Infinite possibilities

At Arup our people are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to transform the world’s infrastructure and built environment.

We offer industry leading apprenticeships across a diverse range of disciplines, which we continue to expand each year. Our apprenticeships provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace, with qualifications designed to support your career ambitions.

We are proud to regularly feature as one of the top UK employers of Apprentices. It’s a testament to our commitment to providing a solid foundation to your development.

Whether you are at school and unsure of your next move, are looking to study a Level 7 Apprenticeship to top up an existing qualification, or simply want a change in career direction, we’re sure to have a role that interests you and complements your natural strengths.

November Apprenticeship applications open

70 Apprentices recruited annually

Meet our Apprentices

Alice Warbrick

The apprenticeship programme at Arup offers endless possibilities. There is opportunity for progression if you work hard.

Drew Mitchell

I plan to stay at Arup for as long as possible and progress within the company, expanding my knowledge and skills along the way.

Hannah Mehr

I chose the Arup apprenticeship programme as I wanted to work in a professional environment on complex and interesting tasks.

Taking your career forward with Arup

Our aim to provide fulfilling and rewarding careers demonstrates our commitment to our people. From your first day, you’ll join an unrivaled community of experts in a supportive culture where everyone’s happy to help and genuinely wants to see you succeed.

Apprentice recruitment

Each year we recruit around 70 Apprentices across our UK offices, which span 16 locations. We have a strong network of friendly, experienced Apprentices and Graduates who look forward to helping you settle into your role. They’ve been in your shoes and offer great support and advice to our new joiners, so you’re never alone. From the moment you start, you’ll also have the support of your manager, your mentor and your education provider.

Our Apprentices start in August each year, and once you’ve had some time to settle into your team, you’ll be invited to attend a Welcome Event to meet other Apprentices from across the firm.

Start your application

We open for applications in November, and each vacancy has a clear closing date which you’ll find published on the job description.. You can also sign up for email job alerts so that you’re automatically notified when a new position is advertised.

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To support you through this process we organise regular live chats with our Early Careers Team and recent Apprentices. To find out the next scheduled chat or to receive application advice, please email us at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the application process involve?

Our application process consists of the following stages: 

  • Online application form
  • Strength based exercise
  • Shortlisting by hiring manager
  • An assessment centre consisting of a group activity and an interview

When is your deadline for applications?

You’ll find deadlines for specific roles included in the job description and within the advertisement on our website. We process applications as soon as we receive them and so we strongly advise candidates to submit early applications.

How many application forms can I submit?

You can only complete one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. Additional applications will be regretted.

What is the structure of the Apprentice Assessment Session

You’ll meet the hiring team and recent apprentices, take part in a group activity and an interview. You will also meet with a member of the Early Careers Team to discuss learning, development, rewards and benefits. Assessment centres may vary depending on the role, but you’ll be given more information in your invite.

Can I claim for my travel expenses to the Apprentice Assessment Session?

We’ll refund reasonable travel expenses. Details of how to claim will be provided during the assessment centre. Applicants with valid receipts are reimbursed up to £100 towards travel expenses if your expenses are more than this please contact our team at [email protected].

When will I be expected to start work?

Most of our apprentices start work in August, before attending our Welcome Event.

If you require an earlier or later start date please let us know and we will do our best to meet your needs, depending on current projects and management requirements.

What do I do if I have a disability or learning difference which may affect my performance during the selection process?

You’ll get the chance to tell us about any disability or learning difference on your application form and before coming to the assessment. We’ll then make the appropriate arrangements for you. The information gathered during this process is only used to make reasonable adjustments and is not considered in any other context of your application.

What can I expect to do as an apprentice?

As an apprentice, you’ll study at a local college on day release, working towards an accredited qualification and combine this experience with workplace learning. Some apprenticeships, for example in HR or finance, take place entirely within the workplace.

Whichever your chosen apprenticeship, you’ll be given a mentor who’ll guide you through your professional and personal development. You’ll also have regular contact with our Learning and Development team.

Will I have to reapply once I finish my apprenticeship?

All our apprenticeships are fulltime permanent positions, there is a 6 months’ probation period which we will ensure you have the skills and support needed to pass.

How will Covid-19 effect my offer of employment?

Due to the pandemic, we have been making some essential changes to our business, such as transitioning to working from home and the introduction of new technology to enable us to support our colleagues and clients as effectively as possible. It’s difficult to know when we’ll be back in the office and any further adaptations we will need to make, but please rest assured we will keep you posted with any updates as we move through this challenging period. Our recruiters will keep in touch with you and inform you as soon as possible whenever we have any updates.