Surveying and construction graduates from the University of Reading are held in high regard by employers, who believe they have the potential to become the leaders of the future.
Our international reputation and close relationships with industry and professional institutions, makes our graduates highly sought after in the workplace. The latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2016) shows that:
- 98% of undergraduate students from the School of Construction Management and Engineering were in work or further study within six months of graduation.
- Of those in full-time work, 100% progressed to professional or managerial roles.
Succeed in your career
Most of our graduates, who wish to start their professional career straight after graduation, secure employment before completing their studies and are found within leading firms around the world, including:
|Cushman & Wakefield||Morgan Sindall|
|Jones Lang LaSalle||Turner & Townsend|
Our graduates work in a range of careers, including:
|Quantity surveyors||Project managers|
|Building surveyors||Cost managers|
|Commercial managers||BIM managers|
|Construction managers||Procurement managers|
Many work in consultancy firms, advising clients and safeguarding their interests, while others prefer the practical challenges of working within major construction firms.
You will have the opportunity to enhance your employment prospects and gain direct contact with potential employers through our industry placements.
We are located in the South East of England, just 35 minutes from London and with excellent connections to airports and transport hubs. Our close proximity to London means you have easy access to a huge, global construction market. You are surrounded by multinational employers and fantastic examples of construction, architecture and infrastructure.
As well as being so close to London, Reading is a student-friendly, award-winning campus university, set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland with our scenic lake, woodlands and the celebrated Harris Gardens. In 2017 our Whiteknights campus received its seventh consecutive Green Flag Award as one of the UK's best outdoor spaces.
Connect with employers at careers fairs
Careers fairs specific to sectors relevant for our students are held every year enabling you to connect with employers – and enabling employers to connect with you.
Come to an Open Day
Get a real feel for the University and explore our beautiful award-winning campus.