Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 238
JOB OPPORTUNITIES DON'T
END ONCE A HOUSE IS BUILT.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF CAREERS
TO FOLLOW IN PROPERTY
they offer two
in property is more than just sales
- it could see you involved with
the management of properties, for
example letting them out to tenants
or arranging redevelopment. Property
is generally split into three types:
residential, commercial and rural.
Excellent communication and
numeracy skills, plus commercial
awareness, are key in the property
world. Here are five jobs you may
wish to consider in this industry.
This is a great role if you want to
be involved in the management,
development and regeneration of
an area. Planners analyse the use
of land and decide how it would
best meet the needs of the area,
whether that is a town, village or city.
They need to balance a number of
needs including housing, transport,
agriculture and environmental issues.
As a town planner you'll negotiate
with developers, consult residents and
businesses, design planning policies
and assess planning applications.
What skills do I need? Planners
need to be creative so they can find
solutions to planning problems. As
you'll be working with lots of different
interest groups, good interpersonal
skills are a must. You also need to
be organised to review applications,
write reports and manage projects.
What's the route into the job?
Jobs are available in most areas of the
UK, as every local authority employs
planners. Planning consultancies are
also located throughout the UK.
Most people start at administrative
level and work their way up. Within
the first few years, you should join
the Royal Town Planning Institute
Young Planners Network, which
gives you access to training, social
events and useful resources.
How much can I earn? Starting
salaries for graduates and at
assistant level range from £18,000
to £25,000. With experience this
can rise to £45,000 or more.
In these roles, you'll deal with all
aspects of residential and commercial
property, whether it's sales, purchases,
leases or management. A key part of
this job includes assessing properties
and placing a value on them, using
your knowledge of the market.
Surveyors don't just get involved
with existing properties. You
could also be asked to manage the
entire development of a property,
from greenfield stage - when
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