RICS reports that young surveyors are on the rise, as more female surveyors are being recognised for their talent.
As reports of skills shortages in the construction industry continue, new research by RICS reveals that young people are seeing the opportunity and benefits of a career in construction, with a 30% increase in the number of 18-30-year-olds qualifying as surveyors. To add to this, RICS also reported an increase in young professional women entering its ‘Young Surveyor of the Year Awards’, despite less than 14% of UK surveyors being female.
Over the last six years, the number of young people, aged 18-30, qualifying as Chartered Surveyors or Associate Surveyors has steadily increased each year… In 2013, 1125 18-30-year-olds qualified and in 2018, just under 1520 young people of the same age group entered the surveying profession. This increase in more young talent pursuing careers in surveying is much-needed in an industry that lacks a diverse workforce, and where the average age of a surveyor is 55…