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Assistant Landscape Architect Industrial Placement

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About us 

At Arup, we design and deliver ground breaking and iconic projects through our work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services. Independent in ownership and spirit, we're a global firm of designers, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world. Arup provides an integrated approach and delivers sustainable solutions to the design of cities and complex urban and rural environments. We are a team of landscape architects, GIS, digital and visualisation experts working on a variety of projects across the world. Our network of landscape teams in the UK includes London, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle and Solihull, with overseas teams in New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai. We are differentiated from our competitors by our ability to combine skills to solve particularly complex or unusual problems and help our clients to create an integrated vision with a full commitment to develop successful and sustainable places.

With a well-established landscape architecture business, we offer our clients a full range of services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Masterplanning.
  • Concept design through to detailed design and construction.
  • Visualisations/3D Modelling.
  • Design guidelines and best practice.
  • Feasibility studies and area strategies.
  • Strategic planning, assessment and policy review .
  • Our landscape architecture teams work side by side with a wide range of Arup's other specialist disciplines, including urban design, architecture, ecology, town planning, sustainability experts, engineering, cost consulting and project management.

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About the role

We're currently looking for Industrial Placement to join our award-winning landscape architecture team in London for 11-12 months starting in August or September 2019. This is an opportunity for you to work alongside an unrivalled community of experts, on active projects while gaining practical experience of working in a multi-disciplinary consultancy. In return, you'll help us deliver effective and professional services in one or more of a wide range of sectors for varied and high-profile clients.

During your summer placement with us your typical day to day responsibilities could include;

  • Assisting design work.
  • Assisting in the preparation of construction drawings.
  • Assisting in the preparation of masterplan graphics.
  • Assisting in the preparation of clear and concise reports.
  • Site Surveys.
  • Planning your workload so that you can deliver on time or ahead of target.

What do we look for?

Ideally you will currently be in your penultimate year of study looking to enter graduate employment in September 2020, however, we will consider students/graduates at any stage of your education.

We're looking for people with a passion for design, curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) the landscape architecture industry and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you. We're looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:


  • Currently studying towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in landscape architecture/design/planning/management/restoration, architecture, geography, horticulture, garden design, urban design, environmental science or environmental conservation.
  • We would also welcome applications from those about to start a Post Graduate Diploma qualification in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Management.


  • Ability to share ideas through sketching and hand drawing.
  • Awareness of LVIA and how it influences a project.
  • A working knowledge of; AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup (or other 3D modelling software) and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and respond to the needs of a project brief.
  • Strong team working skills.


How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • June 3rd, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Project Management
  • Town & Transport Planning

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