We consistently secure exciting and challenging design projects throughout the UK, Europe and the international arena. Our creative design and trusted technical delivery is rewarded with an excellent reputation and recognised through award-winning projects. Our studio ethos of seeking design excellence is enhanced by the knowledge exchange across our European and international studios and through the diversity of our employees.
We are a people-orientated practice working within a collaborative studio ethos whereby we nurture the talent and skills of our employees to reach their full potential. Our career path has opportunities for career growth and promotion through design, technical focus, management, specialism and project delivery avenues.
We support ambition by offering training, CPD and career development opportunities and through contributions for continuing professional study. To be considered, you must be talented and ambitious with a passion for seeking excellence in your work and professional career. You will need to be proactive, flexible and enthusiastic, and communicate well within a team.
We celebrate and reward success with competitive salaries and a benefits package. We are an equal opportunities employer.
If you are interested in an opportunity to join us please contact Human Resources by email attaching a copy of your CV and portfolio.
Students and Graduates
Each year we offer career opportunities to RIBA Part I and Part II students and graduates. Our graduate programme also provides financial bursaries and CPD support to assist progression to RIBA Part III architectural or equivalent professional qualifications.
Data Privacy Notice
Aukett Swanke Group (ASG) and its ‘affiliates’ (Aukett Swanke Ltd, Veretec Ltd “The Company”, “The Practice”, “we”, “us”, “our”, and any other Group entity) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through its compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations.
As part of any recruitment process ASG collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants and candidates. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations.
What information does the Practice collect?
In order to run a fair and consistent recruitment process the Practice requires certain personal data about you. This includes:
- your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number
- details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history
- information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements
- whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process
- information about your entitlement to work in the UK; and
The Practice may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in CVs or portfolios, or obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment, or online tests, such as KnowledgeSmart (Revit testing) or psychometric tests.
On occasion the Practice may also need to collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers, or where applicable information from criminal records checks. The organisation will seek information from third parties only once a job offer has been made to you and accepted by you specifically and will inform you that it is doing so.
Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your paper application record, in email or outlook calendars and paper files on occasions and particularly when you have been selected for interview.
Why does the Practice process this personal data?
The Practice needs to process your personal data prior to the possibility of entering into an employment contract with you.
In some cases, the Practice needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, we are required to check a successful candidate's eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
The Practice has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate's suitability for employment and decide on offering the position to the best candidate for the role.
The Practice may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against any legal claims.
The Practice may ask candidates to provide information about a disability or disabilities which may be necessary for reasonable adjustments to be considered when visiting the Practice, for signing in the visitors register or accessing the building for example. This is to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
If your application is unsuccessful, the organisation will keep your personal data on file for 3 months in case there are future employment opportunities for which you may be suited. If the Company should need to retain your information for longer the Company will seek to gain your consent to do so. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing email@example.com
Who has access to data?
Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment process. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers, and managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.
The Practice will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The Practice will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.
We will not share your personal data with countries outside of the EU unless required to obtain references from former employers based outside of the EU and where that organisation can provide evidence of compliance with the conditions under the GDPR legislation.
How does the organisation protect data?
The Practice takes the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by authorised employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Job applications received via email are held securely on our email server, and only made available to the appropriate authorised employees to perform their duties, for example HR and/or the hiring manager. If an email is deleted it is held for 14 days on the server before it is purged from the system. We also backup the mailbox that received the application securely.
Applications are received in a dedicated recruitment email inbox and also stored in a secure location on the network accessible by the Head of HR and hiring managers only so that applications are not emailed unnecessarily. All data access is strictly controlled using the least access privilege approach and in addition, we have deployed a number of systems to ensure your data remains safe via our Cyber Security Strategy.
For how long does the organisation keep data?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, we will hold your data on file for six months in case there are future employment opportunities for which we think you may be suited. You are free to withdraw your consent to retain your application on file at any time. At the end of that period or once you withdraw your consent your data will be deleted or destroyed.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The basis and periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new employee privacy notice.
As an applicant and data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
- request access and obtain a copy of your data
- require the Practice to change incorrect or incomplete data
- require the Practice to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing recruitment for a relevant position
- object to the processing of your data where the Practice is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing
If you believe that the Practice has not complied with your data protection rights or you would like to exercise any of these rights, please take it up with our internal data protection coordinator by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you remain unsatisfied and you feel that your rights are still compromised you can complain to the Information Commissioners Officer.
What if you do not provide personal data?
You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide your personal data. However, if you do not provide the information for the purposes of recruitment then the Practice will not be able to process your application.
Our recruitment processes are not based solely on automated decision-making.
Data Breaches and reporting
If it becomes apparent that a potential data breach has occurred, the Company will endeavour to report this to the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of the data breach. This will be the case if the data breach is likely to result in damage to a person’s reputation, financial loss, loss of confidentiality, or major financial or social disadvantage. If the breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of the data subject the Company will also contact the data subject without undue delay.
Data breaches will be reported to the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) by the data protection coordinator who will make every effort to call the dedicated personal data breach helpline on 0303 123 1113 as soon as he becomes aware of the breach.