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work experience for architecture

does anyone know how to get experience for a year 12 doing a levels?
Original post by eleanor00
does anyone know how to get experience for a year 12 doing a levels?

Hey,
I'm a year 12 student too looking at architecture work experience. I've been able to secure 2 placements. 1 at Jestico + Whiles and the other at Norman + Fosters. The only thing I can say is to be consistent and persistent and keep emailing those companies you want to do work experience with. Keep nagging them. And also LinkedIn is one of the best ways to connect with companies and architects to find more work experience
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Original post by eleanor00
does anyone know how to get experience for a year 12 doing a levels?

Hi, I'm also in year 12 and we did our work experience in March. I did mine at a landscape architecture practice (which I am aware is different). But the answer is yes. I don't know whereabouts in the country you are but I did my work experience in a small office in Manchester. Does any of your family work in a similar field? My dad is a construction planner, so used his work contacts to help me get the place. If not, just do some googling of architecture firms near you then start sending emails. 🙂

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