Came across this interesting initiative from the RIBA – seems a win win for both graduate and practice…
Host Practice is designed to support Part 1 and 2 architecture graduates to develop their professional experience and skills when they have been unable to find suitable work placements.
The initiative acknowledges that due to the effects of the economic downturn there are empty desks in practices and existing resources that would benefit graduates. Host Practice enables practices to offer these desk spaces to graduates to work on independent or personal projects relating to architecture.
This scheme enables practices and graduates to come together outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship. Graduates are offered an overview of practice activities and the opportunity to develop their own professional networks while engaging in activities related to the practice of architecture, including competitions, private commissions and research.