RIAI Graduate Training Scheme - Current Open Applications


Programme Reference Number: OPW2024/01 (this reference to be included on the application form)

The RIAI and the OPW 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 TUD/UCD Diploma in Professional Practice
  • 36 Month Placement in Dublin and Galway

The Office of Public Works (OPW) provides a wide range of architectural services to support the management of a significant part of the State’s property portfolio. Through a multi-disciplinary service, OPW delivers programmes of work which include the conservation and protection of our architectural heritage; construction of new sustainable, energy efficient buildings; specialist projects; the refurbishment, alteration, fit-out and improvement to existing accommodation; advisory services for central Government Departments and public sector; support the role of the State/Principal Architect and the delivery on Government Policy on Architecture. OPW is committed to providing a first class service to its clients, Government Departments, other agencies and to the many public users who experience the buildings and the environments that it creates.

Further to the requirements of the application form and guidance notes, can you please also provide the following:

  1. Applicants should include a copy of a recent reference from an architect or college tutor.
  2. Applicants to confirm and give details if they have previously worked for the OPW.
  3. Applicants to confirm and give details if they have previously applied for the RIAI/OPW Architectural Graduate Training Programme.

Closing Date for return of Application is 12 Midday, 14 June 2024.  

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