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Graduate Consultant - Social Value

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  • Locations:
    Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Whitehaven, York
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A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible. We explore challenges with curiosity and creativity - using technology, imagination and rigour to deliver remarkable outcomes.


The Opportunity 

Our team of social value specialists work to embed social value into built environment projects to enhance quality of life and create long-lasting change. We believe with the right tailored approach, every project can create social value.    


We are looking for a proactive and engaging graduate who is has an interest in creating real social value and impact to join Arup's Northwest and Yorkshire Social Value Team. You will play a key role in ensuring our activities contribute to improving quality of life and reducing inequalities. 

Your responsibilities will be shaped our clients, and needs of the communities we work in. They will include: 

  • Developing social value strategies and action plans. 
  • Undertaking research and analysis to inform social value approaches. 
  • Working with a range of stakeholders at different levels in organisations. 
  • Developing our systems and processes to ensure that our knowledge, insight and expertise around social value and impact is utilised effectively. 

You can expect to work on a range of challenging and innovative projects from sectors including flood alleviation, energy infrastructure, city planning and transport. 

The role presents a wide range of opportunities for continual learning and exciting career pathways that will enable you to make a lasting and positive social impact. 

 Is this role right for you? 

We welcome applicants from a range of relevant subjects. Successful candidates are likely to have a good understanding of one or more of the following subjects: 

  • Sociology / Social Sciences 
  • Geography 
  • Environmental Science / Sustainable Development 
  • Economics 
  • Statistics and Data Analysis 

The successful candidate will also be required to complete Social Value UK's Level 2 practitioner training within the first year of the role and may be required to undertake further specialist training.  

We are particularly interested in candidates that can demonstrate. 

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to synthesise information and draw conclusions that inform meaningful action. 
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to prepare compelling reports and presentations. 
  • Ability to present and communicate effectively. 
  • Competence in using MS Office software including PowerPoint, Excel and Word. 
  • A passion for and commitment to Arup's approach to social value. 

We're looking for people who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work.  Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we'd like to hear from you. 

You should be able to start this opportunity in September 2024. 


What we offer you

Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people.

As a membership organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme. Our members also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits. You’ll have access to lots of learning and development opportunities. This includes a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.

Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to do meaningful work that strengthens the resilience of communities and places to improve lives through Arup's community engagement programme.

Next steps

Please click on the role that most interests you to find out further information and to apply. We then ask that you complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We will be reviewing applications for this position on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline.

Different people, shared values

At Arup, we encourage individuality to thrive by respecting, sharing and connecting our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas so we can grow together.

At Arup we are an equal opportunity employer, and we accept people for who they are – we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of age, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, neurodiversity and mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. Your difference belongs here. We are an open environment that embraces diverse experiences, perspectives, and ideas – this drives our excellence.

Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture – from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at www.arup.com/careers/your-life-at-arup.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates and are a Disability Confident Level 2 Employer. Please contact UKEarlyCareersRecruitment@arup.com to let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.

We appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. Work Unbound is our innovative hybrid approach to working and gives all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.

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