Young Professionals
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Young Professionals

Gaus & Knödler Architects invest in the professional development of young professionals in a variety of ways – and thus also in their own competitiveness and the future of the entire industry. In this context, a number of further motives are also of great importance at G&K.

On the one hand, the company wants to convey the value of good architecture. This claim, which is laid down in the company’s mission statement, can be fulfilled precisely where knowledge and experience are passed on to future architecture professionals. On the other hand, Gaus & Knödler Architects want and expect young professionals and graduates to come up with unusual ideas and new perspectives – indispensable in an industry characterized by creativity and technical innovation.

Gaus & Knödler Architects offer internships for vocational and academic orientation (“Bogy”), and offer students in the relevant fields of study opportunities for pre- and post-graduate internships. More advanced students can apply at G&K for announced positions as project assistants.

Supported by experienced mentors, graduates who have completed their studies as architects already work as architects in the practical course (AiP) with a high degree of personal responsibility in all relevant fields of work. From the outset, this includes contact with specialist engineers, craftsmen, authorities, municipal decision-making bodies and – last but not least – with builders and customers.

GG&K Architects take equal care of the intermediate qualification level within the framework of dual training. Our firm is a training company recognized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), regularly offering apprenticeships in the fields of architecture (building draftsman) and office (business management assistant for office communication and office management).

In the area of higher education, Managing Director Christian Gaus maintains close contact with his former university, the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau, next to the legendary “Bauhaus”. As a network partner, he supports the university and acts as a contact person for students. Christian has also taught at the Faculty of Architecture at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands).

The management and human resources department are also present at vocational training fairs or at career conferences held by the Chamber of Architects; they report on professional practice and give interested visitors tips for training, degree courses, applications and a subsequent career entry.

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