Architect Degree Level 7 Apprenticeship

Type: Apprentice
Region: London

A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

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We solve the world’s most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible. We explore challenges with curiosity and creativity – using technology, imagination and rigour to deliver remarkable outcomes.

The Opportunity 

Right now we’re looking for a well-motivated and creative Level 7 Apprentice who is keen to be involved in challenging and innovative projects, based in our office in London.  

Architecture has been an integral part of Arup for over 50 years. Our reputation was built on designing buildings that were at the forefront of innovation, sustainability and people-centred design.  

As part of the global firm of 16,000 designers, planners, engineers, consultants, and technical experts in more than 90 offices around the world, we have unrivalled access to the skills and expertise needed to create ‘Total Architecture’. We have architectural practices in the UK, Europe, the Americas, Australasia and East Asia and we are growing.    

We are looking for people who would like to join our community of Architects in a mission to Shape a Better World. We continue to design buildings that are simple, purposeful, efficient and beautiful, that are technologically advanced and sensitive to environmental and human needs in line with Ove Arup’s vision for ‘Total Architecture’.  

Our projects span various sectors, including transport, sport, science and industry, commercial buildings, and social infrastructure and we work closely with Arup’s unparalleled range of engineers and specialists to create the most beneficial outcome for our clients, for society and for the planet.    

We offer our staff the opportunity to undertake short or long-term assignments to other regions and research is central to our culture. Arup University and our Foresight and Innovation team allow us to differentiate our services and encourage individuals to follow their passions in their work. Our teams have access to state of the art digital tools, and the flexibility to work from home for up to 3 days each week – we are committed to providing the highest quality services to our clients whilst also championing wellbeing for all members of our team.  

We are looking for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent plus 3 A-Levels at grade C or above and 5 GCSE including Maths and English at grade C/4/5 or above. 

IMPORTANT – If you decide to apply, please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Your anonymised portfolio
  • A word document listing the following, with no personal information added:

    • University Qualifications
    • University Modules
    • Professional Experience
    • Software and drawing skills

  • A Cover Letter

Please upload as part of the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of your application. Do NOT upload your CV – please remove all personal information from supporting documents, including your name and university from the portfolio (including any header and/or footers).

Is this role right for you?

We’re looking for apprentices who are curious and ready to evolve how they think and work. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we’d like to hear from you.

You should be able to start this opportunity no later than September 2024.

Please note 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 apprenticeship opportunity without our sponsorship?in order for?your application to be considered.?

What we offer you

At Arup, we care about each member’s success, so we can grow together

Guided by our values, we provide an attractive total reward package that recognises the contribution of each of our members to our shared success. As well as competitive, fair and equitable pay, we offer a career in which all of our members can belong, grow and thrive – through benefits that support health and wellbeing, a wide range of learning opportunities and many possibilities to have an impact through the work they do.  

We are owned in trust on behalf of our members, giving us the freedom, with personal responsibility, to set our own direction and choose work that aligns with our purpose and adds to Arup’s legacy. Our members collaborate on ambitious projects to deliver remarkable outcomes for our clients and communities. Profit Share is a key part of our reward, enabling permanent members to share in the results of our collective efforts. 

We also provide for our permanent members Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you’ll have access to flexible benefits?to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs. 

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