Arup Vacation Student - Buildings Structures (Civil) in Queensland, Australia

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With a love of innovation from design to project management, we are the trusted consultants that make the extraordinary possible. That’s why, at Arup, the possibilities are infinite.

The Opportunity

Arup’s Buildings Structures team in Cairns are seeking talented Civil Engineering students for our acclaimed Summer Vacation Program.

We look for students who are ready to jump into the professional world; diverse individuals with inquisitive minds and a desire to challenge. You will work alongside skilled professionals and contribute to the success of real projects. You will also enjoy learning sessions with technical experts within your team, working on local projects and all kinds of social events.

Above all, you will be treated like future graduates, and you’ll be perfectly placed to join us when you complete your studies.

Why Arup?

You’ll notice that we’re not the only organisation to work on large-scale, high-profile projects. Or the only one to have thousands of staff around the globe. Nor are we the only one to offer our clients a multidisciplinary service. So you might be wondering what sets us apart.

On July 9, 1970, our founder, Ove Arup stood before his partners in Winchester, England and made what would become known as ‘The Key Speech’.

“We shape a better world” was his message and it remains our mantra. Because we’re independent, we can do well by doing good. Owned in trust for the benefit of our employees, we don’t have to answer to external stakeholders.

Instead we live according to ‘reasonable prosperity’. Naturally, as a business we make a profit. But what we do with it is rather different from the norm.

60% of our profits are reinvested back into the company. This goes to research, training, sports and social activities; to our charities, and to allow us to take risks on projects. 40% is shared between employees in our profit share scheme. And that’s it – none goes on anything else. People trump profits.

Like our founder, we are part engineer, part philosopher. We are 12,000 designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists free to bend steel to our idealistic will. We are the defenders of visions against the barrage of short-term distractions. And we serve only our clients, our community and our conscience. Because Arup is not just our company. It’s our legacy.

Application Details

  • We encourage you to apply early.

  • Complete your Online Application Form and an account will be created for you.

  • Upload a cover letter, CV and current academic transcript.

  • We’ll confirm receipt and, after the application deadline, we’ll let you know if you are successfully through to the interview stage.

  • We believe in tailoring assessment to the role and the applicant, so what happens next will vary. It will certainly include a phone or face-to-face interview. You’ll also be invited to meet the team and office before joining us.

Job: Structural

Title: Vacation Student - Buildings Structures (Civil)

Location: Australia-Queensland-Cairns

Requisition ID: CAI00000C