Why a career in Surveying?
Chartered Surveyors are at the heart of all property matters. Whether it’s construction, infrastructure, land use, buying and selling or housing provision, Surveyors are the key. Surveyors are essentially responsible for measuring, valuing, protecting and enhancing the buildings that surround us – from city skyscrapers to sports stadiums, shopping centres to the homes we live in. Surveying is an exciting and diverse career choice which can offer the opportunity to travel, earn a great salary and work on a variety of different projects.
Why Graham + Sibbald?
G+S provides a diverse property service throughout Scotland. We are an independent Partnership and are recognised as one of the most prominent firms within its sector. We provide the full range of general practice services to an extensive and varied client base.
Candidates will receive ample training opportunities to gain knowledge and experience from across the business and will be closely mentored by a wealth of experienced employees.
Rewards and Benefits:
We recognise that there are many different paths to a great career in business.
As a result we have created a range of School Leaver and University programmes that let you explore the options and choose the one that is most suited to your needs and aspirations. At G+S we are focused on giving our employees every opportunity to learn more and do more, providing candidates with a range of experiences.
We offer personal development through a variety of different programmes depending on a candidates need(s), be it:
School Leavers Programme
At Graham + Sibbald we understand that University is not for everyone, and we have therefore developed a School Leaver’s Programme as an alternative route towards a career in Surveying. Our programme combines work experience with study towards professional qualifications without the expense of funding higher education. A relevant University degree will be attained either online via College of Estate Management or through day release to a relevant University.
As part of the programme you can:
“On the programme, I’m gaining lots of job experience and earning money at the same time – it doesn’t get much better than that!
I get out and about most days, shadowing more experienced surveyors, learning the practical skills of the job and putting into practice the knowledge that I’ve learned in the classroom.”
Steven (Student Surveyor)
Undergraduate placements are ideal for those students whose degree courses allow candidates to start planning for their career.
A placement with G+S offers:
Placements can be between 2-4 weeks and can last anything up to 1 year depending on the degree course. This will give you a head start when it comes to securing a Graduate role upon graduation.
At Graham + Sibbald our aim is to have all our employees qualified to RICS level 3 Valuation.
As part of the programme we are committed to encouraging and supporting our employees towards passing their professional examinations (APC) and to gaining full membership of the RICS.
We have a Structured Training Framework in place which aims to provide our Graduate Surveyors with the necessary training and experience to allow them to sit examinations/professional assessments with confidence. Training will be a combination of "hands on experience" learning from Senior members of staff, self-reading and research. The Firm also hosts various networking events and workshops to enable Graduates to gain knowledge and experience from across the business.
Our Graduate programme will provide you with:
“I love the fact that the Graduate programme gives me the chance to fully develop my professional and technical capabilities and that I get the opportunity to experience all aspects of the business.
I chose a career in surveying because I want a job that is varied, challenging and in which I can be involved in exciting practical projects.”
Sorcha (Graduate Surveyor)
We have 14 Offices across Scotland, having a presence in Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Hamilton, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Paisley, Perth, Stirling & St Andrews.
You can choose to apply to whichever office is most convenient to you. We have a total compliment of over 200 employees which creates a unique blend of local experience, combined with national expertise.