6 months ago
What Part II do you know that is offered the opportunity to get out there on the networking scene in Manchester alongside the Director? It's not like this is for a tiny two-bit practice either who's desperate to throw inexperienced people at the problem of work winning. It's a large national company that contends for accolades like 'Europe's tallest building' and has won every award out there.
They bring their own people up to Associate then Director level organically. If you're there long enough there will be opportunity enough for you to achieve this. This is why they want you meeting their clients and attending events for drinks, you'll learn everything from BEFORE stage 0 through to stage 7 and more.
They're not focussing on any other Part II right now, so you will have the chance to qualify first and foremost.
Day to day there'll be no chance you'll get bored either. You'll be needed to do a bit of everything. You'll look after your own project when the possibility arises for your Part III, but you'll get lot's thrown at you, and you'll have some responsibility too. There'll be visuals, you'll have feasibility work to look after and drawing work as well as getting out on site.
There's no doubt they can design in this practice. You'll be working closely with the Regional Director and often be left to it if they need to be out of the office.
So if you want someone to put you front and centre, to take advantage of your energy and raw ideas. If you want somewhere that will invest in you in all areas, where you'll be learning the job of a Director from day one, then you won't get many more chances to look at something like this; not at this stage of your career.