Job details

Reference number - 1639-1974

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - Details in main page

Job type/hours - fixed term, full time (37 hours per week)

Closing date - 5.00pm, Monday 18 June 2018


Architectural Trainee (Degree Apprentice)- Fixed term contract (4 Years)

Salary: Band 7, £23,866 - £28,221 p.a.(Progression through bands is subject to successful completion of relevant level professional competencies)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented person who has recently completed a degree in architecture (RIBA part 1) and wishes to complete their studies via the apprenticeship route in order to graduate as an ARB Registered Architect.Candidates must be enthusiastic, good communicators and keen to develop their architectural skills and experience.This post is a development role and explicitly for those that are studying for an Architectural Apprenticeship - Level 7. You will have a unique opportunity to gain architectural experience whilst studying part time towards an RIBA accredited Architectural masters degree at the University of Portsmouth.

What is the role?

Initially you will be assisting our team in delivering a number of projects supporting the Council's Capital Programme; this would include contributing in the production of feasibility studies, preparation of presentation material, Planning and Building application documents and specification documents. Alongside part time day release study you will be gaining experience and working knowledge in all aspects of the design process.

We can offer you a  fully funded degree, training, practical work experience and support in order to develop you to become an ARB Registered Architect.

We are committed to helping you develop by providing a structured programme in conjunction with your studies at the University of Portsmouth. You will be spending at least 20% of your contracted hours learning away from the normal day-to-day work environment.

You will also be allocated a Senior Manager to act as your mentor throughout the entire apprentice process. They will provide overarching advice and guidance and ensure that you are getting the experience and support necessary to become an architect.

You will initially be supervised by a senior architect who will provide you with one to one assistance to quickly improve your knowledge and practical skills.

As you develop you will be given more responsibility within a project design team and your own workload.We actively arrange CPD seminars to supplement your development.

Upon successfully completing your apprenticeship there are excellent opportunities within PCC for progression into the role of an architect.

For further details on the role please click on the links below.



How to apply

How to apply:

Please see the attached at the bottom of the job page and email your application to or by post to Recruitment, Portsmouth City Council, Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EP ensuring the reference number and the Post Title are in the subject box – this will ensure your application is sent to the correct manager as quickly as possible. We receive 1000’s of applications and do not always have the resource to investigate an application that is not clearly marked. If you do not receive an automated reply then we have not received your application.

If you have any queries, contact us on 023 9284 1191 (8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 4:00pm Friday).You will need to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. No post will be offered without it.Additional information:Closing time/date: 5.00pm Monday 18 June 2018Applications received after this may not be considered.Interviews will take place late June/early July 2018.After the closing date all applications will be assessed for suitable candidates by Portsmouth City Council manager and the training provider.

Once the selection has taken place, if successful you will be asked to attend an interview.