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Finding a job



There are many different areas within Architecture and work can be varied. You could work in a range of establishments and sectors, so putting some thought as to which areas you are particularly interested in, and the experience and skills required, will help you to target your job search. On this page, you'll find out where to search for roles and learn tips for your applications. 

Where to start your job search

We recommend starting your search using our online jobs board, MyCareerYou can find general, online jobs boards through our Graduate Jobs page

There are dedicated websites for architecture opportunities: 


Recruitment agencies

Recruitment consultants work with individuals to help them find suitable work to match their skills. Agency Central is the UK's leading recruitment agency directory. An advanced search and filter system finds the agencies which match your needs. You can also check Adrem, a creative careers consultancy specialist in design and architecture recruitment.

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Are you looking for a role in Hampshire? Our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy can help!

If you're in the final year of your degree, you can register for support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy. They work with over 3,000 employers in the local area to place our students into fantastic graduate careers.

Learn more about the Graduate Recruitment Consultancy



Speculative applications

Speculative applications involve sending a CV and cover letter to an employer to ask if they have any vacancies, even if the company is not currently advertising for a role. They're a great way to access "hidden jobs" that go unadvertised.

Submitting a speculative application shows your interest in a specific company and your willingness to go above and beyond to develop your skills and understanding of the industry. 

Learn how to send a speculative application 



Start your own business

Freelancing is another popular career path for those in architecture. Our Student Startup team can offer further support with freelancing and starting your own business. 

Student Startup



Our top tips for securing a job in architecture

  • Keep your online job search flexible - some employers might use different titles to describe the same role.

  • Keep up to date with industry news and trends by following professional organisations on social media.

  • Attend career events to brush up on employability skills and network with employers.

  • Diversify your job search by using different key terms - some jobs may have different names, but are essentially the same. You could also include terms in your search such as ‘graduate’, ‘entry level’, or ‘junior’. 
  • Use LinkedIn to connect with companies you’re interested in working for and build a network of professional contacts. Companies will often post about relevant news going on in the sector and share their job listings. You can find out more about using LinkedIn in our guide.




Get in touch

Visit our career centre:

Rosalind Franklin East, 28 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD


Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 2684


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