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Graduate Sustainability - Integrated Climate Services

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  • Locations:
    Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Whitehaven
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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 

You will be joining a growing and diverse group of climate change specialists who form part of the Climate and Sustainability Services Portfolio. This portfolio comprises enthusiastic staff (based in offices across the UK and worldwide) working on a wide variety of research, consultancy, analysis and design work for major projects and clients across the built environment and other market sectors.  

Our teams are  at the forefront of helping organisations to evaluate the specific climate and sustainability issues they are facing and how they can transition to low carbon and a resource efficient future. Our advice spans environmental, energy and sustainability expertise, economic planning, business strategy and regulatory compliance.   

Right now, we're looking Graduate Climate Change Specialists to join our team of bright professionals across our offices in the UK. From your first day, you'll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification.   


Our Climate advisory teams are looking for graduate consultants who want to develop skills across all areas of the business. This includes but isn't limited to:  

  • Understanding climate change impact and risk assessments 
  • Climate science and its application to real world problems 
  • Adaptation and resilience strategy development 
  • Carbon and greenhouse gas emissions assessment 
  • Carbon and greenhouse gas reduction advice 
  • Circular economy business model development and design strategies 

Specifically, work is likely to include: 

  • Supporting the delivery of client projects across different economic sectors, markets (transport, water, cities) and geographies (local, regional, national and global)  
  • Supporting the delivery of climate change impacts and risk assessments including analysis of climate change data and projections
  • Advisory on adaptation and climate resilience for a wide range of infrastructure, built environment or corporate clients
  • Support to climate change strategy and awareness of climate policy and how it impacts clients
  • Involvement in carbon and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions assessment and projection, inventories development, and offsets design


 Is this role right for you? 

  • Educated to degree level in engineering, science, environment, geography, sustainability, digital/data analytics, or economics related course (2:1 or equivalent) and/or post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject.  
  • Enthusiasm for a career in climate change and carbon and resilience, underpinned by a knowledge and understanding of our sector and work. 
  • Experience in reading and interpreting legislation, policy and standards 
  • A desire to work in multidisciplinary teams as projects often require coordination with other colleagues, institutions and clients to deliver projects around the world. 

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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