Industrial Trainee

Arup Foresight, Research and Innovation (FRI) FRI is a multi-disciplinary team with representatives in Arup’s offices in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and Brisbane. As part of the Arup University, the FRI team carries out and manages research into trends and issues affecting the built environment and society.

ARUP FORESIGHT, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY SEPTEMBER 2018 – SEPTEMBER 2019

We are excited to recruit an intern to work with Arup’s Foresight, Research and Innovation (FRI) team in London. The internship will commence in September 2018 and continue for one year. Please find background details and requirements for application below:

Arup Foresight, Research and Innovation (FRI) FRI is a multi-disciplinary team with representatives in Arup’s offices in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and Brisbane. As part of the Arup University, the FRI team carries out and manages research into trends and issues affecting the built environment and society. FRI also conducts and designs workshops, delivers research programmes and manages a broad range of projects and interactions with internal and external clients. The team also has responsibility for managing Arup’s corporate R&D activities. This involves the development of the global research strategy, the management of relationships with strategic partners and the dissemination of research outcomes.

All candidates will need to have EU citizenship or the relevant permit to work and reside in the UK BEFORE applying for the internship.

Requirements

  • Competence in desktop and other forms of research, including picture research and an interest in Futures, horizon scanning and sustainability.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with some writing experience. (Though not a requirement, proofreading skills would be advantageous.)
  • Sound video, visual design and graphics skills and a thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Illustrator).
  • Experience of developing content for websites and of writing concise copy as well as a good knowledge of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook etc.
  • Experience in story telling and/or the communication of research outcomes, trends, insights and/or design concepts.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Though not a requirement, video and WordPress website editing skills would be useful.

 

Tasks

The intern will help prepare publications and bid applications, assist with the organisation of workshops and co-design materials and other presentations. The intern will also be expected to contribute material to the various digital platforms curated by the team and help monitor how the sites are being used. He/she will also help capture research case studies and support the publication of the new corporate research strategy. From time to time the intern will be required to design printed material such as posters, leaflets as well as presentations. The intern will occasionally provide assistance with exhibitions, public events and talks. Updating databases in Excel are also part of the intern’s day-to-day tasks as well as keeping our meeting space, library and stationery cupboard tidy.

Basic salary and working hours

Salary will be in the region of £20,000 per annum. Like other Arup staff, the intern will be expected to work for 37.5 hours per week. There is no entitlement to payment for overtime, but if the intern is asked to work overtime, he/she may arrange time off in lieu. Holidays 22 days per annum (pro rated).

Applying to this role

If you are interested in applying for this internship, please send a full CV with a cover letter by email to research@arup.com. In addition, please compose a 500-word text on a topic of your choice that reflects your interest in the future of the built environment or a specific research interest relevant to the built environment. Architecture and design students wishing to send samples of their work should please zip attached files and limit them to a maximum of 10Mbs. Applications for this role will be taken on an on-going basis. Closing date for this role is open until the position is filled.