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Infinite possibilities

Starting your career at Arup is an opportunity to be part of a unique culture. One that believes in quality, humanity, ethics and social usefulness and that offers a diverse work environment in which you can flourish.

From urban landmarks to research into the future of venues and infrastructure that sets the stage for world events, you will have the chance to work on some of the most challenging projects around the world from your very first day.

Each year we welcome over 100 graduates to our offices in Hong Kong, mainland China, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. We offer high-calibre graduates, bursting with ideas and curiosity, the support and opportunity to enjoy an interesting and rewarding career.

Developing you from day one

Our new graduates are offered a 1-week induction program to help you understand Arup’s culture and values, and adjust to our fast-paced, collaborative environment as quickly as possible.

Throughout your time as a graduate, you will be provided with structured training via Arup University and local training schemes where necessary. You’ll also receive continual guidance from experienced supervisors and tutors throughout your time as a graduate.

We hire people across a wide range of specialisms – from accounting and finance, through civil and structural engineering, to IT and communications specialists. Some of the things we look for in people include:

  • Studied/studying in a field relevant to the team you are applying for

  • Meet work rights requirements for chosen country

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team

  • Self-motivated, innovative thinker and willing to take on new challenges

  • Well-rounded people, with extra-curricular interests and most importantly a passion for the work we do

Meet our graduates

Scott Chow

I would like to contribute to all kinds of infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and around the world. I’m passionate to use my expertise in civil engineering to make the world a better place and improve people’s quality of life.

Carol Li

The Arup graduate programme provides many unique and invaluable opportunities for fresh graduates to explore our capabilities through working on various projects and to learn through meeting colleagues around the globe.

Sergiu Blebea

The concept of Total Design is the core of all the projects we work on, leading to the delivery of a complete design which solely focuses on addressing the needs and requirements of our clients with innovative and reliable solutions.

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

Our recruitment process is both comprehensive and confidential, designed to make sure we’re a good fit and that you’ll get the most from the program you’re applying for.

Each country in which we recruit his slight variations in its interview process so its important that you are aware of the dates below:

Hong Kong

Application: September to February. You are welcome to apply throughout the year.


Application: throughout the year 


Application: December to June

Mainland China

Application: September to Mar


Application: throughout the year


Application: March to August

Arup east asia graduates doing rock climbing
Applying for a graduate role

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, please email [email protected].

Can I apply for a role that is not in my home country?

Yes. You can apply for any open position in any one of the following locations currently hiring graduates: Hong Kong, mainland China, Macau, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Please note however that your eligibility depends on the hiring country’s qualification requirements, employment laws, work permit and/or visa requirements.

Do I have the opportunities to work in other locations?

One of the many benefits of working for a global firm like Arup is the mobility it offers over the long-term. Our SW@P programme is specially designed for staff in early career stages to rev up their professional development overseas.

How do I apply?

To apply for our graduate programme in East Asia offices, please visit our application portal.

Any personal information you provide will only be used for recruitment purposes, or in relation to your job if your application is successful.

What happens after you receive my CV?

Our interview process varies according to the country and position(s) you have applied for. Applicants who apply through our online portal will receive an email confirming receipt of their CV. Applicants who meet our requirements will be contacted for an interview.

What training and development will I receive?

All fresh graduates are offered a 1-week Induction Programme which helps you to understand Arup’s culture and core values and adapt to our fast-paced, collaborative and innovation-pursuing environment as quickly as possible.

Once starting your journey, we provide structured training via Arup University and local training scheme (if applicable) - a perfect platform to launch a long-term career at Arup. Closely guided by experienced supervisors and tutors, you will receive best-in-class training and gain valuable design office knowledge, skills and experience through lunch and learn, social and mobile learning, rotations and site assignments.

Which career disciplines do you offer?

At Arup, we offer career opportunities across a wide range of specialisms and skills.

We regulalarly recruit people to work in roles and areas of specialism including civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering, architecture, project management, design, consultancy and those will skills across the digital spectrum.

You can find out more about our particular areas of expertise by browsing exploring our industries and services.