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Summer Design Placement with Frame Projects

In partnership with the London Legacy Development Corporation, Frame Projects is seeking two talented and enthusiastic local students for a six-week summer work placement.


The role

This is an exciting opportunity to support students of built environment subjects to gain relevant experience, learning how our built environment is planned, designed and constructed. The placement will be paid at London Living Wage.


As a leading provider of design review services across London and the southeast, Frame Projects can offer valuable learning about the role these mechanisms have to play in the planning process, as well as a unique insight into the range of built environment professions that shape places. Quality review panels provide independent expert advice to clients, design teams and planning authorities on development proposals, while community review panels allow schemes to be informed by local expertise.

The work placement will include:

  • Learning about the principles and practice of design review.

  • Assisting with setting up a typical review meeting, including management of overall logistics and coordination of panel members.

  • Attending quality and community review meetings, including site visits, for a variety of scheme types, scales and locations.

  • Responsibility for putting together an annual report for one of our panels, including collating surveys, analysing outcomes and presenting findings.

  • InDesign training, applying Frame Project’s graphic and editorial standards.

  • Opportunities for career development through speaking with multidisciplinary built environment professionals in a series of 1:1 online meetings.

  • Meeting with Council contacts to learn about career opportunities in local government, the planning process, and benefits of design review.

  • Attending internal management meetings and helping with general office tasks.

  • Feedback to LLDC about your placement experience.

Applicant criteria

  • A recent graduate (within 2 years) of, or currently studying in year 2 or 3, a built environment related subject (such as architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, engineering or construction) at undergraduate level.

  • Students who have grown up and/or went to school or college within Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets or Newham.

  • Ambitious and engaged with a strong interest in the real-world application of design and planning.

  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude and strong communication skills.

  • Proficient in written and spoken English and eligible to work in the UK.

  • Available in person to come to our London office 17 July to 25 August 2023.

How to apply

Please fill in the application online here.

You will be asked to submit:

  • A CV (up to two sides of A4)

  • A short portfolio (maximum 5MB)

  • Your answers to a few short questions about who you are and why you are interested in the opportunity

The closing date for applications is at 16.00 on Monday 15 May.


Frame Projects is an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage qualified applicants who are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled, women and LGBTQIA+, as these groups are under-represented throughout the built environment professions.

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