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We know that in order to forge a successful commercial career in the creative industries, student designers must bridge the gap between learning and earning.

SBID can help students do this by linking them with an Accredited design professional as a mentor.

Employers usually seek applicants with creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of the production process for interior design in the residential or commercial sectors.

We are the UK representative within the European Council of Interior Architects (registered in Brussels) which is made up of 19 member nations. As the second largest member organisation (after Germany) to the ECIA, we provide a unique conduit for education exchange between the UK and the rest of Europe. This relationship supports graduates to follow a route to employment through mentoring placements.

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Mentoring supports and advances education and training in the profession of interior design.

We also provide mentoring opportunities through our student competition Get Me 2 The Top. Winners of this annual design competition benefit from a year-long virtual mentorship with a leading design agency, architectural firm or manufacturer.

To find out more about providing mentoring for a student designer, please contact us

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Supporting interior design initiatives in education.

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Supporting recognised interior design qualifications through university recognition.

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Supporting Interior Design with student competitions to help forge successful careers in design.

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