From building surveying to rural surveying, the possibilities in real estate are endless. But how, if you’re considering a career in real estate, do you make sense of the opportunities available?
Paul Collins, senior lecturer at the department of property management and development at Nottingham Trent University and EG’s Mainly for Students editor provides advice on how to match an interest in real estate to a particular course, honing in on a professional pathway and the benefits of taking a sandwich year in industry – either here or abroad. He also explains how the apprenticeship route works and what the benefits of entering the profession via that route are.
He encourages all students – whether following the undergraduate path or the apprenticeship route – to read widely, explore the various pathways available to them, engage in dialogue with real estate professionals and to start looking ahead to the APC by familiarising themselves with the mandatory competencies.