Your ideas and fresh thinking can help solve the future climate resilience, biodiversity and social challenges we face in a rapidly changing world. We are committed to creating a sustainable future – it's at the heart of all our work. 

Our Graduate Development Programme runs in Australia and New Zealand. Our programme blends hands-on experience with technical knowledge, giving you the opportunity to learn while creating city-shaping projects. You will work alongside some of the industry’s most passionate and creative minds, creating sustainable solutions. Learn about our markets, the disciplines we work in, and what to expect in a graduate role. Download the Graduate Opportunities Handbook.

What do we look for?

  • Enthusiastic people who have recently graduated or are currently studying  a relevant degree

  • Passion for sustainable development and shaping a better world

  • Critical, innovative thinkers

  • Growth mindset with openness to explore new ideas and ways of working

  • Adaptability to take on new challenges

We create spaces where everyone feels seen and included and able to perform at their best. We take an approach to flexible working that supports the diversity and wellbeing of our graduates.

We welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds as well as people living with disability and provide workplace adjustments.


  • Australian Workplace Equality Index

    Australasia Workplace Equality Index

  • Prosple's 2024 Top 100 Graduate graduate employer

    Top Graduate Employer

Learning and development

Our programme covers three key learning pillars: 

  1. Understanding self
  2. Understanding business
  3. Understanding clients

During the programme, you will have access to:

  • Arup University to continue your learning and personal development
  • Ongoing mentoring from experienced practitioners in your field
  • Direct involvement with specialist skills networks both regionally and globally
  • Ongoing professional development (technical and non-technical) 
  • Support for career progression, chartership/professional qualification, and association membership


To be eligible for the graduate development programme, candidates:

  • Must be in the final year of their degree or will have completed a relevant degree before the programme commences.
  • Must not have more than 12 months of experience in a graduate or equivalent role.  
  • Meet the work rights criteria in the country of application. 

Work rights criteria

  • Australia: Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, Graduate Visa, or Visa with unrestricted working rights in Australia.

  • New Zealand: New Zealand Citizen, New Zealand Permanent Resident or Visa with unrestricted working rights in New Zealand.

Application process

Applying for a graduate role

  1. 1

    Online application

    You will need to submit an online application during our recruitment period. We will ask you to share some of your details, including a copy of your resume and most recent academic transcript. In this application, you will be invited to select your top preferences from our available roles.

  2. 2

    Initial selection

    You’ll be assessed against various criteria to determine your suitability and eligibility to the programme. We will review your area of study, interests and prior experience (both academic and professional). We also look to assess your cultural fit and understand your teamwork and communication skills.

  3. 3


    Held in person at your local Arup office or online, selected candidates will meet with professionals from their selected discipline. This will provide us with the opportunity to get to know one another better.

  4. 4


    Successful candidates will receive a verbal offer, followed by a written letter of offer sent via email.

  5. 5


    Accepted offers of employment will be signed and returned to us, allowing us to commence the onboarding process and get ready to welcome our new graduates.

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