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Graduate Data Assistant - London

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This opportunity is based in London

You should be available to start this opportunity from September 2023  

Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.

For this opportunity, we welcome applications from individuals that are eligible to apply for or currently hold a Graduate visa. An offer of employment will be conditional upon your Graduate visa application being approved. Please note, further sponsorship on a Skilled Worker visa will be subject to business needs and performance. If you are successful in being appointed, this will be reviewed periodically throughout your employment.


Launch your career with Arup

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world. 


Introduction to Arup University

 Arup University sits at the heart of our firm and is dedicated to expanding our knowledge, strengthening our collective capabilities, and accelerating our progress towards a sustainable future. Established in 2009, Arup University is home to the firm's strategic foresight capability, applied research and innovation programmes, as well as our communities of experts working to develop our skills and capability to better meet the needs of our clients and drive continuous innovation across the firm.

Arup University is the firm's centre of excellence and is responsible for our Global Skills Networks - communities that foster technical excellence, innovation, drive quality research programmes, push our transformational initiatives, generate people of high skill, and propel new directions for our business. Each Global Skills Network is responsible for developing expertise, capability, and collateral to deploy in our work and allow all in Arup to succeed in their individual and collective excellence. This enables our primary purpose to create a sustainable future. 


The Role

Reporting into the Skills Data Lead, this role will support the team and Skills Networks through efficient and accurate analysis of data, including tracking and reporting. This includes best practice support of the analytics solutions for Expertise & Skills tracking, financial reporting and community membership and activity. This role will also be responsible for ad-hoc data requests from across the business relating to Arup University.




  1. Provide strong and timely analytic decision support to various organizational stakeholders
  2. Interpret data, analyse results using analytics, research methodologies, and statistical techniques
  3. Development support for a suite of Power Bi dashboards, managing feature backlog and bug fixes
  4. Ability to use the data analytics lifecycle to understand user requirements, establishing data sources and building reporting tools for Arup University and the wider business


Data Stewardship

  1. Responsible for management of data in various databases to ensure high quality reporting and data management.
  2. Data steward of multiple key data repositories including Skills Network Membership data, Expertise & Skills and appointment data.
  3. Design data quality workflows to ensure our information is correct and up to date
  4. Work with the Data Stewardship team to score data quality and manage an ongoing programme of data improvement.


Requirements and skills

Applicants should hold a degree in a STEM subject, with a background of working with and manipulating data. The applicant should demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:

  • Strong data management skills
  • Strong data analysis skills with the ability to carry out end to end analysis on a data set to extract trends and insights
  • Experience of using data visualization software, such as Tableau or PowerBi
  • Experience in Microsoft packages, with advanced skills in Excel
  • Ability to review and analyse broad and complex information and capture and convey insights in a clear and succinct way including for senior stakeholders
  • Highly collaborative and a team player
  • Problem solving, highly curious, creative outlook, excited to explore new topics, tasks and opportunities


What we are looking for

We're looking for graduates with personal drive, a diversity of interests and experience and with a passion for addressing the challenges of climate change and the energy transition. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you.  


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 people also have access to a range of broader wellbeing benefits.   

You will have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.   

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work 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'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline. Our assessment centres for this opportunity will take place from December 2022.    


Different people, shared values

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.  

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here. 

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please 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.  

Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.   

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