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Charity gives architecture internships to sixth-formers

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Ten practices, including Foster + Partners, Eric Parry and AHMM, have agreed to offer internships to fledgling architecture students through a charity programme

Run by charity the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF), the Aspiring Professionals Programme provides short internships and professional mentoring to bright, less-privileged A Level students in various career sectors, including architecture.

Sean Collins, director at Child Graddon Lewis (CGL), who started the internship programme last year, said: ‘It was definitely a valuable experience to have someone come into the practice with so much enthusiasm.

‘The student we had in last year was so switched-on that it encouraged more architects within the practice to mentor on the programme and encouraged us to take on two students this year.’

The internships take place in the summer between Year 12 and Year 13, and are for a maximum of four weeks. To be eligible students must have five A grades at GCSE, be predicted at least AAB for their A Levels, and be in receipt of an Education Maintenance Allowance.


Participating practices:

Eric Parry Architects

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Foster + Partners

Barbara Weiss Architects

Child Graddon Lewis

BFLS (formerly Hamiltons)

Buschow Henley

Form Architecture

Groundworks Architects

HLM (Guildford office)

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