Part II Architectural Assistant
The best Technical talent in Cheshire has gathered in one place. It's a company that you might not have heard of before. You probably don't know that they are predominantly a Technician lead organisation and employ Technicians over Architects by a ratio of about 9:1. That is why they have the time and desire to get you your Part III and get you up the ranks as quickly as possible. You should be an Architect by the end of 2020!
Do you feel like you want to focus on stages 0 - 3, like an Architect / Architectural Assistant should? There's a shortage of creative types here, and they need a Part II with experience, who is ready to go!
You will work on stages 0 - 7, right the way through, but with a special focus on the early stages and design alongside the Design Director, you'll be their right-hand man/woman.
It's likely you've realised that Architecture is pretty poorly paid and that right now you don't really get recognised or rewarded for what you do. You would probably feel much more appreciated if you got a very significant four-figure annual bonus and a set annual pay review where invariably every member of staff gets a pay rise.
What's even better, is that you'll be working with the same clients over and over on different project types, this company very rarely bids for work in the traditional sense. Land Acquisition is one of the things they do in house, they've won a whole host of long term clients for the range of services they provide and invariably work is either handed to them as the company themselves have a degree of control over new developments for their clients.
It's one of the safest possible places to be in times of uncertainty. Not a single redundancy was made during the last recession.
This all sounds very professional and complicated, but banter certainly is not lacking either. You'll feel well looked after, not just because of the bonus and the pay rise, but because the team are a family and very close-knit.
To top it off they are currently going for BIM Level 2 certification. They need you to be able to use Revit, but they'll bring you up to speed and their level quickly.
So if you're just not getting the attention you need from your practice, you now know there is a place for you nearby. Make sure you get in touch with Matt at Aspirant to discuss this opportunity.