The Coach: ‘I would like not to have to travel so much’

Careers expert Matthew Turner advises an architect looking to focus more on UK work
Written on 2/27/19

I have worked for a number of London firms over the past years, and I am ready to move on from the current practice I work for. However, all my experience is overseas, I have no post-Part 3 UK experience, despite being British and based here. Regular overseas trips were fine, but due to now having two small children, I would now like to be fully London-based, and not to have to travel so much. How do I present myself?

London is an unusual place in terms of architectural job market, in that the dynamism and internationalism of the firms based there can mean a long career is possible with little professional contact with the actual country itself. That can pose a challenge with respect to demonstrating your transferability.

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