Lea Hough Blackburn Office

Chartered Surveying is a profession that offers a wide range of career opportunities and growth. Over the years, Lea Hough has welcomed staff into the firm at various different entry points and helped them to become Chartered.

In this blog post, we will explore the various routes of entry into careers in Chartered Surveying, highlighting how Lea Hough can support individuals in their journey towards becoming a Chartered Surveyor.

The Degree Route

The traditional route into Chartered Surveying is through an academic pathway. This involves obtaining a degree in a relevant subject, such as surveying, property, or construction. Many universities offer specialist degrees (accredited by RICS) in these areas, providing students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of surveying. After completing a degree, individuals can then pursue further APC qualifications and training to become Chartered Surveyors. This usually takes place by securing a job at a firm of Chartered Surveyors and passing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) process laid out by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Degree Apprenticeship Route

Degree Apprenticeships offer an alternative route to becoming a Chartered Surveyor. Apprentices can gain practical experience while working towards a professional qualification. Lea Hough recognises the value of degree apprenticeships and actively encourages individuals to consider this option. By combining on-the-job training with academic study, apprentices gain a well-rounded understanding of the industry. Apprenticeship programmes are often tailored to meet the needs of individuals at different stages of their career, allowing individuals to progress at their own pace.

Experience Route

For individuals who already have experience in a related field, such as construction or real estate, the experience route into Chartered Surveying can be an option. Lea Hough welcomes professionals with relevant experience and offers tailored training programmes to help them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to convert, to become an MRICS Chartered Surveyor. By combining existing experience with formal qualifications, experienced individuals can fast track their career in Chartered Surveying.

The different routes of entry into a career in Chartered Surveying offers opportunities for individuals with different backgrounds and experiences. Whether through academic qualifications, apprenticeships, or relevant experience, Lea Hough provides the necessary resources and support to help individuals excel in their careers.

At Lea Hough, we believe that a supportive workplace is crucial for success. We understand that each individual has unique circumstances and learning styles, and we are committed to their personal and professional growth. The firm provides a range of resources and support, including mentoring and training, to help staff navigate the RICS Chartered Surveying APC pathway.

Lea Hough are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. To discuss a career with us, please get in touch.

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Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR