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London looking to recruit more architects, claims report

21 February 2013 No Comment

More than half of architecture firms in London plan to grow their workforce, according to a survey by recruitment firm Faststream.

After surveying 259 employees who were involved in making hiring decisions at London practices , the survey found an impressive 58 per cent of firms are planning to expand their workforce this year.

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Growth areas of residential and commercial architecture

Reported by architectsjournal.co.uk, the report also states the largest growth areas were residential architecture and commercial architecture, which were forecast at 29 per cent and 22 per cent respectively.


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An increase in architect recruitment could signal an intention to increase the flow of property and skyscraper design blueprints for the capital in the near future.

More than half of architecture firms in London plan to grow their workforce

Fresh-faced architects from university could be just one of the demographics practices could be targeting, claims Faststream’s Mark Chapman; with 72 per cent of firms under the impression universities are producing ‘good, employable graduates’ for the industry.

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Large international firms are hiring again!!

In addition Lindsay Urquhart, a spokeswoman for Bespoke Careers, commented on the increase in recruitment:

“London is booming. We have had the best February since 2007.”

“Lots of the big boys are back – large international firms we haven’t worked with for years are calling and hiring. For the first time in years we are seeing candidates being offered two and three positions,” she added.

Faststream’s report follows a similar study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), cited by architecture.com, which suggests optimism regarding workload is increasing across the country.

Author: Ashley Curtis    Date Written: 21 February 2013

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