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Advanced Apprenticeships - Buildings & Infrastructure - Bristol

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    2 February 2020

Interested In This Role?

Have you ever looked up at a striking new building and wondered how it was built? Or how about a bridge, or a road, or a railway?  

Do you find that you have a natural aptitude and passion for STEM subjects but have wondered how you could use these in a practical way in a later career? 

Do you have interests in using digital technology and want to put those skills into practice in your career? 

Do you want to continue to study towards a further qualification but want to take home a wage each month too? 

If you answered yes to any of the above, then starting a career as an Engineering Design Apprentice may well be for you. Engineers and Technicians at Arup are fundamental in the process of turning somebody's vision for a construction project from a concept, to a design (3D computer models and technical drawings), to a construction site, to a finished article. We are looking for the next generation of talented people to help us 'shape a better world'. 

Collaboration between many types of Engineering disciplines are needed to bring these projects to life - Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil, Rail, Bridges and Water Engineers to name but a few.  At Arup we employ a huge variety of skilled professionals to work alongside Architects, Project Managers and Contractors to deliver the end goal of our Clients. 

At Arup we pride ourselves on providing a vibrant, open and diverse culture which allows our apprentices to thrive. In helping to develop innovative solutions to complicated problems, the type of work you will get involved in will vary greatly; from 3D computer modelling, to calculations, to presenting designs to collaborators…and much more. 

The projects you may be involved in could include; sports stadia, roads, airports, ports, railways, historic building refurbishment projects to list a few. 

As an apprentice you will study towards a qualification in Engineering with one of our local partner Colleges or Universities. 

We're looking for applicants with the following qualifications, attributes and skills; 

  • Five or more GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at grade C/4 or above, including English and Science
  • Grade B/5 or above in Maths at GCSE
  • Enjoy working with numbers
  • Interest in using computers for design work, calculations and testing
  • The ability to organise your own work and always be on time
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Lots of enthusiasm for this learning and development opportunity
  • People who are engaged with the Arup philosophy and would view this as not just a job

What will we offer in return?

There are infinite possibilities when you join Arup. You'll receive all the opportunities that come with a fulfilling career, including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Profit share scheme
  • A comprehensive package, including a flexible benefits fund and a generous pension
  • An interesting and varied workload where you'll make a tangible difference to the world
  • A collaborative and friendly team in an excellent working environment
  • An exciting workload that will make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

Additional Information

We will be holding an Open Evening on Thursday 23rd January, from 6pm to 7:30pm. We recommend that you attend to find out more about our selection process and opportunities at Arup. You can sign up to the event here.

You are welcome to bring up to a maximum of two guests with you to this event (for example, parents, carers, siblings or friends). Please email us at to confirm the number of guests that will be attending with you. Registrations for this event will close at 8pm on Sunday 19th January. Please ensure you register prior to the closing prior to the closing date.

You must be available to commence employment no later than August 2020 in order to be considered for this role.

All correspondence relating to the selection process will be issued via email. Please ensure you check your emails regularly to receive up-to-date information on your application.

Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.

Shape your time with us
Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

 At Arup, you'll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  As a firm with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.  


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