Student Mentoring

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.

An effective way to do this is to benefit from a mentoring programme with an established design professional. At SBID we foster and encourage a culture of mentoring in a number of ways.

Employers usually seek applicants with creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of the production process for interior design in the residential sector and/or the nine competitive contract sectors of design SBID have identified.

We are the UK representative within the European Council of Interior Architects (registered in Brussels) which is made up of 17 member nations. As the ECIA’s second largest member organisation (after Germany), SBID is 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.

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 (GM2TT). Winners of this annual design competition benefit from an annual 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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