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South Africa

Arup has been working in Africa for over 60 years. We have offices in Botswana, Mauritius and South Africa which comprises the Southern Africa sub-region and have delivered projects across the continent. We now have over 450 people in the sub-region, supported by a global team of over 9,000 experts.

Unmatched opportunity

We can offer graduate engineers, designers, planners and consultants unmatched opportunities to build rewarding and exciting careers. Our motto is to ‘shape a better world’ and that extends to ensuring your professional and personal development. We provide tailored training, and the chance to work on some of the most ambitious and technically challenging projects in Africa; rubbing shoulders with a truly global and diverse team of colleagues – many of which are world-leaders in their field.

World-class projects

Take a look at some of the projects our teams in southern Africa have delivered:

  • Mauritius Commercial Bank (MBC) – Mauritius

  • Transnet’s New Multi Products Pipeline Project (NMPPP) – South Africa 

  • Pick ‘n’ Pay Flagship Store, Hurlingham – South Africa 

  • Grootegeluk, Limpopo – South Africa (see more projects in South Africa) 

  • Letsibogo Dam – Botswana (see more projects in Botswana)

Socially responsible

Shaping a better world also extends to our commitment to the local environment, heritage and communities. We are regular supporters of CESA Job Shadow Day – an annual initiative to give high school students a chance to experience a day working in the engineering sector.

Every 18 July (the birthday of Nelson Rolinhlanhla Mandela), we participate in The Mandela Day Campaign by encouraging every staff member to donate 67 minutes of their time to a local charity. We also raise money for and donate services to local charities throughout the year.


Each year we take on graduates and bursars across our offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. If you would like to be considered for next year's intake go to Arup Jobs AJ118144 and AJ 118147 respectively. Please apply online. You will need to have a copy of your CV and Academic Record ready.

Eligibility criteria

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to demonstrate that you hold:

  • Legally entitlement to work in the country (proof of residency or citizenship required) 

  • A relevant degree or qualification. 

  • Academic record.