Promoting careers to architects of the future in Wales

Young people are our future and we're very proud to be helping inspire the next generation of architects and associated archtectural, building design and consultancy professionals by taking part in the Powys Careers Fair.

The event, being held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, attracts hundreds of young people from schools and colleges throughout Powys.

Richard Lewis, an architect at Hughes Architects, attended the event today (Wednesday, 8 March).

"It's always inspiring to see the enthusiasm of young people considering a career in architecture. We already have a strong community ethos at Hughes Architects and this is one way of promoting such careers as an opportunity in the area.

"Quite often in areas such as rural Wales, young people think job opportuniries and professional careers are limited. But that's not the case. It would be good to see those who head off to university return to the area to start and progress their careers," said Richard.

It is the first Powys Careers Festival organised by Positive Pathways Powys. Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM,  officially opened the event.

“We are expecting some 1,500 Year 10 and Year 12 pupils from high schools across Powys as well as students from the NPTC Group of Colleges to attend during the day,” said a spokesperson from Powys County Council.

Hughes Architects is currently recruiting architects. architectural technicians and CAD designers for its offices at Newtown and Welshpool in Powys, Aberystwyth in Ceredigion and Cardiff.

The company provides a range of building design and planning services, acting as planning consultants for developers, landowners, housing association, local authorities and individuals.

More details about career and job opportunities at Hughes Architects can be found by clicking here.

Photo: Architect Richard Lewis at the Powys Careers Fair