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Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world.   

Introduction to Cities, Planning & Design   

Every city faces tough development challenges, from meeting the needs of growing populations to tackling air pollution to improving economic opportunity. These issues must also be aligned to a transition to net zero and adaptation to climate risks.   

Arup is active in hundreds of cities across the world supporting city leaders and authorities, investors, developers and community groups to shape a better future for their city. Our strategists, economists, urban planners, designers, and technical specialists are working across multiple cities that vary enormously in terms of their age, scale, and physical make-up, applying an integrated approach to solve their issues. Our aim is to produce more sustainable environments and buildings, improve transport connectivity, achieve cleaner air, provide better access to health and education facilities and stimulate more economic activity.    

We work as a global network of experts, able to develop ideas and share knowledge between cities that face similar challenges, before developing an effective local response.   

We always aim to become a partner to cities who want to build a future that works for everyone.   

Opportunities available within our Cities, Planning & Design Portfolio are listed below

Landscape Architecture

Available locations: Bristol or Cardiff 

Arup provides an integrated approach and delivers sustainable solutions to the design of cities and complex urban and rural environments. We are a team of landscape architects, GIS, digital and visualisation experts working on a variety of projects across the world. Our landscape architecture teams work side by side with a wide range of Arup's other specialist disciplines, including urban design, architecture, ecology, town planning, sustainability experts, engineering, cost consulting and project management.   

We are looking for individuals who are currently working towards a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in landscape architecture/design/planning/management/restoration, architecture, geography, horticulture, garden design, urban design, environmental science or environmental conservation.  A Masters or Post Graduate Diploma qualification in Landscape Architecture or Landscape Management is desirable.   

Transport Planning 

This opportunity will be based in Bristol  

Our Transport Planners specialise in producing sustainable policy, plans, frameworks and masterplans that, in turn, give us the insight to guide projects that are in sympathy with visions for local or regional development. Our planning, policy and economic experts work collaboratively with specialists from a wide range of backgrounds, including environmental, design, energy, sustainability, legal, costing, engineering and infrastructure and transactions to ensure that our advice is pragmatic and delivers value.   

We are looking for individuals who are currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in subjects relating to Civil or other Engineering, Geography, Planning, Economics, Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Data/Computer Science with a prediction of 2:1 or higher OR; Data analytics or Transport Planning-based master's degree or other relevant topic with a prediction of Pass or above is advantageous.  

What we're looking for 

We're looking for placement 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 industrial placement opportunities typically run for 11-12 months. You must be available to start the placement opportunity from 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'll 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.   


Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work.   

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