Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    We've recently been given a letter talking about work experience in Year 12 for summer 2017, and have been advised to independently research and find a placement of workplace regarding the desired course or career we would like to do.

    I would like to do my work experience closely related to Architecture. I have roughly done some research on a few Architecture Firms here in the UK such as a few practices and architects within RIBA and also some top architecture firms like; Fosters + Parters, Atkins and PRP. These are obviously the much higher graded companies but I think it is better off for me to find a place that is a top class business, as this goes into account for my application in Universities and increases the chances of me getting an offer.

    Are there any Architecture Firms that take in 17 year olds for work experience, for a duration of 1 week? (or would it be best to apply for a top local company?)

    Aside from that I'm also really keen on doing work experience abroad for Architecture, I've looked into a few programs but I don't know if they are trustworthy. I would really love to go somewhere in Europe to study the historical aspect of building designs and also landscapes, but I'm open into any type of Architecture. I've heard that doing a work experience abroad may class as an Internship for a few weeks or months, so I have also considered that and would much prefer to go abroad and widen my knowledge.

    What kinds of Internships are there for college students to go abroad for work experience in an Architecture Firm?
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor

    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    Clearing and Applications Advisor
    First off, any relevant work experience is good so don't worry about it being a top class firm or anything like that. You most likely won't have the space in your PS to talk about which firm you went to and why. You will need to focus on what you learnt and how it developed your interest in the subject. Work experience abroad is a good idea but again don't worry about big schemes. In some instances it may be better to try and arrange it yourself rather than potentially paying to get experience.

    Bumping this because I would like some more information on this too.
    What kind of work experience is desired for a degree in architecture? Especially for the top Univeristies.

    I noticed Architecture isn't widely talked about on tsr so some more replies on this would be nice
The home of Results and Clearing


people online now


students helped last year

University open days

  1. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  2. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. Bishop Grosseteste University
    All Courses Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Will you be tempted to trade up and get out of your firm offer on results day?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.