If for some reason you choose not to, or are unable to, secure a post-Part 1 placement, there are alternative options.
Responding to the 2009 recession, ARCHAOS and RIBA published documents outlining some of these alternatives. Although the recovering UK job market is not as grim as when these were published, the options that they mention could be worth considering, including working in construction, taking on voluntary work, or using your time to improve on important skills such as CAD.
- ARCHAOS – The Year Out: Dealing with a Recession
- RIBA – Recession proofing for students (PDF: 68KB)
- ArchiGRAD – project supporting unemployed and underemployed North East-based architecture graduates by offering opportunities to develop professional skills and experience on a voluntary basis.