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Graduate Consultant - Operations Consulting - UK wide

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  • Locations:
    Any available location, London, Manchester, Solihull
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  • Closing Date:
    22 November 2017

Interested In This Role?

Who are we?

At Arup, we have been delivering iconic projects for over 60 years, tackling some of the world’s most challenging and complex problems through our work in the built environment. Independent in ownership and spirit, we’re a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts who use our skills to make a positive difference in the world.

Operations Consulting is a multi-disciplinary team that develop ways of working that transform the operations of our clients’ businesses and projects. To deliver this, we focus on people, processes and assets, implementing solutions that encompass sustainability and innovation to support an organisations’ vision and goals. The team includes a breadth of expertise covering business psychologists, human factors experts, logistics and operational design experts, transport operations specialists, asset management and business process professionals, change management practitioners and industry sector experts, predominantly based in London, Solihull and with a growing team in Manchester.

What are we looking for?

As we do such all-encompassing work, our team is made up of people from almost every degree background that Arup recruits – from Psychology to Geography, Engineering to English, Business to Mathematics. We have a preference for candidates that have hold or are due to graduate with a 2.1 or above.

Our work broadly falls into the following areas and we’re looking for people who could fit into these areas:

  • Occupational Psychology and People Change – Covering all aspects of transformational business change such as leadership development, training, organisational design, organisational development and behaviour change
  • Human Factors – Using behavioural science and physical ergonomics for work including human factors integration, work environment assessments and application of key human factors principles to design projects
  • Operations – Covers aspects such as business process improvement, application of lean and six sigma principles, business planning, benefits management and operational readiness and testing
  • Asset Management – Shaping our clients’ improvement plans leading to more efficient asset management, covering work such as analysis of asset management strategy and practices, investment prioritisation, process mapping and asset data management
  • Design for Operations – Evaluating and developing operational optimisation solutions at both a city and a development level, transport and logistics advice, supply chain studies and operational construction logistics

One of the biggest advantages of our team is the breadth of work that we do; you will get experience from day one of working in a multi-disciplinary team and will experience the full range of Operations Consulting.

All roles will involve working across different aspects of Operations Consulting and graduates are not expected to specialise in a given area from day one – however, if you have a passion for a specific area please outline this in your application.

The most important thing we’re looking for is somebody who has the potential to become a great consultant – this means being adaptable and getting stuck in, collaborating with those around you to use your analytical and problem solving skills and  becoming a trusted advisor to our clients. You might be delivering project work, helping us to develop new services or win new work, so you will need to be a great communicator with strong organisational skills who is enthusiastic, highly driven and motivated to shape a better world.

What we offer

There are a wide range of possibilities when you join Arup. You’ll receive all the opportunities that come with a challenging, fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary and settling in allowance
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • An interesting and varied workload with opportunities to travel both in the UK and abroad
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Additional Information

If you're interested in finding out more, we would encourage you to attend one of our open evenings where you can meet our team to learn more about our clients and work.  The events are taking place in our London and Solihull offices on 7th November, at 5.30pm. To register your interest please see our events page:

We have vacancies in the following offices: London, Manchester and Solihull. We are open to discussion about location so please indicate your location preference in your application form.

The deadline for applications is 22nd November 2017. We recruit on a rolling basis throughout the year and anticipate holding assessment centres in December and February, depending on role availability. We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Graduate Welcome Week will take place in September 2018. Although we may be able to be flexible on start dates we would ask that the successful candidates will join their peers for this event.

Please note that we are unable to offer Tier 2 visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered. 

Date posted: 17/10/17

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