Building Surveying Placement Student

Cambridge Central|London|Oxford, Summertown
BUILDING SURVEYOR - PLACEMENT STUDENTWe are hiring building surveyor placement students to join our Architecture & Building Consultancy teams in Cambridge, Oxford and London within the firm’s Commercial division. This is a varied and interesting role assisting professional building surveyors on servicing a wide range of private, commercial and institutional clientsThe sandwich placement will include work with all areas of expertise. Sandwich students will be working with partners and experienced surveyors on a day to day basis including client contact and will have their own areas of responsibility and opportunities to take forward work.
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Working Hours
Full Time
Closing Date


  • Building surveys for purchase and lease
  • Project management
  • Measured surveys
  • Preparing drawings and specifications
  • Building design and contract administration
  • Party walls
  • Dilapidations
  • Diagnosing building defects such as subsidence damp and rot.
  • Insurance Reinstatement valuations

You will ideally be studying a RICS accredited Building Surveying degree and looking to gain a year's industrial placement to gain more experience.


We offer a supportive team environment and the opportunity to develop your knowledge of all aspects of our commercial business in our offices.  You will be provided with regular one to ones and feedback on your development and input into the team.  With clear objectives you will truly be able to add value to our team while enjoying real exposure to our expertise.


Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 33 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 800 partners and staff.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work and our culture is collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

At Carter Jonas, ‘Simply Better Advice’ is a statement that unites everyone in our business behind a common purpose. It is a commitment to our customers that we will work harder for them, constantly striving to provide the best advice in the market. 

Voted one of the Best Places to work in Property in 2018 and accredited with a Gold Investors in People award, we are proud of our values and what they stand for; chosen by our very own employees:

  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we’re accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm

We endeavour to create the closest of relations with our Partners and employees, which we measure via our annual Employee Satisfaction Survey. At a national level we aim to ensure equal opportunities in the workplace and create a supportive and inclusive culture to encourage diversity and which underpins our core values of Approachable, Effective and Ambitious.

We want to ensure all of our employees are provided with the right support and guidance to optimise their performance. We offer a wide variety of Learning & Development, as well as structured career paths for professionals. In the last two years, we have launched our Diversity & Inclusion Network, Health & Wellbeing sites as well as our CJ Family Network. 

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