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About Arcadis

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Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. We help our clients transform the world and improve quality of life through our capabilities in design, consultancy, engineering, as well as in project and management services.

We improve everyday quality of life by creating spaces where people can live, work and thrive, empowering mobility and making best use of our natural resources. We apply our deep market sector insights and collective capabilities to help our clients deliver outcomes that are exceptional and sustainable.

For the past 130 years, we have never stopped innovating. Whether looking at how autonomous vehicles and digitising road and rail infrastructure will impact our cities, to meeting the UK’s growing data needs and helping companies improve their workplaces, we are proud to be at the forefront of designing a world for the next generation.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We strive to create a safe and respectful working environment where all Arcadians can grow, perform and succeed. Our “People First” culture propelled us to become one of the Best Big Companies to Work For in the U.K. in 2021, ranking first in London and placing second in the Construction & Engineering category.

We are a business that is built on pushing boundaries, supporting our people through their journey and aiming to grow the leaders of tomorrow. Through multiple experiences during the programme organisation, we ensure that our graduates are exposed to a variety of work experiences.

As we continue to expand our 27,000-strong workforce in over 70 countries, we continue to seek people who take every moment, every person and every interaction as an opportunity to learn. We want individuals who challenge our thinking, inspire our outcomes and seek out opportunities to make long-lasting impact.

Our opportunities

At Arcadis, we have 4 Graduate programmes: -

  • Engineering
  • Specialists & Scientists
  • Consulting – Management, Cost & Transformational Consultants
  • Project Management

We also have opportunities for Interns and Sandwich year students.

Our Intern and 1 year industry placement positions are live from October 


Our Graduate Programme is a 3-year Programme.  The Programmes are aligned to relevant professional bodies and we will provide you with the experience, support and learning opportunities to achieve your associated accreditation route specific to your programme and to facilitate your progression as per the programme requirements  

Interns and Sandwich Year Placements

You will be given the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through on the job training.  These opportunities begin anytime from June through to August, Internships are usually 8-12 weeks and Sandwich years 10-12 months.

You will be supported and assessed during your placement and if you perform well, you may be offered a bursary with the opportunity to return for a further Internship or Graduate role (depending on your university year).

Who we're looking for

You may think a company like Arcadis is only interested in people with an Engineering or Construction related degree, however, we actively encourage applications from candidates who are from non-engineering or construction related degree disciplines for our Consulting and Project Management programmes.  

If you don’t have a relevant degree and you apply for our Project Management or Cost Consulting Programmes, dependant on the Business Area you join, you may be required to undertake an MSc conversion course, this will be studied through distance learning.

Most of all we want people who are energetic, motivated and have the natural drive to achieve results. Those who have excellent analytical skills, are resilient, adaptable to change and who possess a Growth Mindset.   These traits align to our culture and are thus some of the attributes we look for in future Arcadians.


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Facts and figures
  • Number of employees: 10000+
Industry sectors
  • Civil & Structural
  • Environmental
  • Property, Construction & QS
  • Sales & Lettings
  • Property Consultant
  • Property Asset Management
  • Construction
  • Surveying
  • Building Services
  • Engineering