Apprenticeship in architecture

An architecture apprenticeship with PMA. Sept ’23.

Start September 2023

If you are 16+ and you see your future in the world of architecture, we’d love to talk with you.

Contact architect Perry Mears to discuss further. 01271 377 776 or
RIBA Chartered Architects in Barnstaple North Devon.

Office based role, with college attendance.
The Old Sail Loft Paiges Lane Barnstaple Devon EX31 1EF.

We’re often asked how to start a career in the world of architecture. The modern apprenticeship in architecture programme provides a great opportunity to be part of the new generation, by joining Peregrine Mears Architects in Barnstaple. An Architect or Architectural Technologist is a well-respected, creative profession offering numerous career options and specialisms, in many sectors. As a practice we are active supporters of the apprenticeship programme, with several members of our staff having successfully taken their first career steps into the profession through the apprenticeship scheme.

“The ‘earn while you learn’ approach to education creates a tremendous opportunity to benefit from lots of real, varied practical experience, whilst gaining a worthwhile qualification” explained Director Perry Mears. He continued “I took a similar route (back in the 80’s)! It is now possible to gain a full professional qualification in architecture without going away to university full time, and significantly, without incurring huge levels of student debt. The hands-on experience is invaluable, building real, practical knowledge and skills, developing a career right from the start.

We are a friendly, established award-winning firm of Chartered Architects, providing full architectural, planning, building design and project management services, for a wide range of building projects. These include housing schemes, hotels and leisure projects, barn conversions, commercial and community buildings, schools and colleges, historic buildings, and one-off houses. We can give you inspiring and varied experience; we guarantee that you won’t be bored!
We don’t expect you to have all the skills, we can help you develop those. We love what we do, and we want someone who is talented and enthusiastic to join our enthusiastic team. We are looking for someone aged 16-18 who shows are real interest in design and the architecture, who is keen to learn and take their first steps into this enthralling and inspirational profession.

Apprenticeship in Architecture

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Self-motivated
  • Presentable
  • Punctual
  • Have a genuine interest in architecture
  • Have basic computer literacy
  • Enjoy creative and technical challenges
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be able to function as part of a team

Become an integral part of our friendly team and develop important skills including:

2D & 3D CAD drafting (using Vectorworks)
3D CAD modelling (using Sketchup & Vectorworks)
3D CGI’s / visualisations (using rendering software & Adobe Photoshop) Assisting with preparing documents (using Word)
Assisting with preparing reports, (using InDesign)
Accompanying senior staff on site visits & meetings
Assisting more senior staff with measured surveys
Taking notes at meetings then writing up for distribution
Copying & scanning documents
Assisting with making 3D card models
Some hand sketching

Closing Date
30 June 2023