Charlie has five years industry experience working as an architectural technician. He is currently studying Building Surveying part time at the University of The West of England. Previously he completed an apprenticeship at a RIBA chartered practice. Studies throughout his apprenticeship entailed completing a college course and acquiring a HNC in construction at Birmingham City University. In this role he obtained both academic knowledge and hands-on experience. Throughout his career he has worked in the residential and commercial sector.
What is your Sheldon Bosley Knight job title and where are you based?
I am Sheldon Bosley Knight’s senior architectural technician based at Stratford-upon-Avon.
What is your role and what does your job entail? Is there a typical day?
As an architectural technician my job entails producing measured surveys, designing concept proposals and understanding the planning potential of any given project or proposal. On a typical day I update clients on project progress, work on drawings, am involved in site meetings and measured building surveys.
What did you do before this job? Which company and how long were you there?
Previously I worked at Poole Phillips as an architect technician. I joined at 18 years old and studied at college/university part time (one day a week).
How did you get into the property industry and how long have you worked within it?
I have always had an interest in architecture – all my art projects at school were of buildings, so it seemed a natural thing to join an architects’ firm when I left school.
What attracted you to working for Sheldon Bosley Knight?
I admired the wide range of sectors covered within Sheldon Bosley Knight and the integration of how they can work together. I was also excited about the range of developments the architecture and planning team is involved in. Meeting Dan (Jackson, Sheldon Bosley Knight’s co-owner) during my interview and learning about the constant growth of the company, gave me confidence the role was a brilliant opportunity for me and a great business to be a part of.
What’s the best bit about your job?
Interacting with clients to find design resolutions when facing challenging constraints.
What qualifications or training do you need to do this job?
Taking part in an apprenticeship scheme allowed me to develop academic knowledge alongside working practically in a practice.
What motivates you to work hard?
It is rewarding and hugely satisfying to deliver the client’s goals.
What are your own career goals?
I’m currently studying building surveying at the University of the West of England one day a week. My goal is to become a charted building surveyor in the near future.
What do you do when you are not at work?
I enjoy walking, paddle boarding, gigs, festivals, and socialising with friends in my free time.
What is the best piece of career advice you have ever been given?
Keep learning and stay curious.