How has the hung parliament affected architectural jobs?

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With Labour making big gains and the Conservatives losing their majority, the political landscape looks far from certain. This would usually result in nervousness within the architectural market and a slowdown in recruitment. There is, however, a sense that practices are getting used to this uncertainty and rather than trying to predict 2 years ahead, are focussing on what their businesses need now. For practices working on large scale residential and the Private Rented Sectors, the urgency is very much for Architects with around 3-5 years post part 3 and strong Revit experience. One of our clients is currently looking for more than 10 such people and expanding rapidly. Also looking at jobs being advertised, encouragingly the number of roles for architectural assistants has recently reached it's highest figure for 2017.

Overall the rapid expansion in the residential sector has been offset by some of the larger practices like Foster and Partners making redundancies. Although they still topped the AJ100, the number of ARB-registered or equivalent architects on its books reduced from 407 to 383.

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