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    Hi Guys,

    Bit of back story first,

    I'm in a bit of dilemma. I completed my first year on a QS degree. I started work as a commercial assistant with a small main contractor about 3 months ago. I'm not finding the work engaging.

    I'm 28 and an ex-builder and find myself missing being on site and getting stuck in.

    I really enjoyed my first year at university particularly the law side of it but I'm already becoming restless at work. I was told by a few people that QS work can be tedious but my where I see myself in the future sort of fit with the job.


    I ultimately want to be freelance. I'm attracted to the freedom this is will give me. I want to work hard for a portion of the year then travel for the rest. So the money and job opportunities being a freelance QS really appealed.

    I've recently been looking at Civil Engineering and it's freelance prospects. The job itself seems to appeals allot more to me. I love science and construction and I wish I'd considered civil engineering fully before applying for a QS degree.

    So question is what are the prospect like for a freelance civil engineer? Is it the right move to be changing degrees at 28? Has anyone got any experience as a freelance QS or a QS within a large firm? If so can you tell me how you find it?

    Thanks for reading,

    Bob
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    Hi Guys,

    Bit of back story first,

    I'm in a bit of dilemma. I completed my first year on a QS degree. I started work as a commercial assistant with a small main contractor about 3 months ago. I'm not finding the work engaging.

    I'm 28 and an ex-builder and find myself missing being on site and getting stuck in.

    I really enjoyed my first year at university particularly the law side of it but I'm already becoming restless at work. I was told by a few people that QS work can be tedious but my where I see myself in the future sort of fit with the job.


    I ultimately want to be freelance. I'm attracted to the freedom this is will give me. I want to work hard for a portion of the year then travel for the rest. So the money and job opportunities being a freelance QS really appealed.

    I've recently been looking at Civil Engineering and it's freelance prospects. The job itself seems to appeals allot more to me. I love science and construction and I wish I'd considered civil engineering fully before applying for a QS degree.

    So question is what are the prospect like for a freelance civil engineer? Is it the right move to be changing degrees at 28? Has anyone got any experience as a freelance QS or a QS within a large firm? If so can you tell me how you find it?

    Thanks for reading,

    Bob
    How's your maths and physics skills? They both feature very heavily in civil engineering, so it's important to consider whether this is something you're interested in.
 
 
 
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