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Architect
Working in the construction industry, Architects can be involved with buildings old and new.  They may be designing new buildings and extensions or in planning alternations to existing buildings and advising on restorations and conservation.
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Architectural Technologist
Architectural technologists are specialists in the science of architecture, building design and construction. They work closely with architects and help to turn the architect's concept into reality in the completed construction. Concerned with the technical side of design, they ensure that an attractive functional building performs successfully.
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Interior and Spatial Designer
Interior and Spatial Designers design, plan and construct interior spaces.  This could involve restructuring of spaces, fixtures and fittings, lighting and decoration.  This role typically involves working closely with clients and construction professionals.
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Building Surveyor
Building surveyors advise on the design and construction of new buildings as well as the maintenance and repair of existing buildings.
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General Practice/Commercial/Residential Surveyor
This type of surveyor’s activities relate to management, purchase, sale, or leasing of land and property, as well as valuing and surveying property.
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Building Control Officer
Building Control Officers ensure that construction of both new buildings and alterations to existing buildings meet regulatory standards in safety, sustainability, accessibility and design.
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Building Services Engineer
Building Services Engineers design, install and maintain the services that are needed to allow a building to do what it's designed to.
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Conservation Officer

Conservation Officers advise on and promote the preservation of historic sites. 
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Estate Agent

Agents usually specialise in either sales or letting of residential or commercial properties, businesses or land on behalf of your clients. In this career you will need good people skills and the ability to negotiate to see a deal through to completion.
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Landscape Architect
Landscape Architects design, plan and oversee the construction of outside spaces ranging from parks and gardens to industrial and commercial sites.
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Production Designer
Production Designers work in Film, Television and/or Theatre creating the set in collaboration with other members of a production crew.  Clear communication and creativity are essential for this role.
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Structural Engineer
Structural Engineers are involved in the design, planning and construction of buildings and bridges that are both aesthetically pleasing and safe.
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Town Planner
Town planners are involved in the development of cities, towns, villages and the countryside.  This is in relation to housing, transport, leisure and the community.
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University Lecturer
As well as teaching through lectures and seminars, academic staff in higher education also carry out research and a wide range of administrative and pastoral tasks. Although a teaching qualification is not required, you will need a higher degree, normally a PhD. Competition is strong for entry-level academic posts.

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