Our assessment format is designed to make it easier for you to showcase a broader range of skills and competencies than in a traditional interview situation.
This is also gives you the opportunity to learn more about Arcadis and to meet some of our existing employees.
We bring together a group of individuals who have applied for different roles within the company.
Candidates are split into groups of 6 and complete a written and group exercise followed by an interview.
The best part of my job is that no two days are the same, you are faced with different challenges every day.
Ongoing professional development means our people constantly grow, develop and take their careers to new heights.
Our Global Shapers programme provides 100 Arcadis professionals the opportunity to establish worldwide connections, share knowledge, and build skills
This is a company whose values empower its employees to achieve and realise their own ambitions with the opportunities presented at all levels of your career.
There are not many companies that provide you with the opportunity to gain experience in so many different services, sectors and locations
Barbara Carlisle, Diversity and Inclusion Lead
When I joined in 2011, Arcadis was not known as a LGBT+ friendly employer and we realised that because of this, we were missing out on an enormous amount of talent.
The group has had successes already, including equality proofing our HR family friendly policies, and working with industry colleagues as part of the #BuildingEquality in Construction group.
We have moved up Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index by 159 places – a clear measure on the work we have already done. This benchmarks us for our recruitment, employee engagement, training, procurement and inclusive leadership approaches.
Arcadis is a sponsor of London Pride where we will march with hundreds of our industry colleagues to support LGBT+ inclusion. We are proud to be taking this issue forward and encouraging everyone to be comfortable with who they are; straight, gay, other or undecided!
Tristan Herbert, Graduate Quantity Surveyor
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.
Bright Ansah, Trainee Cost Manager
In 2011 I was a new migrant to the UK with a strong interest in quantity surveying. But with no financial options, opportunities to further my education, or work experience I felt this was a lost cause and started to give up on my dream.
In order to provide for my family I started working as a security officer and one of my jobs was on a project that Arcadis was working on. I started talking to the people from Arcadis and mentioned my dream of one day becoming a Quantity Surveyor. Recognising my passion, a couple of Arcadis senior leaders gave me the opportunity to showcase my raw talent.
I now work for Arcadis as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, am at university doing my MSc in Construction Commercial Management and have enrolled on my APC training. I really am living my dream and it's all down to the open minded and inclusive nature of Arcadis.
Bryony Day, Programme Project Manager
One of the consequences of putting yourself forward for an award such as 'Woman of the Future' is that it forces you to consider how you got to where you are. For me, having great mentors has made a huge difference to my career.
People within Arcadis have been very influential, encouraging me to follow my passions, accept challenges, and embrace opportunities that arise. There are so many fantastic people in the business who you can learn from and who can give support and confidence.
But our industry is really struggling to break down diversity and inclusion boundaries so it's important for me to act as a role model for other people in the business and show what can be achieved.
In the future, I want to continue to challenge stereotypes and perceptions and set our organisation apart from others. I believe we can only attract a diverse workforce by acting like a diverse workforce.
Kelley Price, Learning and Development Coordinator
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.
Dany Johny, Assistant Project Manager
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.
Reconnecting Londoners with the River Thames – Becca Hearn’s story
I love the Southbank, but back in 2011 I ventured too close to the water's edge. I took part in a charity canoe race that started well but finished badly – I was poorly for days after from the pollutants in the Thames.
It's not a small problem. 100 tonnes of waste are pumped into the river every day; unsustainable for our city and a danger to our community. It's why I'm proud to be a part of the £4bn Thames Tideway solution, especially as it happens to be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK.
Building a 26 mile tunnel under the river is a not an everyday challenge, but it's why we're doing it that counts. I can't wait to see people swimming safely in the Thames – it will feel so good to know I helped make it happen.