“Work should be interesting and rewarding. Only a job done well, as well as we can do it – and as well as it can be done – is that.” Ove Arup 1970. Founder, Philosopher, Engineer, Designer, Innovator
Arup was founded on the belief that the built environment can change people’s lives for the better. Every day, everywhere, we strive to meet this aim – helping clients solve their biggest challenges by harnessing our diverse skills and constantly expanding what’s technically possible.
The curious mind has been a driving force behind some of the world’s most inspired innovations. We value the originality and creativity that result when you bring together brilliant minds from different disciplines and apply them to incredible challenges. At Arup, our independence allows us the freedom choose prestigious projects we know will intrigue, interest and inspire you.
Not only Engineers
Engineers are a core part of Arup’s success. Equally important is the diverse range of non-engineering skills that enhance our business portfolio in consulting services.
At Arup you’ll find a community of talented people, who know their best work is always ahead of them. Our independent mindedness began with our founder, the engineer and philosopher Ove Arup. Today our independence is expressed in our willingness to move beyond the tried and tested. It’s how we shape a better world.
Our aims and values underpin everything we do
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.
Arup was founded in 1946 by Ove Arup, a gifted engineer-philosopher with an original and restless mind. Arup is an independent firm, owned in trust for its members (otherwise known as colleagues), and is still guided by its founder’s spirit and principles. We choose work where we can make a real difference in the world, stretch the boundaries of what is possible, delight our clients and achieve socially valuable outcomes.
So what does that mean for you?
Many of our graduates join Arup knowing that we work on some pretty amazing, ‘out-there’ projects around the world. We are known for providing unique and challenging solutions to our clients, resulting in being part of the creation of some of the global iconic buildings. Think of the Sydney Opera House, the Bird’s Nest and Watercube in Beijing, the Gherkin in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris!
What our graduates are often surprised by, is how quickly you’ll be given responsibility and trust as a budding technical expert. You’ll be provided all the support and training you need of course, but you’ll also be encouraged to push your own boundaries and really achieve. Many of our leadership team started their own careers as graduates at Arup, and have travelled the world working on amazing projects and working with amazing people. An Arup journey is truly a ‘choose your own adventure’!
The Graduate Program
The Arup Graduate Development Program (GDP) provides a structured 2-year period of professional development for graduates joining the company, in combination with on-the-job learning. The program assists graduate employees with the transition from student to professional, and to instil a habit of maintaining continuing professional development (CPD).
Over the course of the Arup Graduate Development Program, graduates have the opportunity to complete a variety of customised training modules. Graduates spend time in these workshops with their graduate peers and with other Arup colleagues from different disciplines.
The Arup GDP is broken down into the following areas:
- Effectiveness Skills
- Project learning
- Technical skills
- On-the-job learning
- Community Outreach
- Mentoring & Networking
At Arup we place high value on building and maintaining relationships with colleagues from across the Arup world. To start this journey, each year we hold a networking event for all graduates from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore; at this event you will meet with, work with, and socialise with fellow graduates from a wide range of backgrounds different to your own. You’ll also meet with and learn from the senior leadership team, many of whom were graduates at Arup themselves. Plus it’s a really fun event!
As a permanent employee and member of Arup, you’ll receive all the benefits of working for an independent firm. We share our profits with our staff and the community, not external shareholders – this is your firm. You will have a huge number of opportunities to get involved in our community engagement activities, pro-bono projects, and any social events you’re interested in. What will your Arup journey look like?
This sounds amazing, tell me how to apply!
In 2019, we are bringing on 120 graduates across a huge range of disciplines, and located in our offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and Canberra, as well as New Zealand and Singapore. Check out our degree-match tool on our website.
To apply, please register and complete the application form on our website. Applications are open for Aus & NZ from February 26 and will close in early April.
How do I stand out from the crowd?
Ever been told that you’re unique? That there’s only one you? It’s true! We’re looking for people who bring a unique perspective and who are passionate about what they do – whatever that is. We value balance in our lives and would love to know what makes you tick. Don’t try to guess what we want to hear – just be honest and open about who you are.
We can’t wait to receive your application
How can we plan and design cities for the future? How is the energy sector responding to a changing world? How can we meet the water needs of rapidly growing urban populations? How are transport hubs evolving to meet local needs? These are just a few of the questions Arup members ask and answer on a daily basis on behalf of the world’s population – would you love to help us shape a better world?