Built Environment Sector Guide
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  • The built environment refers to human-made infrastructure, as opposed to the natural environment.
  • This includes the physical spaces in which we live and work – from housing and other forms of buildings such as offices, hospitals and schools; to transportation systems, parks, utility networks, and more.
  • Working in the built environment sector involves designing, constructing and maintaining the places which we use and frequent on a day-to-day basis.
  • It is a large, diverse and exciting industry that provides endless opportunities to change and improve the world around us.
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Built Environment – Civil Engineering
Sponsored by Arup
  • Arup is a global firm of designers, engineers, planners and consultants who provide a range of professional services.
  • Its people have a significant influence on the built environment – the man-made surroundings that we live, work and relax in on a daily basis.
  • They are the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative projects, from the Sydney Opera House to Millennium Bridge.
  • Every year, Arup recruits hundreds of undergraduates and graduates into areas such as Construction, Transport, Energy and Environment.

Arup Hub on Gradcracker

In our webinar with Arup, we gained some really valuable insights into the company and, in particular, its application process. On Arup’s hub, you can watch the full webinar, or shorter clips on specific topics – such as interviews and preparing for your first day.

Shape a better world

You might want to find out more about the types of projects you could be working on. On Arup’s hub, you can browse some of their most exciting and high-profile projects – from a waterfront park in New York City, to a $5bn renewable energy deal.

Develop a specialism of your own

You can also learn more about what’s on offer for Arup graduates, including the Company’s Graduate Total Reward Package and its various career development opportunities.

If you want to get your foot on the career ladder while making a difference to the world around you, Arup is the perfect place to start.

Visit the Arup Hub
Built Environment – Engineering Consultancy
Sponsored by Cundall
  • Cundall is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy which oversees building projects from beginning to end.
  • It works closely with clients and architects across the built environment industry to change the world around us for the better.
  • The company’s diverse and creative team creates solutions for clients in a range of sectors – from Aviation to Healthcare, Rail, Government, Retail and many more. These solutions create real, long-lasting change.
  • The world’s first consultancy to be endorsed as a one planet company by sustainability charity Bioregional, Cundall is recognised as a leader in sustainability.

Cundall Hub on Gradcracker

During our webinar with Cundall, we heard about some of the exciting projects that its graduates have been involved in – designing cities, data centres and net-zero carbon skyscrapers. Watch the Gradcracker/Cundall webinar on their hub to find out more.

Leave a positive legacy

You can find out more about Cundall’s impact on the environment on their ‘Sustainability’ page. Here, you can delve deeper into the ways in which Cundall maintains its position as a sustainability leader across its projects and its workplaces.

A company of creative thinkers

Their ‘Grad Testimonials’ page is really useful for those who are thinking about joining Cundall’s community. Discover its graduates’ first impressions of the business and find out what they worked on during their first month.

Cundall is committed to developing its people, and views students and graduates as the future of the business and the key to its continued and long-term growth. If you’re a creative thinker, you could help Cundall transform the built environment.

Visit the Cundall Hub
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