Professional Practice in Architecture RIBA Part III student Tom Haworth has won the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Student Competition 2016 for his essay “Work Placements For The Student’s Benefit, Not Their Employer’s.”

Tom's essay addresses the lack of experience-based training during the early years of UK architectural education.

Talking about the winning entry, the judging panel commented:

“An original idea, set out in a clear and individual turn of voice. Not only creative, but sets out a real-world practical solution, that we hope the candidate has the opportunity to develop and take forward into the industry.”

The work placement system proposed would enable architecture graduates to better understand both the architectural profession and wider construction industry prior to joining the workforce. In turn this offers the profession a viable means for making better use of its staff and skills.

The JCT Student Competition continues to be successful throughout the industry. JCT is committed to improving the understanding and learning of construction contracts by providing support to students, who will be future JCT contract users.

Read Tom’s winning essay here.

Find out more about the University of Westminster’s Architecture Postgraduate Diploma Professional Practice (RIBA Part III).


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