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  • Stand out from the crowd

    98% of our undergraduate students are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016-17)*


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 (2016-17) shows that:

  • 98% of our undergraduate students were in work or further study six months after graduating.
  • 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:

AECOM     Laing O'Rourke
Berkeley Group Mace
Costain  Malcolm Hollis
Cushman & Wakefield Morgan Sindall
GVA Skanska
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.

To further enhance your employability, the University of Reading offers a Careers Advisory Service and the Reading University Construction Society also offers networking opportunities.

Prime location

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 campus university, set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland, earning our Whiteknights campus its ninth consecutive Green Flag Award in 2019.

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.


*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2016-17.

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