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New graduates are not up to scratch, says profession

Newly-qualified architects are falling a long way short of the profession's expectations, according to new research issued by the RIBA last week. In a survey of 225 experienced architects, two thirds said that they are not 'totally confident' in the skills and abilities of newly-qualified architects until they have been working for at least two years.More than half of that number said that it takes longer than three years until new starters become confident.

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