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Graduate Sustainability Consultancy

Job Details

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


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.  


The Opportunity

At Arup, we believe sustainable development is everything. We're helping clients shape their climate and sustainability transitions and accelerate action for a more resilient, sustainable future. 

Our Climate and Sustainability teams evaluate the specific issues we are facing now and in the future, and produce whole-organisation plans to prepare companies and organisations to become truly net zero. 


Teams available within Sustainability include: 


Sustainability (click here to apply) 

Available locations: London,Winchester & Belfast


We're looking for a Graduate Sustainability Consultant to join our team of bright professionals. 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.   

You'll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you'll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we'll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.   


We are looking for individuals with a degree in Environmental, Architectural or Building Services Engineering or a degree relating to Sustainability, Environment, Energy or the Built Environment with a predicted/achieved grade of 2.1 or above.


Climate (click here to apply) 

Available locations: Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Whitehaven, Bristol & Cardiff


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. 

We are looking for individuals with a 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.  


Social Value (click here to apply) 

Available locations: Leeds / Liverpool / Manchester / Sheffield / York / Whitehaven 


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 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 

Is this role right for you? 

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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