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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org