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RIBA Future Architects Prep for Practice

To help you in your transition to employment or to continue on with your education, Prep for Practice is a new programme of support sessions, events and on demand content supported by RIBA Jobs.

04 March 2021

We know how tricky the transition from studying to practising architecture can be, especially this year. RIBA Future Architects Prep for Practice is a new programme of support aimed at graduating Part 1 students.

To help you in your transition to employment or to continue on with your education, we are offering support sessions, events and on-demand content supported by RIBA Jobs.

The pandemic has hit most UK industries very hard and the job market for architects is undoubtedly a challenging and competitive one at present. We recognise graduating and job-seeking during this time will be difficult and we want to empower and inspire you to stay positive, be proactive and take control of your future.

Watch this space for our programme of member-only events and opportunities across the next few months, and remember to bookmark RIBA Jobs to view our listings of current Architectural Assistant, Part 1 and Apprenticeship roles.

Events

Continuing your Education and Alternative Routes

Tuesday 13 April, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Online event, open to RIBA Student and Associate Members

What options are there after your Part 1? Aimed at Part 1 Year 3 students graduating this year, this event will feature a panel discussion exploring different industries and the various educational routes available.

Demystifying the Recruitment Process

Thursday 15 April, 12pm – 1pm

Online event, open to RIBA Student and Associate Members

Many are worried about their job-seeking chances in today's world. But understanding what is required from each stage of the recruitment process will increase the likelihood of success. Aimed at Part 1 Year 3 students graduating this year, this event will shine a light on the recruitment process from the inside.

Behind the Scenes in Practice

Tuesday 20 April 5.30pm – 7pm

Online event, open to all

Join us to hear from architects in practice. Get an insight into how design teams work, what clients want and peek behind the scenes on-site and in the studio.

Opportunities

Career Advice One to One

Dates TBC

Register your interest to book a one-to-one career advice slot - a unique opportunity to have a 30-minute session with an RIBA Member to discuss your CV, portfolio and general career advice. This opportunity is open to Part 1 Year 3 students studying on an RIBA validated course in the UK.

Resources

RIBA Academy on-demand videos

Coming soon

  • Planning your approach to job seeking
  • Getting to Interview
  • Salary expectations
  • Where are architecture jobs in UK?

Published resources

Career Resilience Hub

This series of articles provides the essential career advice architects need in challenging times.

Experienced architects share their advice on how to:

  • kickstart your career and find the right job
  • stay sharp and focused in your practice
  • master presentations and communication with clients and peers
  • learn new skills in different sectors
  • know when to move on to advance your career
  • develop leadership skills and get promoted

RIBA Jobs

RIBA Jobs is one of the most popular job boards for architecture and design related roles. View our current roles or browse through our career and recruitment advice.

PEDR Support

Qualifying as an architect in the UK involves completing Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications and undertaking a minimum of 24 months’ professional practical experience. Whether you're a returning user or new to PEDR recording, these guidance documents and resources include tips on all aspects of PEDR, including information on practical experience, advice on working in a practice, and details on how to use the new system.

This programme is developed through RIBA Future Architects - our community for future and emerging architects, designed to support, inspire and provide a voice as you transition from study to practice. View our resources.

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