Our people are empowered to thrive in all that they do. If you want a career with purpose, in a collaborative environment, we’d love to hear from you.

Careers at AEW

We’re committed to providing a great experience whilst at AEW. You’ll be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team driven by innovation and collaboration, we are committed to creating an open working environment and supporting diversity and inclusion. We inspire our people to thrive, grow and develop.

Our Culture

Our people are our culture. They are at the heart of everything we do. We work together, support one another and provide an inclusive environment. This cultivates creativity and fosters collaboration – in turn, creating a shared sense of purpose.

Meet The Directors

Phil Hepworth


Danielle Purves


Andy Rainford

Managing Director

Colin Savage

Commercial Director


We believe that careers are not just about jobs, they are about pursuing passions and creating meaningful contributions to the built environment and the communities in which we live. We ensure that our offer allows our people to achieve their full potential and build fulfilling, long-term careers.

  • Wellbeing and Work-Life Balance
    Our ‘People First’ ethos is at the heart of our approach. We understand that our team may face and need support to overcome various challenges througout their career and provide resources to help in a holistic way. We support physical, mental and financial wellbeing and provide ongoing wellbeing training. At all times, we maintain an environment that is nurturing and evolving to the needs of our team.
  • Benefits and Recognition
    We provide a wide range of benefits from flexible and hybrid working, to enhanced maternity and paternity to quarterly practice social events. We also provide sabbaticals and increased holiday days for length of service. We regularly review our benefits with the team to ensure that what we offer is wanted by, and beneficial to, them.
  • Ongoing Professional Development
    We support the professional development of our team in various ways. These rage from structured CPD and student pledges to mentoring programmes and coaching - providing a well-rounded approach. We also support innovative routes into the industry such as Degree Apprenticeships. Importantly, we commit to the growth and development of our people throughout their career.
  • Equality & Diversity
    We welcome everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We value, celebrate and embrace a diverse workforce and have signed up to the RIBA Inclusion Charter. Led by our EDI team, we ensure that the environment we create for our people is one where everyone is treated equally and with respect. Embracing diversity provides different approaches and solutions and reflects the world in which we live and work.
Team Testimonial
Current Opportunities
Organisation Mix Interiors
Year 2023
Award 30 Under 30, Listed
Scheme -
Interior Designer Kate Bond was named in Mix Interior’s “30 Under 30: Class of 2023”. The respected list recognised the trailblazers from commercial interior design and architecture nationwide
Organisation The Sunday Times
Year 2023
Award Best Places to Work, Listed
Scheme -
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list honours and celebrates Britain's top employers and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers and wellbeing.
Organisation Architects Journal
Year 2023
Award AJ100, Listed
Scheme -
The AJ100 celebrates the UK’s most innovative, ambitious and successful architectural practices, based on the number of qualified architects employed. This was the first time AEW joined the list of the largest practices in the UK.
Organisation Architects Journal
Year 2023
Award AJ100 New Member of the Year, Finalist
Scheme -
The New Member of the Year award is eligible to new entrants to the AJ100 list and those appearing for the first time in five years. Being shortlisted for the newcomer award was recognition of our business success and the quality of work.
Organisation Northern Housing Awards
Year 2023
Award Regeneration of the Year, Winner
Scheme Sale West
The Northern Housing Awards focus on the individuals and organisations who make it their mission to improve homes and communities in the north. It was great to see the delivery of high quality, sustainable homes at Sale West for Irwell Valley Homes recognised in this way.
Organisation Insider North West Property Awards
Year 2023
Award Purpose-led Innovation, Finalist
Scheme Glass Futures, St Helens
The aim of these awards is to celebrate the property industry in the North West. We are proud to have acted as Architect for the Glass Futures development and were delighted to see it recognised with this nomination.
Organisation Chartered Institute of Architectural technologists (CIAT)
Accreditation / Membership CIAT Chartered Practice, Chartered
Organisation B Lab
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership B Corp, Certified
Organisation UK Green Building Council
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership UKGBC, Member
Organisation Investors in People
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership We invest in Wellbeing, Gold
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Organisation Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Accreditation / Membership RIBA Inclusion Charter, Signatory
Organisation Constructionline
Year 2023
Accreditation / Membership Gold, Member
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