Moving back home to work in Northern Ireland

Pearse McCann joined White Ink Architects in 2017 having spent 6 years in Australia where he gained experience on high profile large-scale projects across the healthcare, education and justice sectors and developed his knowledge and experience of Revit/BIM by working almost exclusively in Revit.

Here he shares his tips on making the move back to N.Ireland …

The pull of being with family and raising our two children in the same community and schools that we had growing up, were the main deciding factors to return home. Employment opportunities seemed to be improving in N.Ireland and I really wanted to complete my professional training and progress my career as an architect.

Undertake research on potential firms. Chat with friends​.

After doing some research and speaking with friends working in the industry in N.Ireland, it very quickly became clear to me that White Ink would be a great place to work.

Minimise travel – Arrange interviews by Skype.

Following an interview by skype, I was offered and accepted a job with White Ink as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant. From early discussions with the Directors it was clear to me that White Ink is very focussed on advancing the use of BIM and places significant importance on staff growth and development to help staff to attain personal goals.

Secure a job before making the move.

It’s a daunting task for anyone and a huge decision to make but securing a job with White Ink before making the physical move made the transition a lot easier.

Pearse and his family are now happily settled back home.

I recently passed the ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture’ – fully qualifying as an Architect. I’m an integral member of the White Ink team and I’m delivering The Denizen – a £36m residential scheme in London.

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