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Summer Internship - Advisory Services


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Our internships are a fantastic opportunity for you to show us your potential.  We actively recruit for our graduate roles from our talented intern community.

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 for the duration of the placement opportunity 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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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. 

Disciplines available within Advisory Services

Business and Investor Advisory  

We work on a wide range of projects that involve strategy, commercial, economics policy and technical advisory to infrastructure and private equity investors, asset owners, operators and developers, governments, and international finance institutions. Sitting within one of Arup's BIA sector or service teams, you will have the opportunity to engage in work that is actively helping the Energy Transition and Path to Net Zero; with ESG, decarbonisation and sustainability at the core of the work carried out by the team.   

You will gain an opportunity to develop your knowledge of infrastructure and energy markets, supporting colleagues on live client-facing and internal-facing projects. You will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from your direct BIA team and across the wider firm, with the prospect of engaging with members of Arup at all levels.

You may expect to carry out the following day-to-day tasks:

  • Carrying out analysis to support project teams on delivery of live project work for clients
  • Conducting research on infrastructure and energy markets to inform the team on ongoing business development;
  • Helping sector teams carry out internal data collation and analysis, to support future project delivery on upcoming client mandates;
  • Attending team meetings and discussions, where you may be asked to deliver a presentation of work you have carried out to the team and senior colleagues;
  • Attending networking events for internship students across the team and wider advisory group.

Qualifications / Skills / Requirements

  • We are looking for individuals in their penultimate year of study, working towards a bachelor's degree (or higher level) in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Economics, Business or Finance discipline, or similar. 
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • Experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word, etc.)
  • Good communication skills, capable of articulating and explaining complex concepts clearly;
  • An eagerness to learn with strong teamwork skills, looking to work in a dynamic environment.

Programme and Project Management 

We are currently looking to recruit summer placement students to join our Project Management team. This is an excellent opportunity for a student that is enthusiastic and keen to develop their knowledge in Programme and Project Management to join our multi-disciplinary team for 6-8 weeks in the summer (2023).  

You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients on strategically important projects, including:  

  • Support the programme and project management team in delivering to our clients  
  • Assist with the day-to-day tasks involved in the management of projects  
  • Coordinate between members of various disciplines and departments  
  • Gain exposure to the various aspects of programme and project management  

What are we looking for?  

  • Either currently undertaking a Master's or Bachelor's or recently graduated
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.  
  • Understanding of data management, visualisations and / or digital tools would be desirable, but not essential.  
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving and an aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive.  

Arup Summer Internship opportunities typically run for 6-8 weeks. You must be available to start on the opportunity during Summer 2023 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.    

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:    

Please click on the role that most interests you to find out further information and to apply. We then ask that you 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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: March 31st, 2023
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 6-8 weeks
  • Birmingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Business
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Transport Planning

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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