You might only be part way through your career but you still want to be in a place that offers you everything from attractive open plan offices, the best salaries, exciting projects that'll keep you learning and developing and above all progressing to the next level.
Sadly, if you live in Lancashire, you have to commute into Manchester for it. Unless you work for maybe only one or two of the dozen or so Architectural practices large enough to actually employ people.
It's a top tier Architectural business, but one that you don't have to pay an expensive train ticket to get to if you live in Preston, Wigan, Chorley, Blackpool, Blackburn, Lancaster, Clitheroe or any of the surrounding area. They've actually got onsite parking.
They've got an office that overlooks a bit of nature, they pay Manchester wages, they work on exciting High Rise, Sport and Leisure, 5 star hotels, fancy new shopping centre, big Hospitals, universities, schools and big urban design projects throughout the UK.
More than anything there's space for you to progress. You'll mainly work on the Health projects, that could mean you get to progress but cutting your teeth on small NHS extension, equally it could mean you moving up the ladder to run £30m Mental Health facility.
You'll work on other stuff too, so don't worry about being pigeon holed and getting bored, there's a huge diversity of work for you to get stuck into.
Technology they're pretty hot on too. BIM Level 2 projects come through the door more than anything else.
If you like squeezing yourself onto the train or more likely waiting in the cold in delays, or sitting in traffic for three hours a day then by all means go and get this in the big city. If you want it, close to home, all of the benefits without the headache, then this is your opportunity.