Work experience commences this week and two students will be joining us at NE40 to gain an insight into the architectural industry.
Year 12 art and design students, Abbie and Lauren, from St Thomas More Secondary School in Blaydon and The King Edward VI School in Morpeth will be spending a week at the studio to experience the working environment of an architecture practice, as well as learn some design skills which they can use in future educational and professional development.
They will be primarily working under the supervision of Architectural Technologist Connor Newton on a selection of small design projects; using software such as Indesign to create designs to fit their given briefs. This will provide them with the opportunity to interact with the tools used by architects and designers, gaining a new set of skills which can be practically applied to architectural projects.
We value the importance of preparing young people for future employment and strive to offer opportunities for students at all levels of education to engage with the possibility of a career in architecture. As a practice we therefore strive to inspire, engage and enlighten students with the possibilities of what can be achieved.
Connor Newton said, “My career in architecture began with a week of work experience. Having the opportunity to work alongside professionals and engage with the working environment inspired and encouraged me into developing skills which I have later developed into a career as an architectural technologist. Providing this starting point for students is therefore imperative to helping career development and widening their employment opportunities, through hands on experience”.