The application process
Arup strives to be a great place to work and develop. And in order to keep it great, we’re looking for exceptional people to join us. As well as having excellent, relevant academic results, you will be hungry to explore opportunity and eager to make difference in shaping a better world.
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.
So you know what to expect after you click ‘Apply’, we’ve outlined the stages of our selection process below.
1. Initial selection
Once we’ve received your online application, we’ll then review your application against the following criteria:
evidence of team interaction
written communication skills
your responses to the additional questions
your working rights in Australia
If your application is successful at this stage, we’ll let you know and you’ll be invited to interview.
2. Pre-interview psychometric assessment
Prior to your interview we’ll email you a link to allow you to complete an online personality profile. You’ll need to complete this at least two days before your interview. This step is primarily only used as part of the application process for the Graduate Development Program.
Your interview will be held at one of Arup’s offices and take approximately two hours and will consist of the following elements:
Interview: you will be interviewed by a representative from our HR team and a person representing the group to which you’ve applied. You may be asked to discuss examples of your university design / project assignments.
Psychometric assessment: you will be asked to complete a series of verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning tests.
4. Reference check
Two of your referees will be contacted to conduct a reference check.
Pending suitable references from your nominated referees we will post you a written offer of employment. The offer pack will also include further information about Arup and the specific conditions and benefits of your employment.
6. Acceptance and start date
Your acceptance of a position is by a signed and returned employment contract. A start date is also agreed at this stage.