PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT PROGRAMME
We offer placements to public organisations that share our ambitions and can demonstrate a commitment to the programme at a senior level.
HOW IT WORKS
We recruit and select talented, motivated and experienced built environment practitioners - Associates - who want to work for the public good. They bring diverse skills and backgrounds to fixed-term placements in progressive Authorities. Unlike agencies, we want to see our Associates stay on in their Authorities, we want to embed learning within organisations and champion public service as a career.
WHO CAN HOST AN ASSOCIATE
We place Associates in local or city authority, combined authorities, development corporations or publicly-led delivery vehicles, hospitals and other public bodies. Expressions of interest are welcomed from individual Authorities, from groups of more than one Authority and from individual Authorities who wish to apply for more than one role.
WHY JOIN PUBLIC PRACTICE
We offer a cost-effective route for Authorities to access high-quality built environment and additional expertise. As a not-for-profit our placements are an affordable alternative to recruiting through private agencies and our R&D programme helps prepare Associates for working within local government. In addition, if you choose to keep an Associate on beyond the end of their placement we do not charge a retention fee.