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Job as a quantity surveyor in the UK

Despite the economic recession in the UK and with the construction sector among the hardest hit, there are still many opportunities for people looking for a job as a quantity surveyor. Quantity surveyors are concerned with the building costs of a construction project. It is important to note that you must have the relevant qualifications and experience when applying for these positions in the UK.

The best place to source quantity surveyor jobs in the UK is by using the job sites. The best sites to use are building4jobs.com, quantity-surveying.topjobs.co.uk, jobisjob.co.uk and quantitysurveyorjobs.co.uk. These sites have a variety of jobs available throughout the country.

It is also worth approaching employers directly with your CV. Although a position may not be advertised, there is still a chance that you might be able to secure a job. The companies you contact will depend on your location and willingness to travel. Freeindex.co.uk has a list of all the quantity surveying companies registered in the UK, so it will be easier for you to decide which companies to contact.

It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the appointments section in the newspapers. There are often quantity surveyor vacancies in many papers on a regular basis.

It should be possible to secure a position in the UK as a quantity surveyor. However, it may also be worth considering emigrating to Australia or New Zealand, where they are crying out for quantity surveyors.

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