Our Graduate Exchange Programme provides an opportunity for our engineers to spend one or two weeks on secondment at an architectural practice – in return we provide the chance for architecture graduates to spend similar time on secondment at Hoare Lea.
Currently, Stride Treglown, Woods Bagot and Broadway Malyan are participating in the scheme, which provides mutual benefit to their graduates by collaborating in interdisciplinary design training. The objectives and arrangements vary a little with each participating firm, to suit their needs and project activities. However, the overall objective is to raise interdisciplinary awareness, encourage a holistic, well-rounded and sustainable approach to building design and provide an insight into the culture and challenges of a different discipline.
A shared experience.
The secondments involve active participation in the other discipline, rather than just observing. Through this initiative, graduates from both disciplines can exchange ideas and gain a more holistic approach to building design, developing a greater understanding of the process as a whole.
It was a good opportunity for networking and getting to know local architects, building stronger relationships with those who we work with regularly. Stephanie Cramp, Cardiff
Now in its twelfth year, the programme has received very positive feedback and has already provided secondments for more than 220 graduates across all the firms involved.