- maths knowledge
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- knowledge of geography
- analytical thinking skills
- customer service skills
- knowledge of engineering science and technology
- knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
- legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
- thinking and reasoning skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day duties could include:
- the day-to-day running of an estate
- maintaining accounts
- producing financial forecasts
- dealing with grant and subsidy applications
- negotiating land access, with utility, mining or quarrying companies
You could work on a country estate or on a farm.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers and you'll travel often.
With experience, you could specialise in a particular area of rural surveying, like valuations.
You could move into a senior management position, partnership in a private practice or self-employment as a consultant.
You can get more advice about careers in surveying from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Data from National Careers Service.