Arcadis

Employees
UK: 3,000
Internationally: 27,000

Opportunities
Graduate Vacancies: 80 (2018)
Internships: 80 (2018)

Website Arcadis UK
Facebook @Arcadis Global
Twitter @ArcadisUK
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What does your organisation do?

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets.  Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets.  Our 27,000 strong team work all over the world.  We build rail systems in Doha and provide clean water in Sao Paulo.  We’re improving social housing in Glasgow and transport links in Wales.

It’s a complex business.  But while our expertise and projects reach far and wide, they’re also united under the same simple vision: to improve quality of life.

At Arcadis, we recognise the value of difference and encourage our people to be themselves at work.  Whether you are just starting out, mid-career or have many years of experience, we embrace an open and unique outlook on life from every one of our employees.  We know that the best creative and innovative thinking for our clients comes from individual diversity and a supportive dynamic work environment.  Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life.

What area(s) / disciplines of engineering and technology do you recruit?

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Systems
  • Water (flood)
  • Transport planning
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

How do you create an inclusive workforce?

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life.

Wherever you sit within the Arcadis family, your unique perspective is valued.  Our collaborative culture recognises the valuable role everyone one of us plays in achieving our vision.

Top 5 tips for applying for a role at Arcadis

  1. Be Yourself
  2. Passionate about your career
  3. Shows initiative and knowledge
  4. Innovative
  5. Embraces diversity

Role Models

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Name: Kelley Price
Job Title: Learning and Development Coordinator
Engineering Discipline: Enabling Functions

I have cerebral palsy and dyslexia and have lived with these conditions for my whole life. My biggest obstacles are fear and misunderstanding, both from my point of view and other people. Only recently, I have become aware of how I've been in denial.

Having joined the Disability Workstream, I realise how I have often been scared to talk meaningfully about my disability and the affect it has on me. Now I feel empowered to use my experience and share my story to raise awareness and give others the confidence to talk about their disability, or for people to not be afraid to ask questions.

This experience has enlightened me and made me feel more comfortable in my own skin, and the company I work in. This is an ongoing journey for me and one that I am excited to go on.

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Name: Dany Johnny
Job Title: Assistant Project Manager
Engineering Discipline: Rail, Infrastructure

I was afraid to come out at work because I feared I would not be accepted. I thought coming out might affect my career prospects and would change the way my managers and colleagues thought of me.

Since coming out to my colleagues I have been amazed at how supportive and encouraging they have been. Now I feel free and proud of who I am, my confidence has increased and I have become a happy person at work again!

I am really proud that Arcadis promotes an inclusive workplace and for me it was particularly important to see their support for Pride. It gave me the courage to shed my camouflage (which I later knew was not much of a disguise anyway!) and felt the confidence to say: Yes, I am a member of the LGBT+ without any fear.

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Name: Tristan Herbert
Job Title: Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Engineering Discipline: Aviation, Infrastructure

I joined the Race Workstream as I wanted to make a change to how we perceive and learn about other cultures. I think it is great that Arcadis provides a platform for us to raise awareness and engage with people from all types of backgrounds.

As part of the Workstream, we launched a 'Black History Month Live' event which consisted of traditional Caribbean food and a live band playing cultural music – it was a huge success. The bar was packed and it was certainly an event to remember!

We will continue to raise awareness about different races and work on understanding and overcoming career barriers. Most importantly we plan to reach out to the wider community, aiming to work with external organisations to learn from them and inspire others.