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Summer Internship in Technical Services


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Launch your career with Arup  

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.     

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Introduction to Technical Services at Arup   

 Our Technical Services portfolio brings together twelve practices that offer industry leading technical expertise. We are individually sought after around the world and collaborate across the entire breadth of Arup's work. Our expertise and experience help clients and collaborators shape the relationship our communities have with the physical and virtual built environment through the special insight that deep technical skill and evidence-based design provide.   

We operate as cross-UK practices, bringing people of the same or associated disciplines together to deliver a working environment that focuses on excellence. Our teams field skills, experience and perspective to bear on every project. At the same time, we work together across the practices to tackle the most challenging work before us. We seek innovative approaches and solutions, working in an integrated, inter-disciplinary manner with diverse colleagues from across Arup.  

Disciplines available within Technical Services 

Access and Inclusive Environments

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.

Façade Engineering

Designing the building envelope is designing the single most striking part of the building. The façade fuses architecture with structural challenge, energy conservation, occupant comfort; and the creation of exciting and valuable space within the building. Arup has the largest and strongest façade engineering team globally. Our approach is based on excellence and ingenuity. We work on the most exciting projects around the world. Our service integrates technical design, structural engineering, thermal analysis, advanced modelling techniques and new materials.

Fire Engineering

We are offering summer placement positions for students to join our team of bright professional across several of our UK offices for 2023.

You will experience what we do as fire engineers. You will help us deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. From the outset of your placement, you will have responsibility to complete tasks on live projects and engage in research, and we will be there to provide you with the necessary support and training you may need. We will aim to make your journey with us smooth and enjoyable while you broaden your exposure to fire engineering.

Resilience, Security and Risk

We are looking for Security Intelligence trainees to join our Security teams, as part of our Resilience, Security and Risk discipline.

Our world-leading physical security team has developed an enviable reputation for innovation based on a risk-based approach to successfully develop the technical solutions of some of the world's most complex buildings and structures. These include tall buildings, transport infrastructure, medical facilities, education and stadia.

What we offer you:     

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

As a membership organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme. Our people also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits. 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. 

 Different people, shared values:    

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.   

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.  

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.   

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 6th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6-8 weeks
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Acoustics
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Water/Hydrology

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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