Our independence



Arup is owned in trust for our people and run for our people and clients. With no shareholders or external investors, we can set our own priorities and direction.


Our independent ownership structure lets us determine our own destiny. It also gives us the freedom to nurture and value independent thinking from our people.

“It is up to us, therefore, to create an organisation which will allow gifted individuals to unfold.”

Ove Arup

As an Arup employee our independence will give you freedom to explore new and rewarding directions and shape your career the way you want it.

“There’s no ‘typical’ project as every site is different and there’s always a new challenge.”

Louise Millward