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Degree Apprenticeships - Environmental


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Arup is a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts. We use our skills to make a positive difference in the world. This is a brilliant opportunity to build a creative career designing and delivering exciting work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services.

Our apprenticeships allow you to study for an academic qualification while working and learning alongside respected, technical professionals. You'll study at a local University whilst working on interesting and varied projects, combining your learning experience with real responsibilities in the workplace. A dedicated mentor and our learning and development team will guide you through your personal and professional development. You would be based in the lively neighbourhood of Fitzrovia within the West End of London.

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About the role

We're looking for Apprentice Environmental Consultants to join our team in London. From your first day you'll join a community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards an accredited qualification. You would work alongside and be taught by the environmental and sustainability experts who work on development and infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas including High Speed Two, Crossrail, Heathrow Airport, Thames Tideway Tunnel, London 2012 Olympic Park and many more of the world's most ambitious projects. You'll help us to deliver environmental and sustainability services for a range of public and private sector clients. We'll give you the chance to develop your technical knowledge, project management, teamwork and communication skills in a professional environment and get the opportunity to see the projects you've been working on come to life.

Environmental Consulting:

As an Apprentice Environmental Consultant, with Arup you will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

  • Technical knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues working with a range of specialists in (air quality, archaeology and heritage, carbon, climate resilience, contaminated land, ecology, landscape, noise and vibration, water, waste and resource management);
  • Project management;
  • Research, information management and report writing;
  • Contract and financial management;
  • Teamwork and communication skills.

These competencies will be developed through practical on-the-job training, working with experienced environmental and sustainability consultants and classroom-based training with Arup and the University. You will be assigned a mentor within the Arup environmental consulting team who you will work and liaise closely with in your day-to-day work. During your day to day work you will have the opportunity to contribute to the planning and design of environmental projects through the collection and preparation of data, presentation of written information and analysis to determine the impacts upon the environment and people associated with the design, construction and operation of buildings, development and infrastructure projects.

The apprenticeship will run over a 5-6 year period, during which time you will undertake a supervised programme of training and block/day release with the University. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to your overall performance, there is an opportunity to go onto further study and achieve professional qualifications.

What are we looking for?

If you are keen to build a fulfilling career in environmental and sustainability consulting and deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you. We're looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Completed or in your final year of your A-levels or equivalent qualification (preferably, but not essentially, in Science, Geography and/or Maths),
  • Have five GCSEs (or equivalent qualification type) at grade C / Level 5 or above which must include English, Maths and Science.
  • Able to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organise projects;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Numerate and show a willingness to improve their numerical and mathematical capability.
  • Awareness of environmental issues and a desire to work in an environmental consultancy;
  • Willing to learn and find new, innovative and creative ways to solve problems;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and an interest finding digital solutions for environmental issues;
  • Able to organise your own work, be on time, to work as part of a team.

What will we offer in return?

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • An exciting workload that will make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training.

Additional information

You must be available to commence employment no later than August 2020 in order to be considered for this role.

Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.


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Opportunity Overview

  • January 26th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Maths
  • Science

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