Arcadis profile


Best Student Employer
59 Reviews

About Arcadis

Arcadis’ story began back in 1888 in the Netherlands, where we developed unusable land into places for people to live and establish communities. Nowadays, we are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, who focus on creating better housing, revolutionising transport systems and finding new solutions to complex environmental challenges. We embed sustainability across everything we do to deliver solutions that are resilient, effective and within planetary boundaries.

The future of Arcadis is being shaped by the mindset of our people. That is why we constantly seek fresh thinkers who are problem solvers for the planet, bringing new perspectives and fresh ways of thinking.

We have a ‘People First’ culture and we’re delighted that Arcadis has won in The Best Places to Work, Very Large Organisations Category, and has come first in the Special Awards Category for Best Places to Work for Ethnic Minorites in the Sunday Times annual employer awards 2023. We were also featured in The Times Top 100 Employers, as voted for by students, in 2023 and 2022 and Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work, 2022. We are committed to providing an innovative and healthy work environment for Arcadians where flexibility, sustainability, DE&I and charitable works sit at the core.

We take sustainability beyond our work with clients and business commitments. In April 2022 we signed up to the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance and pledge to ensure ongoing sustainable recruitment practices to protect our environment. Read more about our commitment here.

Join Arcadis. Create a legacy. 

Spending time working at Arcadis prior to graduating is a brilliant way to kickstart your career and get first-hand experience of life at Arcadis. Not only will you get to work alongside skilled professionals, but you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to real projects and get hands-on experience whilst earning a salary.

We have opportunities for students across a range of disciplines, including Engineering, Specialists & Scientists, Consulting and Project Management. On joining Arcadis as either a 9 to 12-month work placement or 8- to -12-week summer intern, you will have hands-on experience with real-life projects from day one and make a real difference to the work we do.

Those looking to join us as an undergraduate have two options: Internships (8 to 12-week summer placements) or Work Placements (9 to 12-month work placements) across multiple disciplines, such as:

  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Cost Consulting
  • Environmental Specialists 

We have one intake of undergraduate work placements and summer internships every year and open for applications in September. Our Summer intern programme typically starts in July with our work placement programme typically starting in August.

We recommend applying early as we review applications on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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"During the internship I was introduced to a summer bridge design competition in which the national interns work together on a design project in a designated location I was also allocated a project which I worked on with the project lead There was also d" Read full review


"My role as a student engineer was to shadow senior engineer on projects and contribute to the team I was taught as I went a long and experienced the work load in the office as well as on site" Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Internship (1 Month+)
  • Placement (10 Months+)

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