Americas graduate programme
Start here, go anywhere
Whatever your technical area of focus or passion, you'll find there's a place for your ideas at Arup. Encouraged and supported to solve challenges, you'll be part of a team delivering outstanding results for our clients and their businesses.
When you start your career with Arup, you will have the opportunity to deliver high quality valuable work for our clients. Our inclusive and diverse work environment will allow you to thrive and build your technical, project management and business development skills needed to be successful in our firm.
In the Americas, we employ more than 1,700 staff across 3 countries and 14 offices. Each year, we hire over 130 of the best and the brightest grads who are passionate about sustainable design, committed to reinventing the built environment, and shaping a better world for our communities.Learn more about life at Arup by joining us at a recruitment event
7 Sept Graduate applications open
31 Mar Graduate applications close
Meet some of our graduates
Every Arupian I have met is driven, dedicated, and knowledgeable, bringing their unique cultural backgrounds and technical expertise to the table.
Working here and seeing the remarkable changes this company makes to be sustainable and spread that knowledge has not only given me the power to believe in the minor changes I can make, but the power we have to make a difference globally.
Being an Arupian feels like being part of a family. My favorite part is the multidisciplinary interactions I have every day, and the diversity within Arup.
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 unrivalled community of experts in a supportive culture where everyone’s happy to help and genuinely wants to see you succeed.
Starting your application
In the Americas, our graduate recruitment takes place from September 1 through March 31 with positions closing as early as December 15. We encourage students to apply as early in the recruitment cycle as possible to provide you with the best opportunity to be considered.
All candidates interested in opportunities will be provided with a fair and equitable opportunity to be considered without bias or discrimination. To ensure this, we take the following steps when making hiring decision for all graduate positions.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions about the application process, please browse the FAQ below. If you have any further questions about graduate recruitment at Arup in the US, Canada or Colombia, please email [email protected].
What vacancies can I apply for?
Arup takes recent graduates from a broad range of degree subjects. The main elements we look for are relevant course content and practical experience, leadership, and an interest in the business area. All roles are listed on our website with required criteria for the specific position.
What is your timeline for graduate recruitment?
Recruiting typically begins in the fall for graduate positions. As we are recruiting for individual roles, the deadline will depend on the specific role that you are interested in. If a specific deadline applies, it will be noted on the job description, however, we encourage you to get your application in early during the recruiting season as we receive multiple applications for each position!
For most of our roles we do not operate on an application deadline, but we do process applications as we receive them. Therefore, we strongly advise candidates to apply as soon as possible to ensure their application is considered.
What kind of people are you looking for?
There is no simple answer to this question. Arup employs people from all different degrees and backgrounds. If you think you fit in with the culture of the firm and are passionate about making a difference, then there may be a role for you!
Can I submit more than one application?
Candidates can complete more than one application form per recruitment cycle. However, please only apply for locations and roles that are suited to your studies and career goals.
What should I do if I have not heard back regarding my application?
If you have not heard back regarding your application, this may mean you are still under consideration for that position. You can log into your candidate profile to see the most up to date status regarding your application.
What vacancies are available at which location?
Vacancies are determined by business need at our 14 different offices in the Americas region. Click the location you are interested in to learn more about each office.
Which roles can I apply for?
We have a wide range of opportunities across the Americas in many of our business areas. View our opportunities pages to see which business areas you can apply for based on your degree subject. We regularly offer graduate opportunities across all of our areas of expertise. We look for the best graduates, not only in engineering but also in a wide range of planning, management and consulting roles!
When will I be expected to start work?
Most of our graduates start work in the spring or summer, after the year following recruitment. However, we do take on graduates throughout the year and will try our best to accommodate your needs where possible. This may depend on your manager’s requirements and the projects you will be working on.
What are your entry requirements?
We generally ask for a sound technical background in a relevant degree. Requirements may vary slightly from job to job, so refer to the job description for the role you are interested in to see if you meet the requirements. However here are some basic criteria that all candidates must meet:
- You should already have, or are about to graduate in, a relevant degree
- You should have obtained, or are predicted to obtain, a 3.0 or above in a relevant degree.
Do you accept applications from graduates requiring a Certificate of Sponsorship?
Yes, Arup accepts applications from candidates who require Employment Sponsorship and will work with our Immigration attorneys, if appropriate, to determine eligibility. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the country of application.
Do you have international vacancies?
As a leading global engineering consulting firm, we have vacancies that span the globe. Please visit our International portal and click on the global region that you are interested in applying to for more information on the vacancies in that area.
What do I do if I have a disability or learning difference which may affect the interview process?
Candidates have the opportunity to disclose any disability or learning difference they may have on their application form. We will then make any appropriate arrangements for you should you reach a further stage in our recruitment process. The information gathered during the recruitment process is only used to allow for adjustments to be made for the interview, and is not considered in any other context of your application.
What training and development will I receive?
Training and professional development of our graduates is very important to us at Arup. Everyone who joins us as a graduate should join us with the aim of becoming accredited with the most appropriate professional body and you will receive relevant tuition reimbursement to pursue this. There is a comprehensive portfolio of training available to enhance the knowledge, skills and outlook of all staff members. However, most of your learning will be done through on-the-job learning and exposure to real clients from the day you join.
What about career progression?
You may choose to develop your career within your chosen business area (ie, discipline). However, it is also possible to move into a different discipline, as long as you have suitable experience and we have a vacancy in that area.
What can I expect to do in my first few years?
Every graduate’s first few years at Arup are different. You can expect lots of challenges, exposure to high profile clients and projects, responsibility for your work and, many training and development opportunities.
What are your salary ranges?
We offer a competitive salary as part of our overall graduate package. The exact figure will depend on your level of qualification and degree discipline.
Learning and development
Find out more about how being a graduate at Arup will help shape your career