It’s a busy week at our Kettering Office, with another student carrying out their second week of Work Experience with us. So far this year we have had an impressive 14 students carry out Work Experience in our offices, with many more planned throughout the rest of the year.
During their time with us, students get to explore the various career opportunities within a modern Architecture Practice, ranging from Administration, PR and Marketing, Graphic Design, Quantity Surveying and Architectural roles. By giving students this hands on experience within the sector, it helps prepare them for the working world, build their confidence and identify which career path they wish to pursue in the future. As a recognised Silver Level Investor in People, it is pivotal that GSS encourages the future faces of Architecture through work experience, apprenticeships and training schemes.
Speaking about our continued commitment to Work Experience placements, William Assheton, Partner at GSS said:
“Having been based in Kettering for many years, we feel part of the local community, and as such we like to encourage youngsters to appreciate and enjoy architecture and their general surroundings. Over a typical year we generally have over twenty students who spend a week with us, to gain an insight into what architects and surveyors do. As a Practice we design many education buildings and we enjoy the youthful enthusiasm of the young and like to play our part in their education, with some coming back to us in later years and indeed we currently have three staff members whose introduction to GSSArchitecture was a week’s work experience.”
In addition to these numerous work experience placements, our Newcastle Studio have also mentored two students through the RIBA Student Mentoring Programme. Sessions have included the RIBA Plan of Work, CV/Social Media and Portfolio, Site Visits to The Catalyst and experience with the live bid process.