Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

We are truly global. We have worked in more than 145 countries serving more than 7,000 clients. Our 16,000+ planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.

Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, our unique trust ownership fosters a distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. This is reflected in everything we do, allowing us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that frequently surpass the expectations of our clients.

The people at Arup are driven to find a better way and to deliver better solutions

Our Values and Purpose

Arup’s primary goal is to develop a truly sustainable built environment. This means that in all our work, we aim to identify a balance between the needs of a growing world population and the finite capacity and health of our planet.

Our Global Commitments

We are driven by a common purpose to shape a better world through our technical expertise and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities.

Arup supports policies and practices that will lead to government and business solutions that work for all. In addition to our global commitments, listed here, each of our regions, countries and local offices have made their own commitments, helping to pioneer new industry standards and a sustainable future.

Net Zero Carbon Strategy

In 2020, Arup committed to achieving net zero emissions across its entire operations by 2030, reducing its scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 30% within the next five years and set out a plan of how this would be achieved – via our Net Zero Carbon Strategy.

Science Based Targets initiative 

We are committed to reducing our own carbon emissions. Our target with SBTi commits us to an absolute reduction of 29.4% in our emissions across each scope by 2025 (from the 2018 baseline). The target laid out in our Net Zero Carbon strategy, was validated by the Science Based Target initiative, and has been classified as ambitious as it exceeds the minimum requirements for keeping global temperature rise under 1.5°C.

Race to Zero

Arup has reaffirmed its commitment to become net zero by 2030 by signing up to the Race to Zero, a global campaign to rally businesses, cities, regions and investors to take action for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs and unlocks inclusive sustainable growth. The initiative commits members to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the very latest to limit global temperature rise to 1.5oC above pre-industrial level.

Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

Arup joined the WGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in 2020, a global initiative aimed at achieving 100% net zero carbon buildings in operation by 2050. In joining this initiative, the firm has also committed to reaching net zero carbon in operation for all assets under its control by 2030. The goal will be achieved by a range of measures including improving the performance of its building portfolio and moving to 100% renewable electricity by 2023.

In 2021, Arup signed the updated commitment, promising sector-leading action on whole life carbon emissions. The firm pledges to go further and faster to tackle operational and embodied emissions from real estate assets, stimulating the innovative approaches, solutions and business models necessary for the entire sector to reach 2050 goals. 

UN Global Compact

Arup became a signatory of the UN Global Compact in 2010, committing to the initiative and its ten principles with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to take actions that advance societal goals. This strongly aligns with our sustainability focused approach to our business, our people, our facilities and our external clients. 

The Hydrogen Charter (World Energy Council)

Arup was one of the first partners in the Hydrogen Global Charter in 2020, a global initiative to drive hydrogen-based projects worldwide, led by the World Energy Council (WEC).

The agreement will see Arup draw on its global technical expertise to support the evaluation, application and deployment of effective hydrogen-based solutions to help promote clean hydrogen worldwide. Arup is at the forefront of hydrogen development across the world including commercial and private projects from transport to supply. We will annually submit our progress towards enabling low carbon hydrogen to the World Energy Council.

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When is your deadline for applications?

You’ll find deadlines for specific roles included in the job description and within the advertisement on our website. We process applications as soon as we receive them and so we strongly advise candidates to submit early applications.

How many graduate application forms can i submit?

You can only complete one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. Additional applications will be regretted.

What is the structure of the Graduate Assessment Session?

You’ll virtually meet the hiring team and recent graduates, take part in an individual written/ technical exercise, a group activity and a competency-based interview. You will also meet with a member of the Early Careers Team to discuss learning, development, rewards and benefits. Assessment centres may vary depending on the role, but you’ll be given more information in your invite.

What do I do if I have a disability or learning difference which may affect my performance during the selection process?

Arup is committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. We strongly encourage you to share any adjustments that will support your participation in our recruitment process.

You’ll get the chance to tell us about any disability or learning difference on your application form and before coming to the assessment. We’ll then make the appropriate arrangements for you. The information gathered during this process is only used to make reasonable adjustments and is not considered in any other context of your application.

What support do you give towards chartership or accreditation?

We work closely with several professional bodies. We have had accredited training schemes in place with them for a while now and continue to invest in the schemes. Everyone interested in getting chartered will have a dedicated mentor to guide them through their journey and overall support to ensure they achieve their potential.

How has Covid-19 effected working at Arup and recruitment?

We have begun the reopening of our offices following guidance set out by the government, and will be looking at a more flexible homeworking pattern for the future. Many of our events taking place during Autumn / Winter 2021 will take place virtually. We encourage you to review our events page regularly for updates. Recruitment will continue to be organised in an online format to ensure the safety of all.

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