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Acoustics - Industrial Placement - Consulting

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About us

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference to the world. Arup combines innovative digital solutions and processes with our domain expertise across the built environment.

In Arup Acoustics we are responsible for the beautiful sound in concert halls and for controlling vibration in sensitive laboratory environments. We help reduce the impact of noise from airports, railways, highways and stadiums, while making sure sound systems are heard with clarity in even the busiest transport hubs.

Our international acoustics design team provides services in the design of acoustics, noise and vibration for buildings and transportation. Our venue design team leads the operational planning and technical systems design of venues from music to sports. Our industry leading work in the prediction and assessment of noise from new major infrastructure such as HS2 and Heathrow airport has expanded our expertise in modelling and data analysis through to innovative presentation to the public via auralisation and visualisation.

We support Arup's longstanding commitment to work on the most interesting and innovative projects by using the right modelling, data, technology and automation capabilities to better inform the built environment with our clients.

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Are you interested in a career in Acoustics?

We are currently offering industrial placements for students to join our team of bright professionals in our London or Winchester office for a period of 11-12 months.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student that is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Acoustics to experience what we do and help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. Depending on performance, there may be an opportunity to receive a permanent Graduate offer of employment upon completion of your studies.

As part of the acoustics team you will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients. Your project involvement will be extremely diverse and may include architectural acoustics; environmental noise and vibration; building services noise and sound systems design. You will be working across a wide variety of markets which may include performing arts, education, healthcare, commercial, residential, sport, rail, highways, aviation and energy.

Due to the nature of our work you may experience projects including planning and feasibility studies; environmental and health impact assessments; building and/or infrastructure design; noise modelling; on-site measurements; auralisation (including Arup SoundLab) and sound visualisation; as well as many other activities. You will be engaged on a portfolio of projects, working with various different teams and ranging in scale, duration and design stage, providing you with a diverse working environment.

About you

We encourage our Industrial Trainee Acoustics to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn about our sector, and a desire to effectively deliver an excellent service to our clients.

Ideally you will have the following qualifications:

  • Working towards a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in acoustics, environmental science, applied sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering or physics. Other subjects will be considered if you can demonstrate a strong interest in working and learning further in a technically demanding environment.
  • Modules such as sound, acoustics, waves, vibrations or digital/coding related modules.
  • A Level (or equivalent) in maths or a science subject.

Interest and skills in any of the following would also be useful:

  • Health effects of noise
  • GIS and/or coding
  • Sound systems
  • Sound recording
  • Signal processing.

Arup offer

There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:

  • A competitive salary
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your skills.

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 29th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • London and Winchester (Hampshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Acoustics
  • Civil
  • Environmental Science
  • Infrastructure
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Structural

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