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WORK EXPERIENCE

WS Planning & Architecture provide different types of work experience through our Work Experience Programme. Whether you are an aspiring Planner, Architect, or Architectural Technician we hope to provide an inspiring placement with our Practice. As well as offering work experience in house at our Reigate office we also regularly attend local Careers Fairs and Enterprise Days.

We provide opportunities for 1 week of unpaid work experience at our Reigate office for Students at Secondary School or Sixth Form College throughout the year. We also aim to provide 2 paid work experience placements of up to 6 weeks in the Summer months for Students enrolled on a relevant Degree Course.

If you are interested in the Apprenticeship route to qualification, please follow the link in Why Architecture? below.

For Architectural Graduates (Part 1) seeking a “Year Out in Practice” job, please refer to our Careers page.

THE CHALLENGE

Every summer since 2013 we have been involved with the National Citizen Service, which is powered by The Challenge. The Challenge is the UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society. They work on a local level to bring together people from all ages, ethnicities and walks of life, connecting communities and building trust. Through their three programmes, National Citizen Service, HeadStart, and Step Forward, they bring together people from different backgrounds, building trust and developing young peoples’ employment and life skills.

Our involvement is two fold:

Firstly, we are Enterprise Challenge Partners and meet with an entire NCS Wave (typically 45-60 young people who are split into Teams) and provide information regarding our Practice and how we run our business. In turn we set the wave a challenge to complete in their Teams. Each team then presents the findings of their research and help to provide practical solutions.

Secondly, we assist with the Team’s Social Action Projects by attending their Pitch towards the end of their NCS journey. As a Pitch Advisor we take on a Dragons Den style role whereby each Team will pitch for funds towards their Campaign Day, Sponsorship Day and Volunteer Day.

It’s fantastic to be part of such an enthusiastic organisation that continues to offer amazing experiences for the young people involved from all walks of life. The NCS are always looking for more businesses to step forward and help in their local area so please get in touch if you are able to give even a few hours of your time to help with the NCS programme.

LATEST NEWS

JUNE 2022
All student work experience placements for the academic year 2021-2022 have now been allocated.

NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE

Powered by The Challenge

THE CHALLENGE BROCHURE

The Challenge was founded in 2009 and is the UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society.

EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK AT WS

WHY

PLANNING?

From protecting our coastlines to creating better homes and regenerating cities, planners help make better places. So the planners who help to plan our urban and rural spaces carry a big responsibility…they are doing nothing less than planning the world we live in.

WHY

WS?

WS provide different types of work experience through our Work Experience Programme. Whether you are an aspiring Planner, Architect, or Architectural Technician we hope to provide an inspiring placement with our Practice. We provide opportunities for unpaid work experience for Secondary School / Sixth Form College students and paid work experience for those studying a relevant Degree.
We are not currently accepting any work experience enquiries.

WHY

ARCHITECTURE?

Architecture is a phenomenon, mirroring the people it serves. Architects and the clients they work with constantly redefine the way our buildings and civic spaces will be; that is an amazing challenge.