RIAI Graduate Training Scheme - Current Open Applications



Programme Reference Number: OPW2023/01

Closing Date for return of Application Forms is 4.00pm Thursday, 20 April 2023.

The RIAI and the Office of Public Works are inviting applications for the Architectural Graduate Training Programme.

The programme, designed for recent graduates with a recognised qualification in architecture, is an opportunity to obtain practical work experience for three years to prepare for the Professional Practice Examinations.

The selection process will be shortlisting for competitive interview.

The package for successful applicants consists of:

  • Salary €35,000.00 per annum
  • Practical experience to prepare for the TU/UCD Diploma in Professional Practice
  • 36 Month Placement in the OPW Dublin 

The Office of Public Works provides a wide range of architectural services and has an important role in the conservation and protection of our architectural heritage. The OPW provides a multi-disciplinary office that strives to be leaders in excellence and delivers a wide range of projects, including restoration and refurbishment projects for historic properties and cultural institutions as well as new build projects for Government Departments and other agencies, such as, Garda stations, prisons, social welfare offices etc.

As a Graduate in OPW you will gain invaluable work experience as part of a design team on a wide range of projects under the supervision and mentoring of a registered Architect or Senior Architect. You will acquire professional skills such as project management, communication and presentation skills, team working, time management and report writing. You will develop your professional and technical knowledge of the Preliminary Planning / Feasibility and Sketch Design, Detailed Design stages and you will gain experience in the Construction Process, Building Control and Building Regulations, Statutory Approvals and Regulations, Procurement, Health and Safety and the Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF).

The OPW programme is structured to assist Architectural Graduates in the transition between Architecture College, professional practice and registration in a supportive, dynamic and challenging way. The benefits to the Architectural Graduates of the programme is very significant in skills, knowledge and experience gained which will be of ongoing advantage their future career.

Further information in relation to the OPW is available at www.opw.ie.

For further information, contact RIAI +353 1 6761703/Email graduatetraining@riai.ie