Finding a placement when you’re a student is a vital part of your career, even work experience is helpful towards improving your skills, expanding your creativity and gaining important contacts.

I have been lucky enough to work with the lovely team at Jones AD for a year now and the experiences learnt whilst on placement is invaluable. Along the way, I’ve learnt the realities of working in an architectural practice compared to the theory learnt as a student and I have also improved my communication skills by being in close contact with colleagues, reps and clients.

It’s been great to put my experience into practice. I have been able to go to sites to understand the project and the brief from the client first hand as well as seeing many projects through from start to finish and everything in-between. In addition to this I have visited many design exhibitions to gain inspiration and to source new and upcoming trends.

This experience has more than prepared me for my final year at uni and I can’t wait to show off the skills which I have expanded on during my placement year out!