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“To do work of quality, we must have people of quality.” - Sir Ove Arup
To be the best at what we do and deliver real value to our clients, we look for the brightest graduates to join our firm. If you bring a head full of ideas, excellent technical skills, and a drive to keep exploring, we'll provide the support and opportunities you need for a challenging and fulfilling career.
At Arup our people are always on the lookout for innovative ways to transform the world’s infrastructure and built environment. We help to turn the challenges and obstacles of the past into the achievements of the future. We approach our work with enthusiasm, and enjoy working to take our industry in exciting directions. This philosophy has helped us design and deliver ground-breaking and iconic work across the world.
Arup is a unique, independent, employee-owned organisation. This allows us to make sound decisions for the future, work for the right clients and deliver solutions that are high in quality and value, making a real difference to the world around us and providing infinite possibilities for you.
Early exposure and responsibility is a given, as an Arup graduate you will have the chance to work on exciting and iconic projects and with major clients like King's Cross, National Aquatics Centre and HS2.
Our work often involves solving difficult client issues by providing management and technical consulting services to clients such as BAA, the NHS and UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
You will be encouraged and supported to deliver quality work that has a positive influence on the community and the environment. Work that shapes a better world. Find out more about our projects here: http://www.arup.com/projects
We offer graduates the support and opportunities they need to kick-start a successful career with us.
From the start you will have access to the firm's unrivalled community of experts and you will find a culture where anyone is happy to answer a question.
You will have the chance to attend training in and outside the firm, network in the industry and even to work abroad.
Arup's operating principles and commitment to sustainability are paramount. Our ownership structure ensures we retain our independent spirit. Led by Sir Ove Arup, our creative spark and intellectual independence has been with us since our beginning.
Sir Ove’s philosophy for the company and aspirations for the future, detailed in his key speech (link: http://publications.arup.com/publications/o/ove_arups_key_speech) underlines all that we do today. We recommend you take some time to browse through it, to gain a deeper insight into our culture and how we operate.
Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.
Our shared values unify Arup people – a formidable and diverse group of individuals who freely exchange ideas and opinions. Learn more about our structure and values here: http://www.arup.com/about_us/a_people_business/structure
"It is up to us to create an organisation which will allow gifted individuals to unfold" – Ove Arup
We take your development as seriously as you do, your reputation helps to build ours. You will be supported in your professional and personal development for your entire career at Arup. View our training and development infographic here: http://www.arup.com/careers/graduates_and_interns/ukmea/traininganddevelopment#!lb:/sitecore/content/Globals/Career/Media/UKMEA/Photos/Training_infographic.aspx
At Arup, you're encouraged to own/be responsible for your own development and we’ll provide the support and guidance to enable you to be successful.
Graduate welcome event
Graduates at Arup attend a five day residential welcome event each September, enabling you to learn more about the firm, meet your peers and undergo skills training to develop specialist knowledge for your role.
Experts and skills networks
Within Arup we seek to deliver the best of the firm's expertise by networking our knowledge globally.
Arup has a wealth of experience and experts in a huge range of fields. As a graduate, you become a member of one of the brightest network around – Arup people. This enables you to plug into anyone of our global team with specialist knowledge.
Training and e-learning
We offer accredited training schemes linked to professional bodies, to support your continuous professional development. And there are hundreds of internal training courses, from personal development courses like presenting skills through to technical courses. Plus a number of courses to help you better understand how we operate.
As part of your development you may be given the opportunity to have a secondment in the form of visits to manufacturers, contractors, specialist suppliers or other relevant academic or industrial institutions. Secondments can be arranged throughout the UK, or sometimes overseas.
Arup gives you an opportunity to network globally. You can apply to work overseas with colleagues and clients from different cultural backgrounds and gain an understanding of the values of the firm. International placements can last anything from a month to a few years in duration, although we would expect you to gain UK experience first.
Depending on the group you join, your professional training could be towards becoming a chartered engineer, completing corporate finance qualifications or other professional accreditation.
You will have the opportunity to register for professional training modules and masters-level modular studies designed to develop you as an individual, and to meet the firm’s strategic business needs.