Exposure to the workplace environment bridges the gap between classroom learning and the real workplace. Every year Lead8 provides internship opportunities to support the growth of the next generation.
This summer, design students from Westminister University in the UK, Bartlett School of Architecture in London, University of Edinburgh, University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Kellett School, joined our Hong Kong studio to develop hands-on design experience and explore the day-to-day life of architects and designers.
Internships and work experience placements allow students to transform academic knowledge into professional skills and boost their creative and personal confidence. Throughout the work placement period, the students worked alongside our leaders in real life projects, participated in weekly design reviews and explored a mix of assignments that equip them with practical design skills. From sketches, concept development to model building, they cultivated project experience and interpersonal skills, as well as getting a glimpse of a real world studio environment.
Lead8 truly believe in the importance of nurturing the future generation. In addition to internships and work experience opportunities, we have recently launched a new study trip programme to enable our younger ‘leaders’ to explore the design world outside the of the studio environment. More importantly, it aims to broaden their horizons, enrich their knowledge and in turn translate them into innovative design thinkers.
We look forward to continuing our mentorship and coaching with the next breed of ‘leaders’ over the coming years; providing them with the opportunity to look beyond the textbook and test out the endless possibilities in design.