Architectural assistants are usually trainee architects who have completed at least part I of their architecture qualification, having an undergraduate degree level qualification and need professional experience.
An employee will specify if they require an assistant with a part I or part II qualification and whether they require previous experience in a specific sector.
Although an architectural assistant is not yet an architect, they are sometimes entrusted with similar responsibilities, helping a project architect with every aspect of a scheme.
They can be employed to assist on a single project or to work as a full-time member of staff and can be paid by the hourly or on a yearly salary.
Hourly rates for an assistant architect can range from £12 to £24 per hour and yearly salaries range from £16,000 to £32,000 depending on experience.