If you've studied Architectural Design or CAD and are wondering about your career options and/ or how to to get your first graduate job, have a look at the following information for tips and pointers. If you'd like to talk anything through, arrange a careers interview with us.
Your course will have enabled you to build a range of design and computer skills as well as knowledge of the construction process. As a result, the career options open to you are diverse. Some examples of careers that you might be interested in include:
This is what some recent University of Wolverhampton graduates were doing six months after finishing their course:
The skills and knowledge that you have developed may be of benefit to a variety of different employers and as a result you may find employment in a range of settings such as: construction companies, surveyors, housing associations, architectural firms, local councils, interior design firms, heritage organisations or civil and structural engineering companies.
Have a look at the following links which describe the ways in which you can find work according to the type of company you want to work for.
If you want to find jobs and work experience in architectural practices it is often best to approach firms speculatively. Have a look on the following websites for firms to approach speculatively, as well as those advertising vacancies.
Download our Job Hunting in Construction or see the following sites:
If you want to work for a design consultancy it is often best to approach firms speculatively. Consultancies can be found via:
Design jobs are also advertised on coroflot.
You may also find our Interior Design and Spatial Planning handout useful.