea of what you might be well-suited for.
And while you’re at it, check out our Property Explorer page to see what kind of projects you could be involved in if you went into this industry.
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