Your first five days

Our Welcome Event is in keeping with our career development: you make it your own. All graduates are expected to attend the week-long Welcome Event in September.

It’s a residential event with all graduates across the UKMEA region. You’ll learn more about Arup, our values, how we work and meet key leaders of our business. And you’ll learn the ‘hard’ things, like specialist technical knowledge and the ‘soft’ skills, like communication.

You’ll also start to build your network, meeting Arup leaders, and hearing from previous graduates. We know starting a new role can be daunting. So here’s some advice from graduates who’ve been there and done that.

"On my first day I started work on HS2. I was honestly quite nervous about how I would fit in, but my fears were soon put to rest. There is always someone to ask and Arup provides all the relevant training. So you don’t have to worry about what you don’t know. You just have to be willing to learn!"

Vongai Makamure, Highways Graduate

"I worked on a multi-million pound project from day one and by the end of  the third week I was sending my own work to clients. The responsibility laid at my feet was fantastic. Senior colleagues and my peers genuinely value what I have to say. And the calibre of people I’ve met has been first class: they’re switched on, and a great laugh."

Jack Huggins, Water Graduate