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Pre-University Trainee - Structural/Mechanical Team

London. Multiple vacancies.

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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today's built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

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What is a pre-university placement?

Arup's pre-university scheme is a nine-month placement programme designed for people who have just completed their A levels and who wish to take time out in industry before going to university to study engineering or a related discipline.

The scheme will give you the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of the role of a design engineer, experience the use of software design programmes and visit sites to see the work undertaken, building on your A levels knowledge.

Pre-University Trainee – Specialist Technology & Research – Consulting  

Research and advanced analysis are central to our work – we bring to bear the sharpest insight to address intractable problems. Our numerical simulation and optimisation capability is pre-eminent in analysis-led design. We apply it to improve performance and economy not only in blast, impact, vibration and seismic design but also in more conventional design for construction of all types, including refurbishment of existing buildings such as St Pancras International Station.

Our specialist structural engineering experts are pushing forward international design practice. In design for dynamic and environmental loads, our leading wind, vibration and seismic expertise produce advancements that reduce cost and improve performance, including inventive damping systems (St Francis Shangri-La Place).

We bring together multidisciplinary teams to design structural and mechanical systems, from moving stadium roofs to telescope enclosures (European Extremely Large Telescope enclosure), observation wheels (Las Vegas High Roller) and specialist railway equipment. We are world-leaders in the safe design of nuclear material transport packages. 

Overview of the role:  

Successful candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary team, who are working on a wide range of projects, and will gain invaluable experience.  You will gain an appreciation of the role of a design engineer, use relevant software design programmes to undertake your work, and might get an opportunity to visit site depending on which project you work on.

What we're looking for:

  • A Levels (or equivalent) in Maths and Science (predicted B grade or higher) 
  • Offer from or will have an offer before starting from university to study Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering 
  • Interest/experience with numerical analysis or simulation 
  • Strong analytical skills 

What we offer you:

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  

Applications for most Industrial Placement and Summer Internship programmes will open in late November.

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Opportunity Overview

  • December 13th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 9 Months
  • London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Acoustics
  • Analytics
  • Biology
  • Building Services
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Structural
  • Water/Hydrology

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