Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Construction and property

Careers in this sector, also known as built environment, range from civil and building services engineering, surveying or planning, through to those with a strong commercial focus like property management and valuation. 

The usual route into the sector is a recognised professional qualification, sometimes offered as a postgraduate conversion.

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Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Spotlight On... Construction

Alexander Stephens, a mechanical engineering graduate from the University, talks about:

  • his role as a building services engineer at Bouygues, a UK construction company
  • why he chose a career in construction
  • the skills he developed during his degree that he uses every day in his job




I want to work in architecture

Read Gabriela's blog: Skills I’ve Learned in My Architecture Degree and How They Will Help Me in My Career


I want to work in land and property management (including surveying)


I want to work as a landscape architect 


I want to work in town and regional planning


Explore more...

  • Geography Jobs - job opportunities in the environment, urban planning, transportation planning, GIS, remote sensing, economic development, housing, emergency planning and various types of research and education 
  • Gradcracker - careers website for science, engineering and technology university students. You can search for work placements and graduate opportunities by discipline, and access a careers advice toolkit
  • GreenJobs – a jobs board dedicated to vacancies in the green jobs sector
  • The House of Commons - offers one year student placements within the Department of Facilities
  • LG Careers - information about various roles within the built environment for local government, for plus a job search facility    


Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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