RIAI Graduate Training Scheme - Current Open Applications

The RIAI are currently recruiting for a number of Graduate Training positions which are available in both the Department of Education and the OPW.

RIAI/Department of Education & Skills

Programme Reference Number: DES2021/08 (this reference to be included on the application form)
Closing Date for return of Application Forms is 12pm Friday, 17 September 2021.

The RIAI and the Department of Education & Skills 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 €30,000.00 per annum
  • Practical experience to prepare for the TU/UCD Diploma in Professional Practice
  • 36 Month Placement in the DES Planning and Building Unit, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Planning & Building Unit (PBU)

The Planning and Building Unit is responsible for identifying the current and future infrastructure requirements for all levels of the education and training sector and for overseeing the delivery of a capital programme to deliver accommodation to the required standard, within the allocated resources, and in line with the strategic direction of the Department. The Unit also has responsibility for strategic planning to ensure that the Department can continue to meet future requirements for education accommodation in line with growing demand and changing needs.

The Unit currently comprises over 150 administrative and professional and technical staff delivering  a range of functions across forward planning; site acquisition and property management; school capital appraisal; overseeing and managing delivery of major construction projects, devolved projects, public private partnership (PPP) projects, further education and higher education capital investment and other programmes of capital activity; professional and technical guidance underpinned by research; and financial management.

The current 10 year capital programme amounts to €11.9 billion and is one of the largest capital development programmes in the State under Project Ireland 2040.

Working Environment

The open-plan working environment will alternate between office, site and building inspections. The Architectural Graduate may be  required to travel to attend client meetings, design team meetings, consultancy meetings, site meetings and site inspections.

Duties and Responsibilities of an Architect

The Graduate Architect will report to a line-manager Senior Architect. The Architect will work in a flexible team under the direction of this Senior Architect. S/he will undertake a range of duties in design, construction and advisory projects and any other duties assigned from time to time as appropriate to the position. Depending on the size and complexity of the project s/he will be required to work as part of a team and/or under his/her own initiative.

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

 

RIAI/OPW

Programme Reference Number: OPW2021/08 (this reference to be included on the application form)
Closing Date for return of Application Forms is 12pm Friday, 17 September 2021

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 €30,000.00 per annum
  • Practical experience to prepare for the TU/UCD Diploma in Professional Practice
  • 36 Month Placement in the OPW Dublin / Trim

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.