Part 1 Architectural Assistant (1 year paid placement)

Thank you for your interest in our current role.   We have had a  large number of applications and have closed the role to new applicants at this time while we process those individuals who have already applied.

Are you a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, looking for your next challenge with a progressive and supportive employer with a triple bottom line? (People, Planet and Purpose)

We are offering opportunities for multiple places in our Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Truro Offices.

A bit about us

Stride Treglown is an employee-owned, carbon neutral architecture practice. We were the first of the top 100 UK practices to join the purpose-driven B Corp community.

We create long-term positive impact for our clients and the communities we help shape. We do this by designing better places, building resilient partnerships, and empowering people.

Our multidisciplinary team of 330 architects, designers, and specialists deliver nationally significant projects from nine regionally embedded UK studios. Collectively, we offer our clients deep local knowledge and national specialist expertise.

We’re great team players who strive for excellence and care how we achieve it. That’s why we promote design that isn’t driven by ego, but by purpose.

We pride ourselves on hiring the best and most creative talent and helping you develop your career in the direction you want it to go.  As an employee-owned and inclusive practice, we are dedicated to increasing our diversity to represent the communities in which we live, and work and you will have a real say in what we do and how we work.

Part 1 Architectural Assistant

This summer we are looking for proactive and talented Part 1 qualified Architectural Assistants to join our teams (in Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester or Truro) as some of our current fantastic Part 1’s are returning back to University to start their Part 2 studies this summer.

We want to provide you with the same opportunities to use and develop your design and communications skills whilst working within a stimulating multidisciplinary environment.  We work on a diverse range of projects and pride ourselves on our innovative yet responsive approach to our clients brief, providing quality in outcome and approach every step of the way.

This current advert is to allow you to apply for a Part 1 position to begin in late June/mid July 2024 for a year placement (2024-2025) in one of our offices.

For those people with outstanding portfolios who can demonstrate their skills and strengths we will create the right opportunity to support you in your blossoming career – consolidating what you have learnt and providing exposure and opportunities to work on new things.  This is a great opportunity to deepen your use of Revit and BIM within our thriving practice.

Job Description

As a Part 1 Architectural Assistant you will assist with various projects from initial design through to completion. Successful candidates will communicate visually using excellent graphic presentation and have a flair for design.  You will often work as part of a team yet also be able to work on tasks alone.

Whilst Revit skills are desirable, we will provide training to the successful candidates.

Architectural Design

  • Preparing design proposals using Revit and hand drawn methods
  • Contributing to the design process and co-ordinating detailed design information
  • Contributing to specifications for construction work
  • Preparing drawings, plans and documents for statutory approvals
  • Contributing to design stage risk assessments

Contract Management

Architectural Assistants participate in the process of managing an architectural project for example by:

  • Making site visits
  • Obtaining tenders for construction work
  • Contributing to meetings and document preparation
  • Assisting with co-ordinating associated professionals as required
  • Assisting in obtaining and evaluating tenders and agreeing contracts
  • Maintaining an awareness of the compliance requirements for the design, legal, statutory and professional requirements

Stride Treglown is an employee owned company which helps to give us a unique, cohesive feel, where we value everyone’s contribution.  We also offer a friendly, studio feel environment in lovely office settings.

Staff benefits include:

  • access to Healthshield (our health cash plan)
  • flexi time and flexi day system
  • pension
  • cycle to work scheme

We look forward to your application and please remember to include:

  • Cover letter
    • Please inform us which office or offices you wish to be considered for (Bath,  Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Truro or all of these offices)
    • Your availability in regard to start date
  • CV
    • Detail your education and work experience
    • Include skills such as Autocad and Revit
    • Make sure this is up-to-date and explains gaps in your work / educational history
  • Portfolio
    • This really needs to shine! Your portfolio will show your design skills and abilities (please ensure that your portfolio is no more than 8 megabytes)

To upload multiple documents, you will need to hold the CTRL key and select the documents you wish to upload

Please ensure you select:

  • The offices that are of interest to you
  • The dates you would be available to start – Please select multiple dates if you are happy starting earlier or later

Stride Treglown is registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We are committed to changing behaviours and cultures with inclusive recruitment practices.  We believe that every individual irrespective of their race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, nationality, background, disability, or marital status can bring their full purpose to life.

We will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

You can apply via our website – you do not need to join or subscribe to any third-party websites.

This role would not meet the criteria under the Home Office Skilled Worker role. We are therefore unable to provide sponsorship and candidates applying would need to provide their own right to work in the UK.


We are not seeking agency support at this stage