Experts will provide guidance for young professionals on how to find a job and manage their careers

The RIBA has launched a career advice service for architects. Experts from the creative industries and some of the leading UK architects will be on offer to give young aspiring architects and creative professionals tips for career success.

The RIBA Perspectives guidance is part of a package of new tools and resources free for associate members.

Jamie Oliver’s brand guru Bryan Edmondson of communications agency SEA, entrepreneur Rob Hamilton of property company Instant, and Mark Blayney Stuart of the Chartered Institute of Marketing are amongst the experts who have provided guidance for young professionals on how to find a job, manage finances, marketing, business planning and how to sell your creative ideas.

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The support package will include ‘talking heads’, a series of filmed interviews with top architects including Ken Shuttleworth, Barbara Weiss, Lee Polisano and Joanna Van Heyningen discussing the ins and outs of managing a career in architecture and the creative industries.

Other benefits include ‘resume’, an exclusive app specifically designed for creative and architectural job-hunting and helping to strengthen that all important CV.

Stephen Hodder, RIBA vice president of membership, said: “The job market for young architects and creatives remains tough and unpredictable; they are amongst the most vulnerable people within the industry.

“This new suite of tools developed for RIBA Associate Members responds to this challenging time; it is designed to convey essential knowledge to support the transition from an education environment to that of practice. I urge anyone who wants to push ahead in the profession to take a look at the rich material on offer.”

 To see a taster of the films with architects and guides visit RIBA Perspectives.