RIAI OPW Architectural Graduate Training Scheme

The programme, sponsored by the Office of Public Works, is designed for recent graduates with a recognised qualification in architecture, and is an opportunity to obtain practical work experience for three years to prepare for the Professional Practice Examinations.

The training scheme will have places with starting dates from Autumn 2017. The selection process will be shortlisting for competitive interview.

Architectural placements, in the Office of Public Works, Trim, Co. Meath or 52 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin 2 (or other OPW Offices as may be required) will be for 36 months only, at a salary of €30,000 per annum.

The Office of Public Works provides a wide range of architectural services and has an important role in the conservation and protection of our architectural heritage. The OPW provides a multi-disciplinary service and delivers a wide range of projects, including major restoration and refurbishment projects for historic properties and cultural institutions, office accommodation for Government Departments and other agencies, Garda stations, prisons, social welfare offices etc. Further information in relation to the OPW is available at www.opw.ie


Testimonial from Former Architectural Graduate on the RIAI / OPW Training Scheme

“My three years in the RIAI graduate scheme in OPW has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I was fortunate to be involved in a wide range of projects and various stages of projects, including feasibility studies, design, tender preparation, and on-site experience. It was an enriching learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to develop important skills and knowledge which were necessary in my preparation for the Professional Practice Diploma and for a career as an Architect. The support provided to the Graduates during their studies is second to none and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the placement to anyone considering taking this opportunity.”


Download the Application Form.


Queries in relation to this should be referred to Clare Finglas, RIAI, 8, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Tel. (01) 676 1703, E-mail cfinglas@riai.ie


The Deadline for Return of Application forms is: 10am on Friday 25th August 2017.