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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers and conultants offering a broad range of professional services.

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About Arup

Arup shapes a better world. It's an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through its work, it makes a positive difference in the world. Arup shapes a better world.

Your Career

What to expect

Graduates at Arup

    Arup offers graduates the support and opportunities they need to kick-start a successful career.

    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 values

    Arup's operating principles and commitment to sustainability are paramount. Its ownership structure ensures it retains its independent spirit. A creative spark and intellectual independence has been there from the very beginning.

    It's shared values unify Arup people - a formidable and diverse group of individuals who freely exchange ideas and opinions.



  • Financial assistance for additional study


  • Free eye-tests
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  • Life and accident insurance


  • Interest free travel season ticket loan or bicycle loan


  • Wide variety of social and sports groups


"It is up to us to create an organisation which will allow gifted individuals to unfold"

Ove Arup

Arup takes your development as seriously as you do, your reputation helps to build its. You will be supported in your professional and personal development for your entire career at Arup.

Arup offers accredited training schemes linked to professional bodies, to support your continuous professional development. This will include working closely with an expert mentor from Arup's global team of experienced specialists.

Foundation and induction weeks
Graduates at Arup attend an induction course prior to joining, enabling you to learn more about the firm and meet your peers. Each graduate then attends a foundation week to develop specialist skills to apply in their jobs.

Experts and skills networks
Arup seeks to deliver the best of the firm's expertise by networking its knowledge globally.

Arup has a wealth of experience and experts in a huge range of fields. As a graduate, you become a member of the best network around - Arup people. This enables you to call on anyone within the firm with specialist knowledge.

Training and e-learning
There are hundreds of internal training courses, from personal development courses like presenting skills to specialist technical courses. There are also a number of courses to help you better understand how the firm operates.

As part of their development many graduates will 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.

International placements
Within the first two years 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.

Professional chartership
Depending on the group you join, your professional training could be towards becoming a chartered engineer, completing corporate finance qualifications or other professional chartership.

Arup University
You will have the opportunity to register for hundreds of professional training modules and masters-level modular studies designed to develop you as an individual and to meet the firm's strategic business needs.

What does the future hold?

As an Arup graduate you will have the chance to work on exciting and iconic projects and with major clients like King's Cross, British Energy and Yorkshire Water.

Arup's work often involves solving difficult client issues by providing management and technical consulting services. In this area its clients include BAA, the NHS and the Crown Estate.

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.