Skip to content

Undergraduate careers in surveying

Are you a university or TAFE student looking to connect your studies with the practical world of surveying? At Alexander Symonds, we are committed to nurturing future talent in the field of surveying. For successful applicants, we offer paid on-the-job field assistant positions, providing you with valuable hands-on experience. If you’re ready to embark on your journey toward a surveying career, we’re here to guide you.

Apply for an undergraduate position

Work while you study: your gateway to a career in surveying

Our paid undergraduate positions play a vital role in bridging the gap between education and real-world application. With us, you’ll work closely with experienced surveying professionals, immersing yourself in the world of practical surveying. These positions offer flexibility, allowing you to tailor your work hours to fit your academic commitments. 

Still not sure if surveying is for you? Test the waters with our work experience opportunities.

Working with Alexander Symonds

Work with industry experts

You’ll work hand-in-hand with experienced surveying experts, offering a unique blend of education and real-world application.

Access to cutting-edge technology

Harness state-of-the-art tools and technologies in the ever-evolving surveying industry.

Grow your network

Open doors to building crucial connections within the surveying industry, enhancing your future career prospects.

Flexible work-life balance

Your studies come first. Customise your work hours to accommodate your academic commitments while maintaining that crucial work-life balance.

Structured on-the-job training framework

Benefit from a structured training program with clear learning outcomes, designed to meet surveyor board requirements.

Ongoing professional development

Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. Surveying is a rapidly evolving field and it’s important our team is up to date with the latest news and developments.

Your path to full-time employment

For exceptional candidates, the journey doesn’t end with your studies. Successful completion of our undergraduate program may lead to seamless career progression within our company and a pathway to becoming fully licensed. From being a dedicated student to a thriving full-time surveyor, your path at Alexander Symonds can take you far.

From student to surveyor, hear our success stories

Three years ago Bryce joined the team as a Field Assistant while studying a Bachelor of Geospatial Science at UniSA. In 2021, he transitioned into the role of Infrastructure Surveyor and now works predominantly on topographical and cadastral surveys. With the support of Alexander Symonds, Bryce has since received from UniSA a Graduate Diploma in Surveying and is working towards becoming a Licensed Surveyor with the Surveyors Board SA.

“In my role I have the opportunity to work in remote and challenging locations on a diverse range of projects. With the ongoing support and guidance offered by the Alexander Symonds team, I regularly apply the concepts I learnt at university in a practical sense.”

Bryce Penno
Graduate Surveyor

“I started working at Alexander Symonds the same time as I started uni. Working as a field assistant, heading out with a surveyor, learning the basics, progressively taking on more and more responsibility and learning along the way.”

Ashby Schilling
Cadastral & Infrastructure Surveyor

Eligibility: what we’re looking for

At Alexander Symonds, we welcome students at any stage of their studies, with a belief in providing opportunities without rigid academic prerequisites. We prioritise qualities like passion, curiosity and a genuine interest in the world of surveying above all else.

Tertiary education requirements

Undergraduate opportunities are open to students undertaking tertiary study relevant to Surveying and Spatial Sciences, such as:


Your path to full-time employment

Applying for our undergraduate positions is a straightforward and accessible process:

  1. Complete the online expression of interest form: Start by filling out our online expression of interest form below. This form is designed to gather some basic information about you and your interests in surveying.
  2. Alexander Symonds internal review: Once we receive your expression of interest, our team will review your submission to ensure it aligns with our program requirements.
  3. Await confirmation and further details: If your application is successful, you’ll receive a confirmation from our team, along with additional details about how we can align this position with your studies and interests

Apply for an undergraduate position with an industry-leader

Career Submissions

  • Please note that enquiries for current vacancies, full-time/postgraduate and undergraduate positions will only be considered if accompanied by a CV.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Shape your future with Alexander Symonds

    We’re committed to guiding you on your academic and career journey. Your future in surveying starts now.

    For enquiries or assistance, get in touch with our Training and Development Manager, Glenn at