Shape My City

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The Architecture Centre, Bristol is looking for 14 – 19 year olds from Bristol who would like to take part in an exciting new place-making project.

Shape My City aims to help young people understand how places work and how they can be improved. It is an opportunity for young people to get involved with city developments, debate real life issues and gain new skills and confidence.

Participating in the project would mean:

  • Working with architecture, planning and local government professionals
  • Working with architecture and planning students
  • Taking part in workshops between Feb – Nov 2014
  • Getting to a City centre location – refreshments and travel expenses are provided
  • An opportunity to get Arts Award accreditation
  • Gaining valuable experience to enhance college/university applications

Shape My City is open to anyone who is interested, but aims to actively encourage girls and young people from B&ME backgrounds to get involved.

For more information, see the programme page.

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Training with ICE

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The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering.

Thomas Telford Training (‘TTT’) is wholly owned by the Institution of Civil Engineers. 100% of its profits are re-invested back into the ICE to fund activities that advance the knowledge, practice and business of civil engineering and promote the civil engineer’s global contribution to sustainable, economic growth, and ethical standards.

TTT seeks to develop excellent engineers. To achieve this they offer an industry-leading range of training services.

For more information, visit the Thomas Telford Training page.

‘Inspire Scholarship Scheme’ with bConstructive

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bConstructive brings together information that can help lead to a rewarding and exciting career in the construction industry.

Through bConstructive, young people can apply for apprenticeships and find out what working in construction is really like. Find out more and apply on the apprenticeships page

bConstructive is also involved with the Inspire Scholarship Scheme. The scheme is to support undergraduates who want to work in the industry in the Contracting Sector, with the scholar receiving £1,000 per annum for up to three years. Scholars should expect to work with their sponsoring employer every summer to gain valuable paid work experience. 

Find out more on the programme page

Building for the Future

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The Architecture Centre, Bristol is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that champions better buildings and places for everyone.

The Centre has the experience and expertise to support the delivery of the Construction and Built Environment Diploma (CBED) – a national qualification for 14-19 year olds.

The Building for the Future programme aims to support the delivery of the CBED by:

  • Contributing to local consortia steering groups
  • Networking with local built environment industry professionals
  • Delivering design workshop events with involvement of local BE professionals
  • Development of relevant teaching resources to support the Architecture/Design/Sustainability elements of the course
  • An inspiring visits programme to interesting regional buildings/schemes
  • CPD opportunities/support for teachers delivering the CBED
  • Strategic support/dissemination both locally and national via RIBA, CABE and Architecture Centre Network

For more information, visit the programme page.

Also, contact the centre on: education@architecturecentre.co.uk

To find out more about the Construction and Built Environment Diploma visit: www.cbediploma.co.uk

Career Support with the RTPI

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The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the UK’s leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 members.

The RTPI has a number of VET initiatives to help those in the planning profession find employment, legal advice and even guidance on starting a business. Their aim is to help their members through key points in their careers.

For more information visit RTPI’s Career Support page.

For students and graduates in the planning profession, the RTPI recommends that graduates approach employers through the RTPI Linked In group.

For more information, visit the RTPI’s internship and work experience page.

Accelerate into University with Open City

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Open City is London’s leading architecture education organisation. They champion the value of well-designed places and spaces in making a liveable and vibrant city, and the role everyone plays within it.

Accelerate into University was launched in 2012. This free pioneering programme for students in Year 11 and 12 at London state schools is aimed at those who would benefit from mentoring and skills enhancement, to support their ambitions to pursue a career in architecture or the built environment.

So far Accelerate into University has enabled forty four, young Londoners aged 15-17 years to reach their full potential and improve their access to Higher Education across the Built Environment shaping professions. 85% of the year 12’s that participated have gained conditional offers to study architecture and related subjects at university, including UCL, Cambridge, Cardiff, Manchester and Westminster.

For more information, visit the programme page.

Or for general information, visit the Open City website

‘ArchiGRAD’ helps graduates into employment

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ArchiGRAD began in 2010 as a response to the increasing number of unemployed graduates in the built environment. The scheme is in association with Northern Architecture, +3 Architecture, Northumbria University and Newcastle University.

In 2012, ArchiGRAD launched Summer Schools, getting 36 university students work experience with local practices.

Currently, GRADs are involved in the following activities:

  • Design projects
  • Research projects
  • Portfolio Speed Dating
  • Individual portfolio tips
  • Social events
  • Competitions, internal and external
  • Access to other consultants
  • Access to office CPD events
  • Live Builds
  • Presentations to real clients

For more information and to get involved, visit the ArchiGRAD website

Or to contact Northern Architecture, who support the scheme: info@northernarchitecture.com