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Arup attracts top graduates in Singapore


3 September 2012

In partnership with Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Arup has awarded 5 scholarships to talented young people who aspire to lead and shape the future of Singapore's built environment.

Graduates will begin their Arup journey with a two-year programme that will give them career mobility, constant interaction with globally respected experts and to develop a specialism of their own.

With over 10,000 employees across 90 offices around the world, Arup brings together a healthy mix of people who learn and share knowledge, who are forward design thinkers and thought leaders in the built industry. Arup staff are also happy people. From an internal survey conducted, as many as 85% of Arup employees have reported high levels of job satisfaction^. In Singapore, this was further affirmed when Arup was awarded for being one of the Top People Friendly Firms to work for#.

Our founder, Sir Ove Arup created a company that is managed and run in a humanitarian way, placing emphasis on happiness, growth and well-being of every employee. Human capital and talent building is the heartbeat of our business. Given our culture and the scale of our projects, Arup will be able to provide a holistic development platform for our graduates, giving them unlimited and unparallel opportunities for personal and professional growth. ” Diana Cross HR Lead, Arup Australasia

The BCA-Industry Built Environment Scholarship represents the concerted efforts of the BCA and leading industry players to offer young people with high potential the opportunity of a rewarding career in the built environment industry. A record number of 106 scholarships were given out this year. 61 scholarships are tenable for studies in leading local universities* while the remaining 45 were awarded to students pursuing diploma studies in the local polytechnics and the BCA Academy.

^ Arup internal survey: # Survey conducted by Hewitt Singapore in 2009.*Universities include National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).