A new survey has found that some of the most popular architecture apprentices in Australia are those who have already been doing interior design for a living.
Key points:The survey looked at the work done by architects from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China and IndiaThe survey found that architects in the US, UK and Canada had the most successful apprenticeship careersThe survey also looked at career choices for interior design students in the UK and South AfricaThe survey, conducted by the Architectural and Transport Institute (ATI), found that, across all countries surveyed, the most likely way to get into the interior design industry was by working with an experienced architect.
In the UK, which has the highest rate of graduates with an interior design degree in the world, the survey found the highest level of success in the field for architects.
In contrast, in South Africa the best career choice was to work with an established interior designer.
A survey of the best interior design apprenticeships for the US found that in the states of California and Arizona, where the highest proportion of graduates were with an architect background, the highest number of apprenticeship degrees were in interior design.
However, in the cities of New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., there were also more apprenticeship positions for architects than for any other occupation.
The survey of interior design and architecture graduates in Australia found that a higher proportion of Australians are working in interior architecture than any other profession.
The survey included more than 6,500 graduates across all levels of experience and occupations, including from the public and private sector.
Among those who had completed their undergraduate education in the arts, the majority of those surveyed had either worked as an artist, designer or designer.
In particular, the largest number of architects were in the public sector.
However, the proportion of students who had been in the architecture profession for more than 10 years was less than half the proportion in the construction industry, at 7.3 per cent.
“As architects we have been trained to be very focused on the client, on the project and on the visualisation of the experience, so it’s very important to learn to do that,” said Professor Mark Schmitz, one of the study’s authors.
For the survey, the institute recruited an online survey platform and trained more than 400 survey respondents to conduct the survey.
Many of the respondents were asked about their experiences working as a student and architect and the degree they had obtained, among other things.
Some of the more popular survey responses included:The average age of a student was 25 years old, and most of them had completed a bachelor degree in architecture, which was the second most common degree level.
They were also in the second highest income bracket, at $90,000.
Another study published earlier this year by the National Architectural Association (NAA) found that Australians were the most educated people in the OECD and ranked eighth in the United States in terms of education.
Professor SchmitZ said that the survey had provided important data for the construction and interior design industries, as they had found that many students had completed an undergraduate degree in a related field.
If they were still learning the trade after their first year of studies, they would be more likely to be in a better position to progress, he said.
“The apprenticeship programme can help them in that regard,” he said of apprenticeships.
More on educationThe survey did not look at the number of students completing their degree, but it did find that the average number of years of experience in the industry was lower than the industry average.
About one in five respondents said they had completed at least three years in the profession, and the average completion time was about four years.
Other occupations in the survey were engineering, manufacturing, food and beverage, healthcare, social work, information technology, management, administration, business management, management and finance, accounting and legal, accounting, public administration, administrative, marketing and public relations, information systems, and retail and wholesale trade.