Graduate scheme

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

Around the world, we are helping national road operators plan for connected and autonomous vehicles on their networks by advising on key investment decisions, transitional commitments and trialling new technologies. In the UK, Arup is leading the UK Autodrive consortium which is evaluating the complex implementation issues and business models presented by autonomous vehicles. We work with governments to develop future scenarios to help improve planning decisions and supported?Highways England?as they developed their first innovation, technology and research strategy identifying projects and trials to improve safety and tackle congestion on the UK's roads.

Teams available within Highways:


Available locations: Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester

Our core skills in the Highways team range from geometric alignment design, surface water drainage design and building of intelligent 3D models; through to stakeholder engagement and project management. We are looking for candidates with an appetite to develop their engineering, digital and management abilities whilst working on large multi-disciplinary projects from feasibility stage through to construction.?

We are looking for candidates with a bachelor's/master's degree in Engineering, Economics, Geography, Science,?Mathematics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,?Civil Engineering, System Engineering, GIS, Data Science and Human Factors and Computer Science.

Intelligent Mobility ITS

Available locations: Birmingham

Within our Intelligent Mobility business our goal is to prepare our clients for a new era of user-focussed mobility and to create environments where more people can enjoy integrated, seamless journeys.? To achieve this, we work with governments,?industry,?and investors to use data and technology to reimagine mobility.??

We think about Intelligent Mobility in terms of Key Themes around which our services are?based:?

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles??
  • Mobility Pricing??
  • Low Emission Mobility??
  • Shared & Mobility as a Service (MaaS)??
  • Systems and Operations (Including more traditional Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS))??
  • Active Travel and?Data & Tools??

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of Bachelor's degree in a STEM subject, such as but not limited to; Intelligent Transport Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, System Engineering, Geography, GIS, Data Science and Human Factors.

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.

More Details

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Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield

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