Our commitment to staff development and student training
— 19 Dec 2017
At Jonathan Rhind Architects, we are committed to investing in staff development and training, as well as supporting students, graduates and newly qualified architects.
In 2017, our ongoing internship programme has been a huge success with great work experience placements in both offices.
We were delighted to learn that Eve Wheller, who had a work experience placement with us during 2016/17, has achieved a richly deserved distinction in her course, which has in turn secured her place at the University of Bath to study a BSc in Architecture.
Working with Senior Architects Mark Raby and Julian Clayton at our Taunton office, Eve experienced a broad cross-section of the type of work we do in the field of conservation architecture. They said: “Eve responded really positively and was extremely engaged in producing some very productive and helpful work.”
We wish Eve all the very best in her studies and hope that she will perhaps return to us in the future on a more permanent basis.
This summer, we were joined in our Somerset office by Hazel Hodges a part 2 architecture student studying at the University of the West of England (UWE).
Hazel was quick to learn and enthusiastic in assisting our architects with several quite diverse projects from completing a set of tender documents for a church wall to detailing repair work and alterations to a listed Devon farmhouse.
“Her calm approach and beautiful hand drawing skills have been a great asset over the summer period and we hope to see her back once she has completed her studies” said senior architect Mark Raby.
In our Devon office we were pleased to welcome and work with Jacob Westerman, a part 1 architectural student also from UWE, who took up a paid summer internship. Jacob is currently completing his year at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, studying Architecture and Urban Planning – a study abroad exchange partner to UWE – Ciao Jacob, buon Natale.
We were also joined for a couple of weeks in the summer by Alice Bell, a part 2 architecture student studying at Cambridge University who wanted to broaden her conservation experience to support her course work. Alice was quick to pick up Vectorworks, the drawing package we use.
We are currently looking for students to join us for 2018 summer placements. Contact us now if you are interested. You can find full information on how to apply here.