Why HNW?

At HNW we pride ourselves on that fact that a number of our staff have come right through the Practice having started as a Year Out student before returning to University and then coming back to HNW to continue to build on the experiences, relationships and ambitions they developed earlier.


We have a strong belief that it is our 'people' that make us the successful practice we are. If you are interested in joining us to deliver our vision of a better, lasting and sustainable social legacy by our influence on: People, Spaces, Landscapes & Environments to live, learn, work & play, then get in touch.


We are a very approachable and supportive Practice with a strong social side including sports, practice meals, cakes (lots of cakes) and evenings out. We also offer a structured and carefully selected programme where each student is given a personal mentor to help with specific tasks and engage directly with you. Your mentor will also help you complete your PEDR’s.


As a Part I student you should expect to be involved in a wide range of topics and project workstages to help broaden your experiences, as well as being involved in exciting design schemes and drawings. As a Part II student we will develop on these experiences and work towards your Part III qualification with you. Every student will cover topics including the RIBA Workstages, Planning Processes, Procurement Options, Sustainability/BREEAM, Appointments, Health & Safety, Practice Management, Building Regulations, Deadlines, Site Visits and Project Continuity.


It is for these reasons that we believe we offer an excellent opportunity for you post University, but don’t just take our word for it. Click the links and images below to read experiences and reviews from our previous Part I, II and III students and see for yourself:

Previous Students

Scrollover the images below to read the experiences gained by our previous Part 1,2 and 3 students, alternatively click their names to download a PDF record of their Year Out experience.

Current Opportunities

At HNW Architects, we are fortunate to have an exciting and expanding workload with significant projects across a number of sectors including;

- Education
- Residential
- Commercial
- Industrial
- Leisure
- Masterplanning

From our office in Chichester, West Sussex, we are currently seeking enthusiastic, talented and committed Part I and Part II students to come and join our team to continue their professional development.

To apply please forward your application and CV to Georgina Ketley.

Student Posts:

Gaining my Part 3 Experience at HNW (James Howells)

I joined HNW seeking exposure to the world of construction and Architecture. Having spent 1.5 years in a small domestic office, I found I needed to experience the wider scale of Architecture. HNW has given me a fantastic level of experience in larger design teams, working on complex and challenging projects of a variety of size and type – Educational, Residental and Community. As I... read more »

Part I and Part II Student Opportunities

We are currently seeking enthusiastic, talented and committed Part I and Part II students to come and join our team to continue their professional development.     To apply forward your application and CV directly to us. We look forward to hearing from you.  read more »