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Graduate Opportunities in Technical Services

Job Details

  • Locations:
    Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Sheffield
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  • Closing Date:
    12 April 2023
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Interested In This Role?

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. 


Launch your career with Arup  

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using agination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.


Introduction to Technical Services at Arup   

 Our Technical Services portfolio brings together twelve practices that offer industry leading technical expertise. We are individually sought after around the world and collaborate across the entire breadth of Arup's work. Our expertise and experience help clients and collaborators shape the relationship our communities have with the physical and virtual built environment through the special insight that deep technical skill and evidence-based design provide.   

 We operate as cross-UK practices, bringing people of the same or associated disciplines together to deliver a working environment that focuses on excellence. Our teams field skills, experience and perspective to bear on every project. At the same time, we work together across the practices to tackle the most challenging work before us. We seek innovative approaches and solutions, working in an integrated, inter-disciplinary manner with diverse colleagues from across Arup.  


Disciplines available within Technical Services   


Fire Engineering (click here for more information and to apply)  

Available locations: London, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester & Sheffield.  


For this opportunity, Arup can support applicants in obtaining a Skilled Worker visa. Any offer we make will be conditional upon your visa application being approved. 

 We're looking for graduates to join our team of talented fire engineers across our UK offices. 

From residential buildings to railway stations; schools and offices to industrial buildings; fire engineering is an essential part of multidisciplinary design. Projects like 8 Bishopsgate, the Tate Modern, Macallan distillery and Crossrail Liverpool Street station depend on fire engineering to become reality. Our ‘Total Fire Engineering' approach allows us to work with clients and design teams from start to finish, helping us understand their goals, visions and constraints; and then develop innovative solutions to meet these challenges.

Requirements: Master's or bachelor's degree with a prediction of a 2:2 or above in a relevant subject necessary to obtain engineering chartership, such as: Fire Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Applied Mathematics 


Acoustics and Venues & Environmental Psychologist  (click here for more information and to apply)  

Available locations: London & Winchester


We are looking for Acoustics consultants, Theatre Consultants and Experimental Psychologists to support our Acoustics and Venues discipline.   

The Acoustics and Venue teams at Arup provide effective & professional services to our clients.. Our Consultants and Psychologists provide theatre and venue consultancy to arts, culture and entertainment clients – for experiences, places, buildings and districts as well as working on projects from  architectural acoustics; environmental noise and vibration; building services noise and sound systems design theatres, studios and concert venues; to master-planning entire cultural districts.    

Due to the nature of our work you will have the opportunity to gain a broad range of experience, including planning and feasibility studies; environmental and health impact assessments; building and infrastructure design; noise modelling; on-site measurements; auralisation and sound visualisation (including Arup SoundLab and i¦Lab); as well as many other activities.    


What we're looking for:   

We're looking for graduates with curiosity, personal drive, design flair and technical knowhow. 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.   

You should be available to start this opportunity in September 2023 


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'll have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.   Additionally, you'll 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:   

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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