Careers at ARUP
The company was founded with a clear philosophy and values, which drive Arup’s success and how the company operates to this day. It strives for an open-minded, inclusive and diverse workforce that approaches modern engineering and design challenges in a way that is innovative, and focuses on endurance and quality.
Arup offers a graduate programme, internships and apprenticeships in a wide range of disciplines such as civil engineering, digital consultancy and project management. Its 16,000 employees work in 33 countries and there is a great appreciation for diversity and collaboration
The aim is that every employee has the support for development that they need.
ARUP Application Process
Virtual Assessment Centre
The application process for Arup is streamlined and comprises three steps:
- Online application
- Aptitude tests
- Assessment centre
The final stage of the application process is the virtual assessment centre. During this you will undertake an interview, a technical/written exercise, and a group exercise.
ARUP Online Application
Once you have found a vacancy that interests you, you can submit your online application. This includes background information such as personal details, your work history, and other achievements and skills that make you the right person for this position.
The first stage of the process is to submit your credentials and answer the initial questions about why you are suited for the role. Many of these questions will be ‘motivational’ questions, ie they are interested in knowing what motivates you.
Make sure that you can clearly state why you are interested in this specific role, what drew you to Arup as a company, and why they should hire you.
It is important to note that for the early careers programmes you may only submit one application per recruiting period, so it is important that you apply for the role that you are most passionate about and suited to.
ARUP Aptitude Tests
ARUP Situational Judgement Test
A situational judgement test is a type of psychometric test that assesses your values and behavioural choices, rather than knowledge or practical skills.
You will be presented with hypothetical workplace scenarios and asked to pick a response which you feel is the most appropriate in that situation.
There is no way to ‘cheat’ these kinds of tests, but you should be mindful of the company’s values and ethics, as well as the demands of the role you have applied for.
Arup has a strong emphasis on teamwork, diversity and collaborative work, so when applying, keep that in mind when answering this questionnaire. Have a look at some situational judgement test tips for more advice.
There is no time limit for this test, but it is best to do it in one sitting. You can do practice situational judgement tests to get familiar with the type of questions asked and the format of the test.