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Security Consultant (Protective Intelligence) – Industrial Placement – London

Job Details

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  • Job Type:
    Industrial Placements
  • Closing Date:
    28 February 2019

Interested In This Role?

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants, with no shareholders or external investors to determine our own business priorities and direction.

Arup's Protective Intelligence specialists have advised on malicious risks to some of the world's leading buildings and infrastructure projects.

Our Resilience, Security and Risk practice has consistently been at the forefront of the field since it was formed in the mid-1990s. The practice brings together threat and risk specialists, physical and electronic security engineers, strategic operational security specialists, business continuity practitioners and blast engineers in a unique multi-disciplinary environment, helping our clients manage malicious risk, natural hazards and operational reliability in each aspect of their businesses and operations.

Our Protective Intelligence team analyses the nature and scale of terrorism, civil unrest, crime and other malicious risks in urban environments worldwide. Actionable intelligence on threats has a vital role to play in informing the design of buildings, transport infrastructure, bridges and stadia. We work close with our teams in Blast Resilience and Security Engineering in North America, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East. Our intelligence enables businesses that underwrite, construct and operate cities to become more resilient in an evolving threat environment.


As an Industrial Trainee your role will be to collect and analyse open source intelligence on malicious risks. You will structure and analyse relevant intelligence data using Excel or other data manipulation tools. You will deliver written and verbal analysis to our clients, and work with them to define their security requirements in accordance with their own risk appetite and other business objectives.

This role is for students studying a relevant degree who are looking to take a mid-degree year placement starting in September 2019.

Requirements • Strong A Levels (or equivalent) at B grade or higher.

  • Studying towards a degree in a relevant academic discipline, such as politics, sociology, criminology or international relations with a prediction of 2:1 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Strong results in relevant modules (2:1/60% or higher)
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable, but not essential; French., Arabic, Turkish or Spanish are most desirable.

Additional Information

This Industrial Placement will start in September 2019 and last for 11-12 months.

You must upload the following in order to be considered, and should follow the instructions carefully:

  • Cover letter, detailing reason for application and why you are interested in the Buildings sector
  • CV
  • Breakdown of modules and results to date

Please upload as one document, and not three separate attachments.

Candidates must follow these instructions precisely to ensure that they are considered for the role.

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