What does the job involve?

The role can be quite varied and is likely to include the assessment of suitablity for use of stone in construction projects - including aspects of design and construction.

What kind of person would it suit?

Someone with a good basic education and interest in natural materials for use in construction.

What are good subjects to do at school?

A good basic education but typically including mathematics, geology, physics, chemistry and english.

What training will I need?

Further education, typically to a minimum of degree level (e.g. BSc Hons., BEng).

How much outdoor work is there?

A reasonable proportion of time is spent on site or visiting quarries. 25 - 50% of time could be spent away from your office base.

How much computer work is there?

Site work has to be balanced by writing reports.

What's the money like?

As a guide depending on age, qualifications and experience, salaries canvary between £20 - £80,000 p.a.

What could it lead?

Opportunities exist with engineering consultancies e.g. Arups and Atkins; research based consultancies e.g. BRE and BGS and test houses e.g. Sandbergs and STATS and progression to Chartered status.

Could you get work abroad?

Work abroad is highly likely.

Where to find out more?

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