Local recruitment: Industrial Internship in Energy, Water & Resources


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

  • Locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Whitehaven
  • Job Type: Industrial Internship, Internships
  • Closing Date: 23 March 2023
  • Ref: 3336

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 placement opportunity without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.  

Please be aware that we can only accept one application during each recruitment period, so please only apply for the position that suits you best. If you decide to apply for a different role, please withdraw your first application before submitting the new one.

Launch your career with Arup:  

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.

Introduction to Energy, Water and Resources 

​The energy sector is in transition towards a net zero future. We’re committed to working with clients, the wider industry and government partners to get there as fast as possible by exploring low carbon and net zero solutions that are sustainable and long term. Whether it’s investment or transaction advice, energy system integration, or the detailed design of energy infrastructure, or supporting the planning of new offshore wind developments we help clients to chart a sustainable path forward

Arup helps the world manage its water – from the supply of clean drinking water to understanding flood risks, from drainage to sanitation. We’ve evolved our own ‘Design with water’ methodology, drawn on our experiences designing, implementing, and maintaining water infrastructure around the world. ‘Design with water’ places an understanding of the local water cycle at the centre of responses to wider local issues like economic development, food and agriculture, community, and energy use. 

We use consultancy, engineering, and research to bring the most insightful approaches to energy, water and resource projects wherever they are in the world. 

Disciplines available within Energy, Water and Resources 

Chemical Engineering (click here to find out more and apply)

This opportunity will be based in Leeds

The Arup Process Engineering team currently have an opportunity for a chemical engineering industrial intern to join the team.  You will be expected to undertake a 12 month internship. 

The work is extremely varied involving projects across many different sectors, such as a water and wastewater treatment, waste, energy, hydrogen, nuclear and other process related industrial work. Our team is focused both on the local market and international opportunities, supporting local Arup efforts across the globe. Our main goal is to deliver sustainable solutions to our clients. 

To strengthen our capabilities, we are looking for Graduates to join our team of bright professionals in Leeds. From your first day, you’ll join an unrivalled community of experts, where everyone is supported in their career path and encouraged to work towards a professional qualification. 

You are expected to have a good understanding of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. Experience of system design, programming and digital tools such as Hysys would be beneficial.  

We are looking for individuals who are currently working towards a master’s level degree in Chemical Engineering. 

Civil Engineering (Click here for more information and to apply)

Available locations; Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield & Whitehaven

Our Civil Engineers can find themselves working in diverse roles from river and coastal engineering, dams and reservoirs, sustainable urban drainage, green infrastructure, tunnels, site development and water or wastewater infrastructure and treatment.  Energy, collaboration, and effective communication is fundamental to success as our Civil Engineering teams are often at the core of these projects acting as integrators or facilitators, working closely with many internal specialists and external bodies from clients and contractors to statutory approval organisations.  

Please be aware, due to the nature of the work in Whitehaven, applicants must be security clearable.

We are looking for candidates who are working towards a degree in Civil Engineering. 

Electrical Engineering (Click here for more information and to apply)

Available locations: Whitehaven & Leeds

Our Electrical Engineers apply their specialist skills to projects across the globe. We offer our clients a broad spectrum of expertise and consulting services in, but not limited to the following industries:

  • Water – water and wastewater treatment, pumping stations, reservoirs, water distribution;
  • Energy – hydro, CHP, waste-to-energy, wind, gas;
  • Power – HV/LV Transmission and Distribution;
  • Industrial Clients – steam generation, chemical handling;
  • Process – food and beverage processing.

Please be aware, due to the nature of the work in Whitehaven, applicants must be security clearable.

We are looking for candidates who are working towards a bachelor’s or master’s level degree in Electrical Engineering, General Engineering, Engineering Science, Power Systems Engineering, Energy Engineering or Communications Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering (Click here for more information and to apply)

Available locations; Whitehaven

Our Mechanical Engineers apply their specialist skills to deliver design and consulting services for the vital infrastructure that makes modern life possible. Our work includes, but is not limited to water and water treatment, bio-resources, pumping stations, reservoirs, active flood defences, hydro power, offshore wind and renewable energy, steam generation, industrial manufacturing and process plants.

Please be aware, due to the nature of the work in Whitehaven, applicants must be security clearable.

We are looking for candidates who are working towards a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical or General EngineeringEngineering.

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.   




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development