“To do work of quality, we must have people of quality.” - Sir Ove Arup
In 2016 Arup recruited 260 new graduates across over 40 disciplines from building engineering, bridges design and rail engineering to energy consulting, town and transport planning to ecology into its UKMEA workforce of around 6,000. With a prestigious week-long induction held at Warwick University, joining the graduate programme is the first step in what promises to be an exciting career in one of the many specialist professions making up Arup.
Mostly recent graduates of degree-level engineering or technical courses, new joiners often start as graduate engineers or graduate consultants and work within infrastructure, consulting or buildings. With 10,000 live projects the company offers a wide range of opportunities.
In 2016, Arup won the ‘Most popular graduate recruiter in construction, civil engineering and surveying award’ at TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. This sector award is voted for by students so is great recognition of Arup’s desirability as a graduate employer. Arup was also listed at number 31 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers of 2015.
The most diverse graduate recruitment yet
In 2016 the proportion of female engineers in the UK is just 9%. In contrast at Arup, 43% of Arup’s 2016 UKMEA graduate entry is female. The company recruited 40 nationalities from 90 universities who took up roles in UK offices, Southern Africa or the Gulf. Arup is proud to be a leader in the industry with regard to the diversity and inclusion of their staff.
Only 20% of A-level physics students are female, a figure that has not budged for 20 years. Arup has partnerships with key organisations including Engineering UK, Inspiring the Future, and others to promote STEM careers to female students. Arup also takes an active part in National Women in Engineering Day.
Launching your career at Arup
Arup offers graduates the support and opportunities you need to kick-start a successful career. From the start you'll have access to Arup's unrivalled community of experts and you'll find a culture where anyone's happy to answer a question. You'll have the chance to attend training in and outside the firm, network in the industry and even to work abroad. Early exposure and responsibility is a given.
Arup is a unique, independent, employee-owned organisation where results are delivered collaboratively. This allows them 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 them and providing infinite possibilities for talented recruits.
Apply for the 2017 graduate intake
In a recent study of engineering graduates, Arup was voted one of the first choices for female graduates. To be the best at what they do and deliver real value to their clients, Arup look for the brightest graduates to join their firm. If you bring a head full of ideas, excellent technical skills and a drive to keep exploring, they'll provide the support and opportunities you need for a challenging and fulfilling career.
Arup will be present at various Women in Engineering, and Women in STEM recruitment events including the Future Female Engineer event.
Applications are open online on Arup's graduates’ portal.
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