Do you think you’d enjoy a career in property, architecture and creating places, but not sure where to start?

Are you interested in buildings and cities but not sure what skills and experience you need?

Are you looking for opportunities to meet new people, develop skills and gain experience?

Will you be in year 10, 11 or 12 in the academic year 2019-20?

If yes, then the PLACED Academy is for you!

PLACED Academy is a new programme based in Liverpool to inspire the next generation of place makers from the North West about the built environment.

Our programme of fun events and professional development activities will help to develop your skills, make your CV stand out from the crowd, build your confidence and get you ready for your next steps.

You’ll be working alongside professionals including architects, planners, urban designers as well as students, giving you real insider knowledge.

You don’t need to have any particular skills, experience or knowledge – just an enthusiasm to get involved and take part.

Whether it’s college, university, apprenticeships or work experience you are interested in, PLACED will work with you to develop a bespoke programme to help get you where you want to be.

The PLACED Academy is a programme from PLACED, a social enterprise delivering creative education and engagement programmes about the built environment across the North West.

This programme would not be possible without the support and generosity of our partners, The Regenda Group and University of Liverpool School of Environmental Sciences, and our sponsors, Buttress, Frank Whittle Partnership, OMI Architects, Planit-IE, The Sheila Bird Group, ABW Architects and DTM Legal. To find out more and get involved, see the Sponsor Us page.

I learned to communicate better with other people I didn’t know, grown in confidence and had an insight into architecture. The entire experience has been great!