Helping you find a career in the property industry
When you think of the property industry, you'll imagine an estate agent selling houses, but it's so much more than this! The property sector needs a highly skilled workforce to maintain historic buildings, plan new urban landscapes, secure investment for infrastructure projects, safely construct new homes, value our current homes, or maybe even bring a new town to life.
There are opportunities within property to suit those of all different skillsets, backgrounds and working preferences. Whilst some roles will be in offices and follow set office hours, others will involve travel and liaising with the public or with government stakeholders - and maybe even some international travel.
The three broad areas within property that you can work in are: commercial, residential or rural.
Residential properties cover everything from bungalows to mansions, whereas commercial also includes buildings such as shopping centres, stadiums, gyms and restaurants. Within the rural sector you will deal with landed properties, farms, barns and stables.
Each of these types of property have different aspects, which may require you to develop specialist knowledge, but many property professionals are able to work across all three.
Elements of your job working in the property industry could be:
- Surveying properties
- Planning development
- Securing investment for property development
- Selling, buying, letting or renting property and land
- Valuing land or property
- Increasing the value of land or property