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Summer Placement - Access and Inclusive Environments - Consulting

Building Services/Civil/Architecture.

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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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Overview of role: 

Our Access and Inclusive Environments team works with designers, planners and architects to provide buildings and landscapes that are accessible for all users and maximise opportunity for all, including disabled people, different age groups, different backgrounds, identities and circumstances. 

We work collaboratively with the project teams, enabling inclusive design to be an integral part of our solutions.

Working as a multi-disciplinary team allows us to work with a variety of people, on a wide variety of complex projects, including a wide range of existing and new build sites containing elements such as residential, commercial, education, sports, transport and public realm, from concept to tender phase, construction and hand over. 

Working with our team, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about inclusive design, develop skills and work on actual construction projects to improve inclusion for end users. The nature of the work is such that you could be working on several projects at the same time and acquiring first-hand experience of applying accessibility and inclusive design standards and good practice across a range of sectors.  

Much of the work of an access and inclusive design consultant involves providing expert advice on statutory and policy requirements, technical standards, building regulations, and the practicalities of enabling accessibility and inclusivity in large and complex projects. As such, this summer placement would be an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about access and inclusion in the built environment.

By joining our team, you will acquire project experience from day one and the opportunity to impact the accessibility and inclusivity of our future built environment. 

What are we looking for?  

  • The most important quality for this role is that you are passionate about accessibility and inclusive design in the built environment, and want to learn about how to design from different perspectives.  
  • Study towards a degree in a subject such as Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Psychology, Ergonomics, General Engineering, Engineering Science, Human Factors, Law, Public Policy, Social Science, Town Planning, and Urban Design are all relevant (not an exhaustive list)
  • Someone who is highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges 

Arup Summer Internship opportunities typically run for 6-8 weeks. You must be available to start on the opportunity during Summer 2022 and commit to completing the programme in full.  

What we offer you:  

Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people. 

You'll have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.  

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work through Arup's community engagement programme.  

Next steps:  

Complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline. Interviews for most Summer Internship opportunities will commence from early February.  

We are unable to offer Skilled Worker 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.  

Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.  

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Job ID Number: 2839
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 21st, 2022
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • 6-8 weeks
  • London and Manchester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Environment & Sustainability

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