RIAI & OPW – Architectural Graduate Training Scheme

RIAI & OPW – Architectural Graduate Training Scheme

The Architectural Graduate Training Scheme, designed for recent graduates with a recognised qualification in architecture, is an opportunity to obtain practical work experience for three years to prepare for the Professional Practice Examinations.

About this Architectural Graduate Training Scheme

The selection process will be shortlisting for competitive interview, which will take place in January 2020

The package for successful applicants consists of:

  • Salary €30,000.00 per annum
  • Practical experience to prepare for the DIT/UCD Diploma in Professional Practice
  • 36 Month Placement in the OPW Dublin/Trim

The Office of Public Works provides a wide range of architectural services and has an important role in the conservation and protection of our architectural heritage. The OPW provides a multi-disciplinary service and delivers a wide range of projects, including major restoration and refurbishment projects for historic properties and cultural institutions, office accommodation for Government Departments and other agencies, Garda stations, prisons, social welfare offices etc.

Further information in relation to the OPW is available at www.opw.ie

What to Expect

Testimonial from Former Architectural Graduate on the RIAI / OPW Training Scheme

My three years in the RIAI graduate scheme in OPW has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I was fortunate to be involved in a wide range of projects and various stages of projects, including feasibility studies, design, tender preparation, and on-site experience. It was an enriching learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to develop important skills and knowledge which were necessary in my preparation for the Professional Practice Diploma and for a career as an Architect. The support provided to the Graduates during their studies is second to none and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the placement to anyone considering taking this opportunity.”

Download Application Form 

RIAI Transcript Evaluation Application Form

Guidance Qualification in Architecture

Verification of Qualification in Architecture Form

For further information, contact RIAI +353 1 6761703/Email graduatetraining@riai.ie or log on to www.riai.ie

Closing Date for return of Application Forms is 4:00pm on Friday 03 January 2020

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