Munday and Cramer

Empowering Brilliant Minds

With a wide range of services, delivered to an equally diverse client-base, Munday + Cramer offers fantastic career opportunities for all sorts of individuals. As a business, we work regularly with schools; supporting career events, seminars and offering work experience opportunities. Over the past 10 years we have found that young people get a great experience which has often led to an exciting and rewarding career.

We have provided below some information around each of the core professions that our business offers, to help guide you along the path of various careers. We would also encourage you to make full use of our professional bodies’ websites to find out as much as you can about each pathway.

Are you looking to start your career within the built industry? 

Why not sign up for work experience with us, you will get the chance to explore each department and determine what discipline is right for you!

We are open for work experience candidates to join us throughout the year. Click the button below to get registered. Did you know that as part of your school careers guidance, this might contribute to your education?

Explore Your Professional Pathways

We always have opportunities for new entrants to any of the services that we offer. In recent years, we have been highly successful in establishing and developing Degree Apprenticeship roles across the building surveying profession, in conjunction with Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford. Our practice comprises qualified professionals who provide high quality mentoring at all levels.

Chartered Building Surveyor

Being a Surveyor is a varied and rewarding career. You will undertake surveys and reports on varus buildings, prepare specifications, contract administration roles, carry out site visits & reports.

How would I achieve this?

We will enroll you onto a four-year degree apprenticeship with one of our partner universities. 

Alternatively, you will need a degree within building surveying or a similar  pathway.

Architectural Design

Architects design a range of buildings and projects - from domestic extensions to large new buildings such as schools and medical buildings. No two projects are ever the same.

How would I achieve this?

You would need to complete a degree in architecture to be able to practice architecture. The degree is split into three parts. 

Project Management

Project managers lead teams and keep projects on budget and time. They control quality of the projects, from residential, commercial and industrial buildings to roads, bridges and schools.

How would I achieve this?

You would need to complete a degree in project management or a similar pathway to practice project management.

Strategic + Environmental Estate Management

You will work alongside surveyors, architects and engineers to develop and improve buildings including carbon assessments, thermal/BIM modelling and energy audits.

How would I achieve this?

You will study at university to achieve your degree in a recognised and professionally accredited discipline such as Surveying, Engineering or Real Estate Management.

Chartered Building Surveying

From working in the private housing market and helping to restore historical buildings to advising on large-scale commercial projects, surveyors are central to the construction industry – and building surveyors play a vital role in every project.

But what is a building surveyor and what do they do? What qualifications do you need to become one and what does the average salary look like?  RICS answers the most-asked questions about the profession in this guide.

Who is a building surveyor?

Whether houses, public projects or commercial properties, building surveyors are responsible for assessing the quality of buildings.

So what do building surveyors look for? In short, they look for ways in which buildings can be improved. Specifically, they advise on options for repair, maintenance or restoration. Building surveyors will be involved in the development of new buildings, surveying existing buildings and the maintenance of buildings with historical or architectural importance – and that’s just the start.

Building surveyors spend plenty of time on site evaluating specific elements of buildings and examining environmental issues, for example. In your career as a building surveyor, you’ll help with planning applications and always be on hand to manage contractors on behalf of your client. Read more here.

What Does a Surveyor Do?

Image of surveyors explaining who pays for a party wall surveyor.

The role of a surveyor is nicely captured within this video, produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors:

Munday + Cramer’s building surveyors work across a diverse range of property portfolio holders both within the public and private sector to monitor, maintain and enhance properties and the associated management decisions that must be made on a day-to-day basis. Our building surveyors provide a full range of services for clients including:

Building and acquisition

Forensic examinations for defective buildings and/or works

Project feasibility studies

Grant/funding applications

Building usage audits

Project management/delivery

Planned maintenance audits and reporting

Strategic asset management consultancy

Party wall advice


Expert witness

Home Surveys

Architectural Design

Combining creative and scientific skills, architects are tasked with designing plans and technical drawings for the construction of buildings.

With responsibility for the safe construction and long-term durability of houses and commercial properties crucial to the role, it’s no wonder that architects have to go through a rigorous process to become fully qualified.

To succeed as an architect, You will need analytical skills and excellent attention to detail, as well as creativity for designing.

What Does an Architect Do?

architectural technology

At Munday + Cramer, our Architects and Technicians design a range of buildings and projects – from simple domestic extensions to large new buildings such as medical practices and school buildings. No two projects are ever the same, with a diverse range of challenges to overcome in every single project.

The professional body for architects is RIBA. The professional body for Architectural Technologists is CIAT.

Project Management

Munday + Cramer offer a total project management service, providing comprehensive resources to deliver new-build and refurbishment construction projects across a range of sectors within the built environment.

As with architectural design, projects are developed following extensive development of a detailed brief, understanding the exacting needs of our clients in order to put in to place the most relevant project delivery strategy to fulfil those needs and ensure a successful project.

Within any project, our underlying focus is concentrated on the following key areas:






Project Management, as a career, offers a diverse range of opportunities. Whilst our Project Managers work within the built environment industry, many skills are transferable to other sectors/disciplines. In the most basic terms, the role of a project manager is to lead teams and keep projects on budget and time. Construction project managers control the time, cost and quality of construction projects, from residential, commercial and industrial buildings to roads, bridges and schools. 

Strategic + Environmental Estate Management

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Day-to-day, the role is very diverse, and could include activities such as:

Image of solar panels, a popular option for environmental building


Work-based approach allowing you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn
Become a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS)
Study while you work, with no tuition fees
Network with industry professionals early in your career

We have been involved in providing Degree Apprenticeships for ten years, having provided three of the earliest cohort members nationally for the RICS’ Building Surveying Degree Apprenticeship courses. We are currently working with our local secondary schools to find our next apprentice.

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