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  • Pathway Overview
  • Career Development
  • About You
  • Application Process

Pathway Overview

Pathway Overview

Building Surveying graduates based in the London office rotate amongst building consultancy, lease exit and project management. Those based nationally focus more on building consultancy as you will be part of a smaller team; however you will still have the exposure to complete your APC and will have opportunities to work with the wider national team.


In order to qualify, you will follow the APC pathway guide as outlined by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  Over the two years (longer if you are on the Apprenticeship route or still studying full-time at university), in order to become qualified, you will need to submit a summary of experience that captures all your competencies gained, as well as a case study that looks at a project you have worked on. After submission, you will be invited to attend an interview with a panel of RICS members who will assess your readiness to become chartered.

Career Development

Career Development

From your very first day, you’ll be given plenty of responsibility, working on real projects and meeting clients.

You’ll be out and about on inspections, researching the market and presenting arguments.  At the same time, you’ll be studying for your APC and will have the support of an assigned supervisor and counsellor.  We work hard to get you through your APC as quickly and painlessly as possible. Our graduates have an outstanding pass track record, through both their own intellect and hard work, and aided by our exceptional training program.

Graduates are given a permanent contract from day one.  We aim to get you chartered in 2 years and upon qualification there is no set timetable for your career progression as it depends on the individual’s experience, talent and capability.  The typical career path from graduate to Partner is: Assistant Surveyor > Surveyor > Senior Surveyor > Associate > Senior Associate > Partner.

About You

About You

Some of you may excel with numbers, others with words, others with people and so on; there is no perfect candidate with the perfect set of skills.

What we do ask successful candidates to show is enthusiasm, a desire to work in the industry and most of all a willingness to learn and expand their skills and knowledge.  Each person is unique so play to your strengths whilst acknowledging your areas for development.  We will equip you through on-the-job learning, as well as training days to develop both your business and technical skills.

At the end of the day, what our people do is sell advice, so we also want to see people with opinions and ideas about what is happening within the real estate industry.  It’s important we feel social connections at work, so whilst we want to see your passion for real estate, we also want to understand what motivates and interests you as an individual.  So, whether that be a passion for sustainability, wellbeing, diversity, helping younger generations, or even for a sport, the theatre or some other hobby, we want to hear about it.  Be your true self, that’s the only person we want to meet.

Application Process

Application Process

If you like Gerald Eve and wish to apply, we look forward to receiving your application.  Our process is very straightforward:


  • Complete the online application for the Assistant Surveyor, Planning Consultant vacancy by the stated deadline. You may choose to apply to more than one location if you wish; or you can apply for one and state within your application if you’d be open to another location.
  • You will receive an automatic acknowledgement email to let you know we have received your application successfully.
  • We aim to review all applications and contact applicants prior to the Christmas holidays. We will contact all applicants, whether successful or unsuccessful, so if you have not heard from us (even if some of your peers have), it means we are still reviewing applications.


  • Those successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend an assessment day throughout January. Our assessment days are limited to 12 people per day so if you can’t attend the day you are invited to, we will do our best to accommodate you on a different day, but this can’t be guaranteed.
  • Successful candidates will join in September.


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact [email protected]

Quick Info


Building Consultancy


Hyde Park Estate


The Church Commissioners for England manage an £8.3 billion investment fund. We have provided Building consultancy advice to them in respect of their Hyde Park Estate over a number of years. We were initially instructed to refurbish a Grade II Listed residential property on the estate.


Following the success of this project we have become a trusted advisor to the Church Commissioners, undertaking a range of institutions across their portfolio. These instructions include technical due diligence surveys of properties that they are seeking to acquire, project management of office, residential, services infrastructure and public realm schemes. We have also provided defect diagnosis and lease advice. A significant proportion of the property within the Hyde Park Estate is Listed. Therefore the careful management of the heritage of the buildings forms an integral part of our advice as does sustainability, which is key objective of the client and the management of the estate.

Our People

Emma Bailey

Assistant Surveyor, Building Consultancy & Lease Exit

Emma started with Gerald Eve as a work experience student in May 2018 after being referred by her Kingston university lecturer, who also happened to be a Gerald Eve employee. After impressing the team and enjoying her studies as well as the work we were providing her with, we offered Emma a graduate position on the Building Surveying pathway. Since then, Emma has rotated amongst the Building Consultancy, Project Management and Lease Exit teams and is due to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in May 2022.

Getting stuck-in is expected but I am always supported and actively included in complex and exciting projects. Emma Bailey, Assistant Surveyor

Charles Davey

Assistant Surveyor, Building Consultancy & Lease Exit

Charles joined the firm in January 2021 into our Building Consultancy and Lease Exit team after having completed his MSc in Building Surveying at Kingston University. Charles is currently in a Building Surveying rotation, but will also progress through the Project Management and Lease Exit teams before submitting for his APC.

Gerald Eve’s diverse clientele and service lines have given me the experience to take on instructions with aplomb. Moreover, a social sensibility is rewarded with a host of extra-curricular activities organised in and out of the business. Charles Davey, Assistant Surveyor