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Job Name

Architect

Job Description
Architects design new buildings and the spaces around them, and work on the restoration and conservation of existing buildings.

Salary Low
£27,500 Starter

Salary high:
£90,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
35 to 40 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
evenings / weekends occasionally

How to become an Architect

You can get into this job through:


University

You'll need to complete:

Many course providers will also want to see a portfolio of your drawings and sketches.
Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Apprenticeship

You can get into this role through an architect degree apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Work


If you're already working at a high level in an architectural practice but cannot study full time, you could qualify through RIBA Studio.

More Information

Registration



Professional and industry bodies

You could join the Royal Institute of British Architects, for training opportunities and to make industry contacts.

Further information

You can find out more about becoming an architect from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Architects Registration Board and Go Construct.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In this role you could :

Working environment

You could work in a creative studio, in an office or visit sites.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Career path and progression

If you're working for a private architectural firm, you may be able to move up to become a partner or associate.

With experience in public sector roles, you could move into a lead architect job.

You could also work on projects as a freelance consultant, or set up your own business.

You may get opportunities to work overseas.





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