Investing in the future of the construction industry

Bowman Riley is committed to the training, development and mentoring of rising stars in the Architecture, Interior Design and Building Consultancy industries.

The Bowman Riley Academy offers a host of opportunities for interns and students to further their practical knowledge alongside experience of working in a design and building consultancy practice.

Working closely with local universities, colleges and schools, we aim to provide the very best opportunities in the industry.

  • Graduates – we sponsor and mentor postgraduate education
  • Apprentices – we sponsor and mentor undergraduate education
  • Interns – we offer placements for university students
  • Work experience – we provide school and college students with the opportunity to work with us for a week or two

Currently, we are supporting one apprentice through his degree and two graduates through their continued studies.  We also have four individuals who are currently taking part in the new RIBA apprenticeship scheme to become architects or architectural assistants whilst working at Bowman Riley.

Each year we provide placements for an average of 10 interns and work experience students with a view to increasing this year on year.

Our Academy offers invaluable experience, support and opportunities and is a fantastic kick-start for a career in the industry. If you would like any more information or to apply, please email your details to info@bowmanriley.com FAO the HR manager and we will be in touch.

Success Stories

Will Gains – Architectural Assistant, BA (Hons) Architecture – First Class

Will has been working for Bowman Riley as part of our Academy scheme since 2013 and has recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a First-class degree in Architecture. Will has completed the Professional Award of RIBA Part I and has transferred to our London office to continue his career.

Will is soon to be enrolled as an RIBA Architectural Apprentice and is going on to complete a Master of Architecture (MArch) gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and the Professional Award of RIBA Part II and III.

Will’s role at Bowman Riley is as Architectural Assistant, supporting a variety of jobs and sectors. Compiling planning applications, building regulations, drawings, visualisation, design and access statements.

Will was recently awarded the West Yorkshire Society of Architects Academic Award for Highest Achieving 3rd Year student. He has also been nominated for the RIBA North Student Prize 2019, and AJ Student Prize 2019.

Would Will recommend the Bowman Riley Academy? In his own words … ‘Absolutely! The wealth of free knowledge to call upon is extremely beneficial to your education, and the support and guidance is brilliant. You get a head start in the working world simply by being amongst it from the start, building a network of professionals that you will be able to call upon later in your career. However, it does impact your social and free time as much of the university work has to be completed on weekends and after hours in the evenings.’

Will’s hard work and dedication has been evident throughout his career to date and he is a fantastic example of how the support and expertise offered by our Academy can kickstart your career in Architecture.