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Arcadis Overview

London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
Building & Construction
Unknown / Non-Applicable
From climate change to rapid urbanisation, our world is a more complex place.<br/><br/>Whether it is maximising space in cities or making wasteland habitable, we deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our clients. Our people work collaboratively to create ... Read more

Mission: From climate change to rapid urbanisation, our world is a more complex place.<br/><br/>Whether it is maximising space in cities or making wasteland habitable, we deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our clients. Our people work collaboratively to create ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#15), 2019 (#22)

Top CEOs: 2019 (#25), 2018 (#18)

Company Updates

  • For International Women in Engineering Day - INWED 2020, &#039;Where Women Work&#039; meets Arcadis Senior Engineer, Chrysa Gotsopoulou who works in the Highways team based in Birmingham #ShapeTheWorld #CreateBetter #TransformYourWorld

  • COVID-19

    Jacoline van Blokland​​​​​​​, Chief People Officer at Arcadis, shares how strong company culture is crucial in times of uncertainty.

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Arcadis – Why Work With Us?


Arcadis. Improving the Quality of Life.

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. Arcadis differentiates itself through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights, and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. 


Arcadis in the UK

In the UK, we work with many diverse organisations.  The market presents many challenges, as well as opportunities for our clients, as they increasingly look to us to help them optimise their business plans and strategies and make best use of their assets and investments, in a sustainable and safe way.  For example, we have supported Shell, Tube Lines and Sellafield Ltd to reach impressive safety records; we have been involved in all major rail programmes since the 1980s including the Jubilee Line Extension, West Coast Main Line, Thameslink, Crossrail, IEP, HS1, Northern Hub, HS2, and Euston Redevelopment; we work with Thames Water, Network Rail, Crossrail 2, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and Imperial College London to help them maximise the value of their assets and investments and we are making education more affordable, benefitting more than 10,000,000 children in the UK.  These are a selection of just some of the initiatives we are working with our clients on, to help them achieve the best possible outcomes from their built and natural assets.

Why Work at Arcadis?

1 - Work for the best

As part of a leading global firm, our people get to work on the world’s most high-profile, challenging and transformative projects.

2 - Push boundaries

Being client-focused means constantly pursuing smarter solutions to problems. Our people enjoy an entrepreneurial culture that rewards the best ideas.

3 - See the world

Global perspective and big-picture thinking is crucial to our work. Our people are encouraged to work across borders and explore new destinations.

4 - Build enduring relationships

Our diverse and talented employees share a passion for making a difference. Within our collaborative culture, they form long-lasting connections with like-minded people.

5 - Enjoy the spotlight

Every employee is a vital and meaningful part of our vision. From day one, our people are encouraged to identify their roles in the bigger picture.

6 - Improve quality of life

At work, in our communities, and around the world, our people seek to improve quality of life. We attract and reward employees who share our commitment.

7 - Reap the benefits

Arcadis goes beyond the standard set of benefits to promote wellness, security, safety, and flexibility for our people and their families.

8 - Do something good

Sustainability and responsibility reside at the heart of what we do. Our people create value through built and natural assets that work in harmony with their surroundings.

9 - Pursue your passion

Across disciplines and geographies, our people share, grow, explore and benefit from our collective experience. As a result, they enjoy enriching and enduring careers.

10 - Never stop learning

Ongoing professional development and coaching means our people constantly grow and develop. Our people take part in programs like Quest and Shelter designed to take their careers to new heights.

 

Find your next career here - Arcadis Careers

 

Emerging Talent at Arcadis

Arcadis supports the development of skills through its Emerging Talent Program...

A two-year internal training scheme which is approved by the Institute of Civil Engineers. The program is designed to increase the development of young people within the organization, including apprentices, year in industry students, sponsored students, work experience placements, summer placements and the graduate community, therefore building sustainable skills.

Arcadis has committed to developing its UK workforce to include 5% to be on a training program of some form under the age of 25.

We are a member of the 5% club - an employer driven organization to increase the development of skills in the age group 16-24. Despite the 5% criteria of increasing the employment and career prospects of today's youth, we are achieving 8% - demonstrating our commitment towards a brighter future for young people in Britain!

 

Graduate Development

At Arcadis we operate a 70:20:10 approach to learning and development.  We recognize that 70% of what you learn, you learn by doing it on the job and 20% you learn from your peers and experienced members of your team. That's an amazing 90% of your learning that comes from applying your knowledge and learning through others in a collaborative way. The additional 10% will come from support courses run by either your line manager or the training team.

 

Apprenticeships

In addition to being enrolled on an approved Apprenticeship framework, Apprentices are enrolled, together with the Graduates, on the Emerging Talent Scheme to provide them with the training and support they need to successfully complete their studies. The training modules are carried out over a period of two years, and provide a flavour and understanding of Stakeholder Management, Commerciality, Personal Development and Team Working.

We work with local schools, colleges, and other communities to advertise these opportunities.

Apprentices receive pastoral care and support internally, in addition to the development of skills by Training Providers. Mentors are used to support career development, identified in locations to enable personal growth.

 

Early Years Recruitment Team

Kerry Sneddon - Early Years Programme Manager

John Turner - Early Years Recruitment Manager

 

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Arcadis Global Statement about COVID-19

 

Statement about COVID-19

At Arcadis, the safety and well-being of our employees, clients and business partners is our most important priority. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people and businesses globally. Therefore, we would like to share with you the Arcadis response aimed at limiting the exposure and spread of the virus while we continue to meet the needs of our clients.

We are monitoring this situation daily and following the guidance of the World Health Organization, as well as the local government health departments in all the countries we operate in. Globally, Arcadis has curtailed international travel with regional discretion for travel to maintain commitments to clients and business continuity.

Arcadis already has a flexible working policy in place and our staff have a lot of experience with remote working through our cloud-based systems. In case we are mandated to close offices in specific virus-affected countries or regions, our ability to work from home, allows our business to remain operational.

We have set up a global COVID-19 task force focusing on safeguarding our people during the crisis, ensuring business continuity, and protecting our clients' businesses. Additionally, the task force works closely with regional CEO's, leaders, and groups that have been formed to handle this crisis on local levels. Arcadis has a Business Continuity Management approach to be able to continue operations and serve our clients under all circumstances.

Arcadis is committed to continue to assist our clients successfully during this unsettling time. Our global and regional account leaders and project managers will work closely with clients to better understand their business priorities and continuity plans, while we determine the best way of working together moving forward.

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be one of the most unexpected devastating events in recent history, and navigating its business impact is a challenge for everyone. Please reach out to Arcadis so we can help with recovery efforts, and/or immediate needs around mitigating the imapct on people and businesses. We are ready to provide relevant insights and advice, as well as dedicated to serving our clients amid this difficult time.

Arcadis - COVID-19 - Resilience to Recovery

Women at Arcadis

At Arcadis we are committed to increasing the gender balance in our workforce, to support and encourage women’s active participation in our projects. We value and recognize the contribution women make across Arcadis.

We understand that a diverse, inclusive work place drives true innovation and leadership. Embracing different viewpoints and experiences is a principle we put to work across the board, finding and supporting talented people, no matter where they come from or who they are, to achieve their very best from the moment they join us and throughout their career at Arcadis.

How we are addressing the Gender Pay Gap?

We want more females to join Arcadis. We want more females to remain in Arcadis. We want more females to progress in Arcadis. 

  • Join Arcadis. Our leaders are proactive in promoting Arcadis as an employer of choice to both men and women, championing STEM subjects together with schools and universities, and promoting careers in Arcadis and the wider engineering industry with graduates.
  • Choose to stay in Arcadis. We know circumstances and priorities can change, regardless of gender. Whilst we won’t claim the to be ‘first’ or the ‘only’ business to have done this, we have embedded policies and procedures that support those returning to work, including flexible working.
  • Progress in Arcadis. We are proud of our talent development and succession planning, which sees us proactively encouraging and supporting females in our business, providing a clear and transparent career framework to support fair progression for all of our people.

Arcadis Reviews

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

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    Great place to work with clear progression and lots of opportunities to further learning / qualifications

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    organisational structure can be hard to follow

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Arcadis Photos

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Arcadis Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Arcadis in August 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process involved a phone interview with general questions about experience and career aspirations and a face to face interview. The interview included technical questions and questions on my CV and previous experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were based on my CV and related to my working experience. Questions aimed to assess technical skills (including software skills).   Answer Question
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Arcadis Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2019, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2019
  • UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019, Financial Times, 2019
  • The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies To Work For, The Sunday Times, 2020
  • 2020 Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2020
  • UK's Leading Management Consultants 2020, Financial Times, 2020
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