Advanced Apprenticeships - Buildings, Infrastructure and Planning

Arup is a global firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical experts. We use our skills to make a positive difference in the world. This is a brilliant opportunity to build a creative career designing and delivering exciting work in infrastructure, building design and specialist technical services.

Our apprenticeships allow you to study for an academic qualification while working and learning alongside respected, technical professionals. As a Civil or Electrical apprentice, you’ll study at a local college on day release, whereas our Transport Planning apprentices will undertake block study at the Leeds College of Building. Whichever path you choose, you'll combine your learning experience with real responsibilities in the workplace. A dedicated mentor and our learning and development team will guide you through your personal and professional development.

 

Right now we’re looking for Civil, Buildings Structures, Facades, Building Services and Transport Planning Apprentice Technicians to join our teams in London. From your first day you’ll join a community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards an accredited qualification.

You’ll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients. While you’ll have a great deal of responsibility from day one, we’ll give you the chance to take on more as you progress and broaden your skills.

Responsibilities

  • Production of engineering drawings and sketches, including 3D or 2D computer drawings
  • Production of Building Information Models (BIM) (depending on the specifics of the role)
  • Preparation of simple engineering calculations
  • Contributing to solutions for design challenges
  • Taking part in design meetings, site visits, presentations and workshops
  • Helping with the administration of projects

Building Services Apprentice

  • You’ll help a team including architects and engineers to design all kinds of systems such as energy management, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, water services, life-safety systems, communications and building transportation.
  • You’ll work with renewable and emerging technologies, and enjoy the chance to take part in a wide range of projects - from newly built sports stadia, to the refurbishment of historic premises.
  • Your projects could span a variety of sectors, including education, sports, health and industry.
  • At Arup, you will have the advantage of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.
  • BIM enables us to design buildings collaboratively using computer models.
  • As part of your apprenticeship, you'll study towards a level-three qualification in Building Services with one of our local partner colleges.

Building Structures and Facades Apprentice

  • You’ll help a team including engineers and technicians who work with architects to model, draw and assist in designing structures made of steel, concrete, timber and other construction materials.
  • This is design work that really matters. The structures you help to design will form the frames and foundations of all kinds of buildings - from brand new sports stadia, schools and universities, to offices and industrial premises.
  • You could also get involved in the computer modelling and drawing of external parts of buildings, such as car parks and access roads.
  • You will also have the advantage of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, which enables us to design buildings collaboratively using computer models.
  • As part of your apprenticeship, you'll study towards a level-three qualification in Civil Engineering with one of our local partner colleges.

Civil Engineering Apprentice

  • You'll help a team including engineers and other professionals to assess, design and supervise civil engineering works.
  • You’ll work on a wide range of projects - from roads and pavements, to car parks, drainage, and earthworks.
  • Projects and designs will come in all shapes and sizes, and could involve sports stadia, highways, airports, ports, rail schemes, and new buildings.
  • You’ll help us to deliver effective and professional services for a range of varied and high-profile clients such as Highways England, HS2, Sellafield and many others.
  • As part of your apprenticeship, you'll study towards a level-three qualification in Civil Engineering with one of our local partner colleges.

Transport Planning Apprentice

  • You’ll support transport planners in preparing, assessing and implementing policies, plans and projects.
  • This work will be about managing and improving transport systems and services; designing solutions to help businesses grow, protect the environment and bring communities together.
  • You could play a part in high profile projects - designing planning solutions for everything from high speed rail, to airport expansion, to major sporting events.
  • As part of your apprenticeship, you'll study towards a level-three qualification in Transport Planning at the Leeds College of Building.

About you

We’re looking for dynamic and dedicated individuals to join us as apprentices. If you are keen to build a fulfilling career in the design engineering sector and deliver excellent services for clients, we’d like to hear from you.

We’re looking for the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Five or more GCSEs (grade C/four or above) including English and Science
  • Grade B/5 or above in Maths at GCSE
  • Confident working with numbers
  • The ability to produce neat and accurate technical drawings
  • 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

Benefits

  • 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
  • A challenging workload that will make the most of your skills
  • The support you need to develop your career through professional accreditation and training

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