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Summer Internships in Building Services, Structural Engineering & Building Performance

Birmingham, Bristol
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

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Our internships are a fantastic opportunity for you to show us your potential. We actively recruit for our graduate roles from our talented intern community.

We are unable to offer Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship for this role. Therefore, you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the internship opportunity without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.  

Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.

Launch your career with Arup: 

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.

Introduction to Building Services & Structures Performance

Our Building Services & Structures Performance (BSSP) group provides market leading advisory and technical delivery solutions to the built environment, by partnering with our clients to transform their portfolios, estates, and single assets to net zero by 2050. With sustainable development at the heart of every project delivered, we pride ourselves on balancing private and public sector investment returns with the delivery of long-term social outcomes for people, place and society.

Disciplines available within Building Services & Structures Performance

Building Services - Electrical - Summer Internship (click here for more details and to apply)

Available locations are Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield

Our Electrical Building Services Engineers apply their specialist skills to buildings projects across the globe. We offer our clients a broad spectrum of expertise and consulting services in, but not limited to, the following types of developments: commercial and residential developments, tall buildings, Universities, colleges and schools, hospitals and healthcare buildings, laboratories and research facilities, transport projects, including airports and rail stations, sports facilities and stadia, theatres and performance venues, museums and art galleries, large-scale industrial and manufacturing facilities and data centres.  

We are looking for candidates s tudying an MEng or BEng in Electrical, Architectural or Building Services Engineering, or equivalent

Building Services - Mechanical - Summer Internship (click here for more details and to apply)

Available locations are Cardiff and Liverpool

We are currently recruiting for Mechanical or Building Services Engineering Summer Students to join our well-established Buildings teams across the UK. This is an excellent opportunity for students that are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Building Design and sustainability sector to join a multi-disciplinary this summer. You will provide support to team members to deliver an effective and professional service to our clients on strategically won projects. You will assist in preparing designs in co-ordination with the team, and gain a thorough understanding of the role of a design engineer by using relevant software and seeing first-hand how we operate. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of our design teams, you will have the opportunity to work alongside Architects, Building Services, Building Physics and Geotechnical Engineers, Surveyors and Project Managers.

We are looking for candidates st udying an MEng or BEng in Mechanical, Architectural or Building Services Engineering

Civil Engineering - Summer Internship (click here for more details and to apply) 

This opportunity is available in Nottingham

Our Civil Engineers can find themselves working in partnership with our experts in buildings, bridges, tunnels, geotechnics, environmental consulting and transport planning. Energy, collaboration, and effective communication is fundamental to bring these elements together as our Civil Engineering teams are often at the core of these disciplines acting as integrators or facilitators. Our teams also work closely with many external bodies to deliver the project, from clients and architects to statutory approval organisations.  

We are looking for candidates studying a BEng/BSc or MEng in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering 

Public Health and Plumbing Engineering - Summer Internship - (click here for more details and to apply) 

Available locations are Bristol and London

Well-designed water supply and foul and sanitation drainage systems are essential to healthy and sustainable buildings. Arup's environmental services engineers (also known as public health engineers) tackle a range of design challenges. Additionally, on some projects, our environmental services engineers also carry out civil engineering tasks such as below ground drainage design, flood risk analysis and specialist road and pavement designs along with associated earthworks required for new and existing building construction.  

We are looking for candidates studying a BEng or MEng in Mechanical, Architectural or Building Services Engineering

Structural Engineering - Summer Internship (click here for more details and to apply) 

Available locations are Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield

Arup has a reputation for engineering excellence built on some of the most important structures of the last 70 years.  It has maintained this reputation by attracting, training and developing the most promising and perceptive structural engineering graduates. Those people are now designing some of the most important structures of the next 70 years. They form a network of engineers that is connected across the world, sharing projects and resources, delivering global expertise with local knowledge. 

We are looking for candidates studying an MSc/MEng or BEng in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering


What we are looking for:   

We're looking for internship students with curiosity, personal drive, design flair and technical knowhow. If you can combine these skills with an understanding of (or willingness to learn about) and a desire to deliver excellent services for clients, we'd like to hear from you.  

Arup summer internship opportunities typically run for 6-10 weeks. You must be available to start the internship opportunity during Summer 2023 and commit to completing the programme in full.  

What we offer you: 

 Beyond a great salary and stimulating, technically challenging work, Arup offers a range of additional benefits to its people.   

 You'll have access to lots of learning opportunities including a structured induction and ongoing training through Arup university.   

 Additionally, you will have the opportunity to utilise your technical expertise to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work through Arup's community engagement programme.   

Next steps:  

Please click on the role that most interests you to find out further information and to apply. We then ask that you complete the application form, attaching any required documents. We'll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in advance of the application deadline. Our assessment centres for this opportunity will take place from December 2022.  

Different people, shared values: 

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.  

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here. 

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Please let us know if you need any assistance or reasonable adjustments throughout your application and we will do everything we possibly can to support you.  

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