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Apprentice in Architecture

FCDO Services
King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AB
£26,775.00 annually
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

After settling in with an induction into all areas of FCDO Services, you'll dive right into live, global projects. One day you might be producing drawings and specifications for an extension of a High Commission in a bustling city centre. The next, you'll be completing measurement surveys and reports for an ambassador's residence on a remote island. Everything you do will be to ensure our government-level clients can operate safely in secure buildings in the UK and beyond.

Over the course of your programme, you'll spend one day a week studying towards your qualification and the rest of the time embedded in our design team applying what you've learnt to real-life projects. You'll be fully immersed in a multi-disciplinary team, supported and trained by everyone from architects and architectural technologists to interior designers and structural engineers. Along the way, you'll pick up skills in everything from computer-aided drawing and advanced digital design to stakeholder and customer engagement. Plus, you'll learn what it takes to deliver a first-class service for our customers - even with tight and moving deadlines and budgetary implications. One thing's for certain, you'll be gaining a unique experience while doing work you won't find anywhere else.

It all adds up to an apprenticeship packed with variety and impact. And after 51 months, you'll have gained a degree in architecture Part 1 and built up knowledge and skills that will broaden your horizons, whether that means you continue further training or apply for a permanent position with us.

You'll get hands-on experience in a welcoming, supportive environment, where your ideas and input will be valued from day one. All while doing work with purpose and enjoying the benefits of working in Civil Service.

Whether you're a school-leaver, returning to work after a career break or just looking for a career change, an apprenticeship in architecture at FCDO Services is the opportunity of a lifetime. It's a chance to work on vital projects in locations across the world and contribute to the safety of the nation.

Put simply, your future just got a whole lot bigger.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will be provided through our selected Training Provider (TBC).

Architectural Assistant (Integrated Degree) standard.

We will also provide on-site work-based training that links directly to the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the apprenticeship. You will work towards the apprenticeship qualification for your chosen apprenticeship scheme.

You will also gain a degree in architecture Part 1 and built up knowledge and skills that will broaden your horizons.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be an opportunity to apply for a permanent role within the team you have worked with during your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Be reliable and responsive, Easy to work with, Able to build relationships


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects to include maths and English (Grade 9-4 (A*-C)) Essential
Other to include Art and Design (Grade Level 3 = 128 UCAS points) Essential

Things to consider

1) - Be a British citizen who's lived in the UK for the last three years before the first day of your apprenticeship (aiming to start September 2023), and for at least five of the last ten years 2) - Be at least 16 years old by 30 April 2023, so you can complete Security Check (SC) clearance before your start date 3) - Please note: if you already have a qualification at the same (or a higher level) in a similar discipline, you may not be able to apply unless the apprenticeship qualification provides learning and skills that are materially different to what you've studied before. If your qualification is in a different field, then you are eligible to apply 4) - Because of the secure nature of what we do for our government-level customers, all our employees have to be security cleared before joining us. That's why, if you're successful in your application, you'll need to go through a vetting process. This role will require you to undergo Security Check (SC) clearance before joining, and Developed Vetting (DV) shortly after joining. It's important information so make sure you read the details before applying. You can find out more about vetting on our careers site or by visiting: 5) - Have a genuine interest in architecture, design and construction 6) - Be passionate about collaboration and be willing to travel overseas as part of your apprenticeship

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