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Surveying Industrial Year Placement Scheme (2020)

  • Job reference: FG-184
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Programme Management
  • Location: Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, Manchester, Swansea, Warrington

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As a Surveying placement student, you’ll be helping to support and deliver a variety of multidisciplinary services across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK.  We operate across a range of markets including; education, central and local government, commercial property and heritage.

We strive to build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality.  Our core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin our service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, we maximise efficiencies for our clients to save time and money. Our cutting-edge independent advice and guidance enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes. 

We offer an intensive training package tailored to your individual needs, you will define this with your mentor to take you from student to Chartered Professional. You’ll be motivated with a positive attitude and enjoy working with others, sometimes directly at client sites, sometimes from our offices, and always seeking to be forward thinking and going the extra mile to help us maintain our excellent performance. 

Does this sound like you? In which case, please read on - we’d love you to apply!

Where could I work?

Within Faithful+Gould there are two surveying teams you can join: Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying, please read on for more detail:

Faithful+Gould – Quantity Surveying
Industrial placement locations: Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, Manchester, Swansea, Warrington
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a 2.2 degree or above in Quantity Surveying or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate commercial or technical acumen. 

You can either join us as a Quantity Surveying placement student in either our Infrastructure or our Property team. Both industries provide focus on adding value to our clients’ construction journey through expert cost advice and construction technical knowledge. More detail on these teams:

Infrastructure Team (Quantity Surveying)

Our Quantity Surveyor Infrastructure team positions you to work on some of the most prestigious and technically challenging Civil Engineering projects in the UK, influencing the way we live and shape the built environment. Our highly regarded Infrastructure team has a significant client base across multiple sectors, working for clients such as TfL, Network Rail, Highways England, EDF Energy, Thame Water and Gatwick Airport to name just a few.
As a Quantity Surveying placement student in Infrastructure, you’ll be exposed to a vast array of projects ranging between £1m - £100m+.  This will involve spending time in the office or out on the client’s site, ensuring that client projects are delivered on time, budget and to the specification. Tasks can range from providing clients with strategic cost advice at project conception, to guiding clients through procurement routes and administering contracts of major value on their behalf.  

At F+G, you’ll join a highly motivated, knowledgeable and dynamic team that will ensure that you receive the right training and development opportunities, which will open doors around the world as an internationally recognised professional standard. 

Commercial Property Team (Quantity Surveying) 
If you join one of our Quantity Surveyor Property teams you will enjoy exposure on a wide variety of schemes, in all sectors, including new university campuses, commercial office developments, refurbishment of listed buildings and museums, large residential schemes, theme parks, the list is endless!  You’ll learn to guide design teams, ensuring projects are designed within our clients’ budget and you’ll also work with contractors, on site, managing construction costs for our clients.  
You’ll be developing your communication and problem-solving skills as well as honing your mathematical ability and business acumen.  You’ll be given the opportunity to grow, with a wide variety of projects to work on with an experienced, high performing qualified team to learn from.

Faithful+Gould - Building Surveying
Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Oxford, Warrington
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a 2.2 degree or above in Building Surveying or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate commercial or technical acumen.

If you’re looking to join our Building Surveying team, you’ll need to enjoy being out of the office. The nature of our projects and the work we do is hands on, you’ll likely be liaising directly with the client and project team as well as members of the public on a frequent basis. Time spent back in the office won’t be dull; for one thing there will always be a new project to work on, our teams are growing and our project variety with it! Our building surveyors manage several projects at any one time, in a variety of different sectors ranging from a local primary school extension, to a medieval fortress, to a prison building to a recording studio – pretty much anything property related across the public and private sector. Our services include party wall, dilapidations, technical due diligence, surveys, landlord and tenant relations and compliance.  

Our scope is unlimited, as is our potential. We are one of the leading providers of building surveying services within the UK, our national team will support you throughout your placement and beyond. If you’re looking for a varied project portfolio, which frequently takes you out of the office and enjoy being part of a large, social team then this is the discipline for you.

What are we looking for?

Passion and understanding for working in a consultancy environment, with the ability to work with clients and internal stakeholders
Drive and determination
Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the confidence to work on your own initiative or as part of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
An interest in developing digital and technology-based solutions 

What are the benefits and rewards?

When you join us, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you can feel proud of.   
Our benefits, to name a few, include:
• dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalized objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
• our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme
• a competitive salary 

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How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey!  As an equal opportunity employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.  For further details on our recruitment process, please refer to our website.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this.  So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on

Our deadline for applications is Friday 28th February 2020.  Some of our opportunities are incredibly popular, so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible. 

NB: This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.