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Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£18,200 pile of coins

Age 35

£44,720 pile of coins

Age 50

£54,080 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £39,000

What does this career do?

Architects plan and design the construction and development of buildings and land areas with regard to functional and aesthetic requirements.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with client and other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and landscaping requirements
  • studies condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc.
  • analyses site survey and advises client on development and construction details and ensures that proposed design blends in with the surrounding area
  • prepares detailed scale drawings and specifications for design and construction and submits these for planning approval
  • monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.

Current entry requirements

Entrants require a professional qualification in architecture that will encompass an accredited degree and postgraduate qualification, and at least two years practical experience.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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