A Building Standards Career
A guest post by Ann-Marie Scollon
For full article see this link https://blogs.gov.scot/building-standards/2020/10/01/a-building-standards-career/
To mark the launch of the Building Standards Workforce Strategy, Ann-Marie Scollon, Building Standards Surveyor in West Dunbartonshire Council shares her experience of joining the profession.
In 2010, I graduated with a Building Surveying degree. During my studies, I encountered a lecturer who was passionate about Building Standards Surveying. He always spoke fondly of the profession and this stuck with me.
I was nearing the end of my fixed term contract with a local authority as a Property Officer, when I saw the advertisement for a Building Standards Surveyor with West Dunbartonshire Council. The advert stated that graduates would be considered. I knew this was an opportunity of a lifetime. If successful I would enter a career that has clear progression and is an important cog in the construction process.