Graduate Opportunity

Your Career

Any career is a journey. That journey at Arup is made more varied and rewarding by giving you the opportunity to help make positive change in the world. You will work in a rich culture that is naturally curious and always stimulating. The projects and places your journey takes you to are in your hands. We provide the right clients, questions and tools to take you there.

Work should not be just a means to an end. With the right environment, it can be an endlessly stimulating, surprising and fulfilling endeavour. We set out to create that environment: a place where you can exercise and explore your talent. Of course we respect your work/life balance: only happy people produce great work and happy clients. But we also make huge efforts to build and fuel a stimulating work culture where you can collaborate on challenging issues and projects to create a lasting and positive difference.

After a two day Induction Programme, our Graduates enter a Skills Week to equip them with the technical and soft skills required to get started in a career with Arup. Following that, most training and development will take place on live projects, as you work with real clients from the day you join. This level of responsibility means we seek Graduates that have great communication skills and are curious, passionate, motivated and technically excellent in their chosen discipline.

Services provided

Arup provides services that cover every stage of the design and build process. It is typical for several of these services to be employed during the course of one project. These include:

  • Building design - designing the foundations and skeleton of a building, as well as its active systems.
  • Infrastructure design - designing physical structures such as airports, bridges, and highways, as well as structures for the maritime, rail, tunnelling and water sectors.
  • Specialist technical services - these are often integrated with the design process. Services include fire and wind engineering, hydrogeology, lighting and acoustics design, as well as consultancy in fluid dynamics, materials, and communications and technology in the built environment.
  • Management consulting - offering advisory services to public and private sector clients in project management, facilities management, sustainability consulting, operations consulting (helping clients to simplify business processes and reduce waste) and transaction advice (enabling clients to receive returns from their property investments).
  • Advanced technology and research - providing solutions to complex engineering problems and alternative design strategies in areas that include movable structures, nuclear packaging and transportation, sustainable transport and wind, vibration and seismic engineering.
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