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UID/IE Apprenticeship

United in Design / Interior Educators Apprenticeship Programme

Applications are now open for the 2021 United In Design / IE Apprenticeship programme.
This competition is open to all members of the Interior Educators national subject association and is for final year graduates of all undergraduate interiors and spatial programmes.

The 2021 apprenticeship will comprise a one year paid opportunity, working in four London - based practices over the calendar year. In order to achieve our charitable aims and to address a lack of diversity within the Interior Design industry, we welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic students.

This competition is open to all members of the Interior Educators national subject association and is for final year graduates of all undergraduate interiors and spatial programmes.

The 2021 apprenticeship will comprise a one year paid opportunity, working in four London - based practices over the calendar year. In order to achieve our charitable aims and to address a lack of diversity within the Interior Design industry, we welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic students.

The award is for the most innovative, comprehensive and well communicated portfolio containing, in no more than 30 pages, a final degree studio project, and one other selected project. The portfolio should illustrate the range and depth of the entrant’s skills and their unique design approach.

The submission will present the two projects including any associated imagery, models, work, all within a 30-page PDF. This must be uploaded below, where it will be displayed and archived. Therefore, by entering the competition all students automatically agree to the use of their work in future UID/IE publicity and publications. All credits will be duly assigned.

To be considered for a placement in 2021, the application process will be open from 9th October 2020 and the deadline for all applications is 12th November 2020. Short-listed applicants may be asked to attend an informal online interview in November 2020. Two applications per member programme are allowed, co-ordinated by Programme Leaders. Prospective applicants should speak to their Programme Leader in the first instance before submitting.

Successful applicants will be informed on 27th November 2020 and placements will start on Monday 11th January 2021.

Apprentice Application form

Portfolio Judging criteria:

  • Innovation shown in the projects
  • Conceptual rigour and sophistication in research and design thinking
  • Resolution of strategy and advanced spatial organisation
  • Convincing detail and advanced material selection and application
  • Communication to a high standard
  • Challenging conceptions of the discipline of the interior

Applicant Qualities We’re Looking For:

  • A highly organised person with a passion for design
  • Ambitious with positive outlook and professional approach
  • Enthusiasm and ability to show initiative
  • Creative flair and ability to think conceptually
  • Thorough with keen eye for detail
  • Confident with administrative aspects of design
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work within any size of company

Qualifications Required:

BA Hons Graduate qualification in Interior Design or Interior Architecture