Fosters leads work to create architectural apprenticeships

Norman Foster

Group of 20 leading practices thrashes out standards for new routes into the profession

A “trailblazer group” of 20 practices including Foster & Partners and AHMM has developed apprenticeship standards for the roles of architect and architectural assistant in a bid to improve the link between academic and on-the-job training.

The move also comes against the backdrop of the government’s apprenticeships drive, which began last year and requires companies with a paybill of more than £3m a year to contribute financially towards on-the-job training initiatives.

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