Ryder has recruited additional staff on the back of a string of significant UK project wins.
Thirteen new architects have been taken on to support its teams across four UK offices – Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Newcastle – bringing a mix of skills in a range of sectors to support recent significant appointments including Newcastle Freeman Hospital Cardiothoracic expansion and Thames Valley Science Park.
As the leading architect in the Sunday Times 100, Ryder prides itself on offering a range of opportunities for staff including international work experience, sabbaticals, international study trips and a “giving back” approach which provides staff time off to explore their own charitable work and to work for Ryder’s own registered charity, AzuKo.
New architectural assistant Katie Fisher has just started at the Newcastle office. She said:
“It’s a very friendly, collaborative office environment. I’m really enjoying working here and learning about all aspects of the industry from the extra continuing professional development sessions to just overhearing experienced staff conversing. Being at Ryder gives me a great opportunity to get stuck into all parts of the design process with lots of people from different design backgrounds.”
As well as recruiting, Ryder is also rewarding three of its trainees with its annual bursary prize. The Ryder Bursary is granted to trainee graduates who have shown exceptional aptitude and promise in their industry experience with Ryder.
Managing partner Mark Thompson said:
“The bursary allows us to reward exceptional graduates. Interviews are conducted by senior staff and partners. Daniel Mossman won the two year award with £7,500 per annum and commendations were awarded to Simon Ward and Rob Whalley who received vouchers for £1,000 for equipment to assist their studies.”
“It’s been such a productive time here and to have my efforts acknowledged in this way is really encouraging. During my year out with Ryder I’ve had the chance to work with my colleagues on a number of high profile design competitions, as well as across a range of sectors.”
“The Ryder Bursary is a huge help towards my studies, taking off the financial pressures of student life. Also knowing that I will be returning to Ryder after my studies is invaluable.”