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Studying through university is a route many individuals take however, this can be very costly and does not guarantee a job after graduating. Therefore, apprenticeships are an effective way of gaining first-hand work experience, boosting industry knowledge and learning skills whilst earning a salary. An individual taking on an apprenticeship will gain a network of professionals and the opportunity to progress in their career.

Surveying apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular for young adults interested in the construction industry and building their knowledge and experience.

The benefits of a surveying apprenticeship include:

  • Earn a salary while you study – with no student loan and no tuition fees.
  • Gain an industry-recognised qualification that can be used around the world.
  • Learn skills on the job, rather than in the classroom, and start to build your professional network.
  • Open the door to a diverse and exciting range of surveying careers.

“I completed an apprenticeship to become a quantity surveyor in 2019 and found it was a great opportunity to gain invaluable first-hand experience whilst studying. I believe the combination of learning the theory alongside putting it into practical use helped to enhance my learning and improve my understanding, which in turn helped me to achieve the grades I wanted. This route also allows you to become a valued member of your team and access a whole source of knowledge and expertise, that is your colleagues, which would otherwise be inaccessible”

Leanne Smith, Quantity Surveyor at Adair


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Development costs do not compare well, if at all, with the costs of reinstatement following for example, a serious fire. There are many factors which make reinstatement costs higher including:​

  • The need to commence works urgently
  • The timescales involved when residents are rendered homeless​
  • Demolition / temporary support and protection and propping adjacent buildings​
  • Changed surroundings due to the passage of time​
  • Addition of features e.g. outbuildings post-development​
  • Additional site access costs​
  • Less efficient work programming requirements​
  • The differing profile of professional fees​

Also, developers will construct the development of property in the most efficient way for example:

  • Building from the middle of the site outwards or from one edge to another. ​
  • There can be further access complications of bringing the same plant onto site when it comes to re-instatement.
  • Additional buildings may have been erected since the property was constructed, making access significantly more difficult.

For more information or if you require a Reinstatement Cost Assessment, please contact: Adam Sukhon – Head of Reinstatement Cost Assessments | adam.sukhon@adair.co.uk.