Architects advise on the construction, design and planning on structures that need to be built or restored. They are an important part of the design team and prepare drawings, inspect the building work that is taking place and meet regularly with clients to keep them updated on the project. They are usually hired at the start of the project and remain until completion.
You will need to complete an accredited degree in architecture. To get on to a degree you will need 5 or more GCSE"s grades A-C and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent, such as the CBE Diploma.
Creativity, communication, team working, negotiating, numeracy, IT, problem solving, attention to detail.
Starting salary £17,000, newly registered architects £34-42,000