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Mechanical Engineering - Industrial Placement - Buildings - UK Wide

Job Details

  • Locations:
    Any available location:, Belfast, Manchester, Newcastle
  • Job Type:
    Industrial Placements
  • Closing Date:
    28 January 2021
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Interested In This Role?

 Please note that we are unable to offer Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore, you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.

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.

To support you through this process we organise regular live chats with our Early Careers Team and recent interns. Please check our website to find out the next scheduled chat.


Arup's mechanical engineers provide simple and elegant solutions that enhance the long-term value of properties. Our experience encompasses passive and energy-efficient solutions that contribute to sustainable building design, and appraisal and retrofit for better performing services in existing buildings.

When thoughtfully designed, mechanical services such as ventilation, heating and cooling can go unnoticed. Yet these essential services help make offices and apartments attractive to tenants, and hotels appealing to guests. At their best they are resource-efficient, easy to control and maintain, and adaptable.

We integrate mechanical, electrical and environmental services engineering to deliver complete building services for projects of all types. Many clients want to find balance between commercial performance, usability, comfort and sustainability. Such balanced solutions demand coordination. Our mechanical engineers regularly collaborate – with façade designers and environmental physicists, for instance – to attain all-round performance.

We regularly go beyond standard mechanical engineering solutions to create a better balance for clients. Exceptional solutions often emerge from Arup's sophisticated use of design tools such as energy modelling and thermal software. Our mechanical engineers are at the forefront of 3D modelling and building information modelling (BIM), which support seamless virtual prototyping and maintenance management.

Arup delivers global best practice through locally relevant mechanical engineering services worldwide. Our specialists are active in their professional communities, closely connected with the sectors they work in and positively involved in shaping guidance on local building codes worldwide.

About the role 

Industrial Trainees will be working in a multi-disciplinary office, preparing designs in co-ordination with their team as well as external architects, surveyors, contractors and clients for projects across a wide range of markets.

The role is for students studying a relevant degree who are looking to take a year placement starting in September 2021 for a duration of 6-12 months.

About You

We're looking for students with curiosity, personal drive and technical knowhow.

We're looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Strong A Levels (or equivalent) in Maths and Physics
  • Studying towards a degree in Mechanical or General Engineering with a prediction of 2:1 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Strong results in relevant modules (2:1/60% or higher)


What we offer

There are infinite possibilities with Arup. You'll receive an insight of the opportunities that a challenging, fulfilling career provides, and:

  • A competitive salary
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • A challenging workload that will stretch your mind and make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your skills 


Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

 At Arup, you'll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  As a firm with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.  



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