How long: 4.5 years including EPA period
Where: London-based hybrid working. Expected one to two days on average in the office (subject to working patterns and business requirements).
What you'll need
As a minimum, you'll need an ARB (Architect's Registration Board) prescribed Part 1 qualification or Part 1 equivalent as prescribed by the ARB with a 2:2 degree.
Candidates in their final year of study will need to be on track to achieve a minimum of a 2:2 in a degree prescribed by the ARB.
What you'll be doing
Your development programme will be made up of a number placement rotations.
Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for your successful career. We'll give you a chance to see how we work across transport modes and at different parts of the RIBA plan of work.
You'll rotate between design teams working on different modes of transport (London Underground, London Buses, etc.)
You can also go onto placements in Major Projects like the Piccadilly Line upgrade.
You will need to do at least one year in total within an area where you can deliver a building design for the case study component of your RIBA Part III. You'll also need to run a case study project under the supervision of your mentor.
The scheme will be run alongside the Building Surveying apprenticeship programme. There may be shared events where the RICS and RIBA criteria align (e.g. inspecting buildings, writing specifications for repairs)
Where this career can take you
On completion of the scheme, you'll have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a role as an Architect within the Built Environment & Architecture team in TfL Engineering.
You could lead your own projects as an architect designer or as the client's architect. From here, there are routes within TfL Engineering to:
- Senior Architect/Engineer
- Senior Leader and Principal Architect/Engineer
- As well as Project Engineering roles
Many great architects started their career in Local Government Architecture departments outside of TfL. The skills you've acquired as an Architect at TfL will be greatly sought after.