Future Talent Programme

Future Talent Programme

In driving inclusion and encouraging wider access to the profession, our Future Talent Programme aims to reach a diverse range of young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented in the profession.

This is not new to us. As a Practice we have long been committed to helping students and young people build careers in the architecture and design industry.  We’ve supported Blueprint for All (formerly the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust) since 2010, with paid work placements, mentoring and hosting exhibitions.

Offering work experience, summer placements, career talks, seminars, studio tours, workshops and mentoring are day-to-day activities for us. We are also one of the Trailblazer practices that led the development of the Modern apprenticeship Standard for Architecture, which provides an equal debt-free alternative path to qualifying as an Architect.

Our Future Talent Programme draws these areas together. Working with schools, universities and charities, including the Speaker for Schools Charity, to engage with students and promote architecture and design. We’ll be developing the programme further, with initiatives that reinforce our commitment to inclusivity and access to the industry.


RIBA Foundation in Architecture Placements

We offer students enrolled on the RIBA Foundation in Architecture course, and other undergraduate architecture and design courses, a 6-week paid placement to enable them to gain practical experience of working within a live studio environment. Any open calls for paid internship opportunities are communicated direct to RIBA validated Schools of Architecture and advertised on our careers page.


1 Week Work Experience (Students in Year 10-13)

Our work experience programme has carefully been prepared using defined design exercises. These offer students a real insight into what it means to be a designer and include a brief, research, design / concept and presentation. Students pair up so they can work together and experience teamwork and collaboration.

Applications for work experience have now closed for the year 2023. If you would like to be considered for a place in 2024 please email your contact details, school details and tell us more about why you feel you'd benefit from a work experience placement at Scott Brownrigg using the enquiry form.


Virtual Work Experience

Our virtual work experience, in partnership with Speaker for Schools charity, gives students a taste of what it’s like working in an architectural practice. Our staff members guide students through a series of group and individual projects, where they are able to learn and apply a range of design skills such as 3D modelling, architectural drawing and portfolio presentation skills. Additionally, in virtual classrooms students get to meet various members of the practice who give talks on life in practice, the design process, university applications, the architectural career path and sustainability in the construction industry.

These sessions are run in June and October. Please contact your school careers team to find out if they are part of the Speakers for Schools scheme.


Apprenticeship Toolkit

In partnership with Blueprint for All we have developed a virtual toolkit to guide students through the apprenticeship route to architecture. Who, what, where, how and why – the toolkit will answer all your questions and help you decide whether an apprenticeship is for you. View here.  


Graduate recruitment and Apprenticeships

Our graduate and apprenticeships opportunities for architecture, design and support roles are advertised on our careers page. 





“Thank you for making [my son’s] visit to Scott Brownrigg a real catalyst for his decision to research and pursue architecture as a career. He loved the visit and came away with a real excitement of becoming an architect and particularly as an apprentice rather the standard university route. You certainly inspired him!”

Parent of a local school student
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“A big thank you to Scott Brownrigg for giving me the opportunity to immerse myself into a functioning architectural practice. Being able to access the expertise available at Scott Brownrigg whilst completing my own design project was invaluable. My time in the studio, alongside attending multiple site visits and committee meetings has definitely reaffirmed my hope of pursuing a career in Architecture”

Lola Wright, College student
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