If you're interested in design, construction and buildings, you might want to consider a career as an architectural and town planning technician. This role supports architects with technical assistance and design. Learn more about this role including salary expectations, required skills and more.
As an architectural and town planning technician, you'll support planners, surveyors and architects with the technical side of the design and layout of buildings, cities, towns and rural areas. You can work in either the public or private sectors for property developers, local authorities, housing groups and so on.
You'll use your creativity, logic and technical skills to build models using software and traditional drawing techniques to help your team with different architectural and town planning projects. This can be a demanding role as you'll have a variety of important tasks to complete while meeting the needs of clients. However, it can also be creative, exciting and rewarding.
Daily tasks will vary but could involve:
The average salary for an architectural and town planning technician in the UK is £25,480.
You may travel for meetings within the UK or when visiting sites. If you're working on a project overseas then you may travel internationally.
You'll mainly work from an office or construction site but there may be the option to work from home depending on what your employer decides.