Candidates FAQs


We can make a variety of adjustments and for different reasons. Please contact our Arcadis Early Careers [email protected] team should you require reasonable adjustments.
The application opening dates can be found on the programme information pages on our website. We recommend that you apply as early as possible as we close roles when the particular programme and / or location has had enough applicants.
If you are successful following the assessment process a member of the team will be in contact to discuss our offer and once you have verbally accepted, an email will be sent from our HR department with a link where you can access the offer paperwork.
We support accreditations with a number of professional bodies including RICS, ICE, IMechE, CIAT and CIBSE.
If you’re not successful, you will need to wait 6 months from the date you submitted your application. If you withdrew your application at any stage in the process, there are no restrictions.
Please apply to the role that interests you the most. You will be able to discuss alternative options with our recruiters once you have progressed through the screening stage.
We aim to get back to you within 10 weeks, but this can sometimes be longer. We will keep you updated throughout the process. However, if you want to get in touch you can always send us an email: [email protected]
Please go on “Find a career” and type in the word Graduate/Apprentice/Intern/Placement to see all the relevant opportunities. You can then refine your search by country and / or city in the filter on the left side or add in a more detailed description in the key word search bar such as “Engineering Graduate”.
It is very likely (unless things change dramatically) that you will need to complete all of your assessment virtually. We will make sure you have all the necessary information and can access IT prior to any potential assessment and will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Undergraduates & Graduates: You should be on target for a 2:2 degree.
This should also be underpinned by strong A-Level results as well as Maths and English at GSCE. Please check the relevant advert for further information.
Apprentices: Please check the advertisement for the apprenticeship that interests you, which will include the relevant qualification information.
All our apprenticeships, internships, and undergraduate work placements are paid.
You will be provided with 20% off the job training in line with the government apprenticeship levy.

What is the application and assessment process?

01: Application and CV Submission
  • Look at the opportunities available and decide which is the best fit for you based on your education, skills and aspirations.
  • Start by completing a short application and submit your CV online. You will be able to select the programme that is of interest and your preferred location.
02: Online Behavioural Assessment
  • We assess a candidate’s behaviours in a behaviour based virtual assessment. You will receive a link to complete this if you pass the 1st stage. We use this type of assessment to ensure we are identifying the right talent in an objective way, where no-one is at a disadvantage.
03: Assessment Centre

(work placement and internship applicants will skip this stage and go straight to an interview)

  • Our trained Assessors and Recruitment team will ensure the experience is as pleasant as possible during your virtual or physical assessment.
  • Assessments consist of 2 exercises: a group activity and a capability exercise – lasting up to 2 hours. This assesses your skills and knowledge specific to the programme you have applied to.
04: Final Interview
  • The final interview is made up of two parts. The first part of the interview assesses your competencies, behaviours, and suitability for the chosen programme or position. The second part of the interview focuses on our industry and Arcadis.
05: Offer
  • If you are successful following the assessment process a member of the team will be in contact to discuss our offer and once you have verbally accepted, an email will be sent from our HR department with a link where you can access the offer paperwork.
06: Onboarding
  • After you’ve accepted your offer, we’ll send you information about your onboarding prior to your start date. You’ll also be contacted by your team to discuss your first day/week, a couple of weeks before you start.
  • Your laptop will be couriered to your home address.
07: 1st Day at Arcadis
  • Start your new career with us and help us transform tomorrow.
  • Your first week will consist of various induction activities.

Tips before you apply

Don’t forget the assessment is a two-way process, it’s about providing you with as much information as possible to allow you to evaluate our environment, our people, and our culture, as well as us assessing your suitability for the opportunity you have applied for. Remember we want you to be ‘Yourself’.

Prior to applying to one of our roles make sure to do plenty of research into Arcadis and the industry in which we operate.

Before submitting your application please ensure all your contact details are correct and don’t contain any typos.