Architecture - drawing the lines and joining dots

25/05/2017

They are approximately 5,927 architecture type vacancies in London, and a further 2, 927 within the South East, so demand is high.  But even so, competition is high within the Built Environment, particularly within Residential Development, Social Housing and Commercial Construction for top positions in leading companies.

People possessing an architectural degree have the option to pursue several career paths, including:

  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Production designer
  • Structural engineer
  • Town planner

What skills do you need for architecture:

  • Numeracy, design and drawing
  • IT skills, e.g. computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to solve problems in an analytical, logical way
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Written and oral communication in various settings
  • Research skills
  • Decision-making ability
  • Adaptability and flexibility for dealing with unexpected situations where necessary
  • Ability to reflect on, and improve, your professional performance

Where do architects go once graduated?

We recruit for the UK’s leading Residential Development, Social Housing and Commercial Construction companies.  We often recruit exclusive off-the grid vacancies which never hit the job market, if you’re looking for a career move and haven’t spotted a vacancy that excites you email your details to admintechnical@potensis.com and one of our specialised consultants will contact you confidentially. 

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