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Trainee Architectural Technician - 17225

13 May 2019


3 month trial to permanent contract 


Starting salary £8,000 per annum (£18,000 - £36,000 after qualification)


Yeoman McAllister Architects have developed into one of the major architectural practices in Scotland and have built up an extensive portfolio of high quality, award winning design and a recognised reputation for efficient performance in all aspects of our professional service. We are based in a small open plan Design Studio on the edge of the Water of Leith at Roseburn in Edinburgh.  We have employed a number of trainees over the past few years who are successfully progressing through the company.

Work Environment:

You will be working as part of a small team.  Your job will be mostly office based; however, you will have outdoor duties from time to time.  Our working hours are 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4pm on Friday with an unpaid 45 minute lunch break between 1pm and 1.45pm.

What might a day look like in this job?

  • General office duties
  • Survey of existing buildings
  • Preparation of survey information into drawn format
  • Assisting colleagues with the preparation of feasibility designs
  • Planning applications and building warrant drawings including the detailing of construction etc.

What will I learn?

As part of your training, you will learn on the job skills while working in the office and you will undertake day release study, firstly for an NC in Built Environment and then an HNC in Architectural Technology.  You will submit planning and building warrants then progress from submission of small to medium sized projects to large sized multi million pound projects. 

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • National 5 or equivalent in Maths and English - plus a minimum of 2 additional qualifications that are complementary (eg Craft, Design and Technology)
  • An interest in the art of drawing and construction with a keen eye for detail
  • A desire to learn new skills with a flexible "can do" attitude and core moral values such as honesty, trustworthiness and reliability.

Closing Date:

Friday 14 June.