We do things differently at Arm to spark the world’s potential. Our undergraduate work placements are no exception.
We offer a two-year program to anyone from their second year of study that combines full-time internships with a small part-time element during term time that can be used to stay in touch with your team, know what’s happening at Arm, or inspire others to find their career in STEM. It doesn’t matter whether you are aiming for Bachelors, Masters, or a PhD.
About the program
Here at Arm, we’re always learning. And while we’re big believers in education, we also know how vital it is to get experience out in the real world.
That’s why we started our program for Part-Time Undergraduates (PTUGs). It’s a unique scheme we’ve developed to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and work and has been designed for students from their second to their penultimate year. We also welcome students who are looking for an industrial placement.
It’s our take on an internship – but with a difference. Our PTUGs aren’t just with us on a temporary basis for a few weeks over the summer. Our relationship continues right through your university career, and hopefully once you graduate too. All our PTUGs have excellent opportunities for long-term learning and career progression.
“The experience has been exciting, challenging, and enriching. There is so much interesting work happening that you can be part of, and there are always experts available to help you learn.” Jakub Sujak, Part-Time Undergraduate
Every summer, we welcome PTUGs in several of our UK locations to work on a range of projects. In addition, you will be able to build your network of like-minded individuals by being part of the summer program global community.
If this sounds interesting, here are some of the other activities you can get involved in:
- Meet our engineers and leaders to understand what different departments at Arm do, what technologies they develop. What is our culture, and how we have space for very different people work together at Arm?
- Meet other students who are working here, learn about their projects, and have fun. Join sessions with our experienced engineers and leaders.
- Take some time to think about your likes and dislikes, strengths, and development areas. Learn how we develop ourselves at Arm.
- Support your transition from academia to workplace
During term-time, you’ll continue to work for us for eight paid hours a month. These hours can be spent on contributing to projects, continuing your learning & development journey, wellness, corporate responsibility, environmental technology, or volunteering. Also, you get to stay in touch with your team and see how the work you have done during summer contributes to projects being deployed and delivered.
You are also our ambassadors – we want you to share your positive experience and make a difference. As part of your PTUG responsibilities, we encourage you to connect with people of all ages / or in all walks of life and get them excited about careers in STEM.
Some examples of events our PTUGs have ran are:
- Showcasing what it is like to develop something by using micro:bits with school students
- Mentor school students who are looking to enter into career in STEM
- Join us at career fairs to talk about careers at Arm
And don’t worry, you’ll get all of the support you need to run one of these events - and - if you have an idea we have not thought of – we are all ears! We want you to ‘Spark the Worlds Potential’ so no idea is a silly idea!
“Everyone at Arm always goes one step beyond, trying to find multiple solutions to a problem. It’s fast-paced, flexible, stimulating, and exciting – and the passion of everyone here is a constant reminder that I’m working at Arm!” Joana Cruz, Part-Time Undergraduate
Why Join Arm?
At Arm, we bring brilliant people together to unlock the power of technology.
Over 70% of the world’s population now engages with Arm-based technology. From ultra-low power devices running a single sensor, to premium smartphones, servers and supercomputers, Arm-based technology is everywhere.
We can promise you a fascinating insight into the technology of tomorrow and an opportunity to work alongside some of the most brilliant people in the industry. You’ll be building relationships, meeting fascinating people and putting your knowledge into practice – as well as gaining a glimpse into the world that lies ahead once you graduate.
And with the skills and industry experience you’ve acquired, back at university, you’ll be able to take your studies to another level.
Where You Will Be Working
Our PTUGs work in many areas, including software and hardware engineering, technology authoring and project management.
Usually, you’ll be attached to one of our UK locations, depending on the specialism you’re interested in. Please get in touch to discover more about the exciting opportunities we currently have.
“Unlike an intern, the great thing about being a Part-Time Undergraduate at Arm is that you’re seen as a full-time employee. It’s an amazing way of getting experience in the industry while still attending university.” Joana Cruz, Part-Time Undergraduate
What Makes Arm’s Part-Time Undergraduate Program Different?
The main difference is that this is an ongoing, rather than a temporary relationship: you’ll be part of Arm right through half of your university career.
The PTUG program also offers huge opportunities for learning and professional development. It’s a chance to begin a long-term relationship with us, gain industry experience and lay the foundations for your future career.
Every year, we have new PTUGs join us, so there are lots of opportunities to meet new people and build your network, learn about different areas of the business and collaborate with other people from all around the world.
All PTUGs receive a salary. We actively encourage volunteering and giving back to the community, too.
For Arm, the program is an opportunity for us to meet brilliant people at an early stage in their career, and to give you a taste of what it’s like to work for a world-class technology company. Our previous PTUGs have gotten their name on a worldwide patent and presented their work at global conferences.
And once you’ve graduated, we hope you’ll consider joining us in a full-time role, perhaps as a member of our Graduate program.
“ I believe the PTUG program to be by far the most interesting summer internship opportunity for University students in the U.K. When comparing experiences with my friends and fellow students, I feel incredibly lucky to have interned at Arm this summer. Not only did the people and culture of the company make it fun, rewarding and easy to work, but the work itself was very interesting and genuinely gave me a glimpse of what my career might look like after University” Matthew Kilcullen, Part-Time Undergraduate
Wellness & Wellbeing
Making sure you’re staying happy and healthy is a big focus of the program.
We host regular learning events and group projects for all our Part-Time Undergraduates, along with a range of wellness and wellbeing initiatives to help support your learning.
Our Part-Time Undergraduate program manager will keep track of your progress and is always there to give support, feedback and guidance at any time.
We believe in the power of technology to build a better world for everyone. We want to drive positive change for people and planet, unlocking sustainable growth and enabling progress on the United Nations’ Global Goals.
But this cannot happen at the expense of the environment. By driving down energy consumption, we can reduce carbon emissions while maximizing impact, wherever compute happens.
Who We’re Looking For
We’re looking for brilliant people with enquiring minds; individuals who can think about problems differently, work well in a team, who thrive in fast-paced environments, and above all, who can demonstrate a passion for progress.
We’d also love to hear a little about what got you inspired to explore a technology career, your thoughts on where the industry’s headed, and why you’d like to be a part of it.
“I believe we are building the future here, and it can feel surreal at times to be a part of this incredible journey!” Jakub Sujak, Part-Time Undergraduate
After the program, Arm offers a wealth of opportunities. Whether you want to become a software engineer or a systems designer, there’s no limit on where you can go if you have the passion and the drive.
The PTUG Program has been designed as a gateway from education to employment. Many students who have worked with us while at university have gone on to join our Graduate program, or explored other employment opportunities within Arm or the wider tech industry.
How to Apply
You can explore the available opportunities on our careers site.
If none are currently listed, please join our Talent Community for news of future opportunities.
Arm: Sparking the World’s Potential
“The part-time aspect of the opportunity has been key in helping me settle, adapt to the company, and keep in touch during the semester. Combined with helping me develop soft and valuable skills whilst working as a campus ambassador, it is unquestionable to me that the Part-Time aspect of the position plays a large role in making this program the best in the U.K.” Matthew Kilcullen, Part-Time Undergraduate
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