A new opportunity at Architype


Architype is looking for an Architectural Assistant Apprentice Level 7 who shares our passion for high quality design, to join our expanding team delivering a growing portfolio of projects across the whole of the UK.

As the UK’s leading Passivhaus Architect, recently awarded Education Architect of the Year, and highly commended in the AJ100 Practice of the Year, Architype offers exceptional opportunities to be involved in projects at the cutting edge of zero carbon and sustainability. Our approach is inclusive and collaborative.

The Role

Our Apprenticeship in Architecture provides an equal alternative path to becoming an architect and will combine practical experience in the workplace with one day a week attendance at London South Bank University to complete your Part 2.

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The Architectural Assistant Apprentice – Level 7 will be entrusted with day-to-day contact with clients and design teams and through their projects will assist in the furtherance of the strategic direction of the practice, its design ethos and quality management systems.

You will set and maintain high standards of design and assist in the establishment of sustainability targets for their projects.

You may be expected to work on a number of separate projects and will be expected to assist the Project Architect to ensure that every project attains the highest design standard and is delivered in a profitable way. Following successful completion of the apprenticeship Architype will discuss the opportunity for further career progression.

We are looking for someone with the following personal qualities:

  • A team player, who values and is committed to collaborative styles of working
  • A curious and keen learner
  • Architype is a creative, ecological, progressive community – so we are keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate behaviours and commitment to these values
  • Be mindful of relevant professional codes of conduct (e.g. ARB and RIBA)
  • Strive to communicate effectively and professionally when working independently and as part of a team
  • Commit to identifying their own individual professional development needs

Reality Check

For the remainder of 2021 Architype will be experimenting with a hybrid model of working – with office bases becoming creative hubs, where people meet to collaborate, create or socialise together. Remote home bases will remain the place where most ‘applied or focused work’ is undertaken.

Work will typically be desk based on an iMac workstation in a team but will also include freehand sketching, drawing and model making. Attendance at meetings and presentations outside the office, site visits including research of the wider urban / site context will be required (subject to any COVID restrictions). Public exhibition / consultation as part of planning applications together with planning committee meetings etc will also form part of the work pattern.

To Apply:

Architype is an Equal Opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and staff engagement forums, to support staff from different backgrounds.

Please can we ask that you complete our equality and diversity monitoring form, please click on the link below:

Please email your CV, cover letter and portfolio of work (max size 5mB).  In your cover letter, please answer the following two questions to help us find out a bit more about your motivation.

  1. What are the key challenges in designing sustainable buildings?
  2. Why would you like to work for Architype?

Please email to You must state, in the subject line of your email: Architectural Assistant Apprentice level 7.  Without this information in the subject heading, we will be unable to sift your application correctly and it may be missed.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 16th July 2021. The interview will be via VC, dates to be confirmed.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we are sorry we cannot respond to all applicationsso if you do not hear from us by mid-August please assume that you have been unsuccessful. 

Note that all applications will be treated in accordance with our GDPR policy. For more information, please click here. 

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This role is based on a full time, permanent contract. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): Architype is committed to the Real Living Wage Campaign and aligns its base salaries with the campaign recommendations – see for further details.