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 more 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.
RIBA Academy on-demand videos
- What's the jobs market like at the moment?
- Where are the architecture jobs in the UK?
- Getting to interview
Go behind the scenes in practice
View the recording of our recent Prep for Practice: Behind the Scenes in Practice event and see a virtual site visit, meet a design team and explore life in the studio.
- How to write the perfect CV
- A Guide to Architectural Practices
- Preparing your first architectural portfolio
- Meet the architects
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
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.