Frequently Asked Questions
How should I apply?
First, we recommend that you create an account. You can then apply to positions of interest. Creating an account will allow you to view the progress of your application, update your skills and manage your application to any positions you have applied for.
Do I have to be in a particular year of study to apply for an internship?
No. Here at ARM, engagement with students is important to us thoughout all stages of their university education. We will consider students at any stage of their degree for internships.
Can I apply for a summer internship if I am not in my penultimate year of study?
Yes. Here at ARM, engagement with students is important to us; it provides students with learning opportunities and experience through all stages of their university education.
I am a Masters or PhD student. Where should I apply?
As a PhD student you have a choice, depending on whether you wish to continue with your education/research or move into an established role. You can apply to internships, or you can apply to graduate or experienced vacancies. Please follow the process as explained above "How should I apply".
Am I eligible to apply if I require a work visa?
Yes. Here at ARM we are seeking the very best candidates from around the world and would encourage you to apply. ARM supports visa applications and provides assistance, including with the costs. Any job offer will be dependent on us being able to obtain the appropriate visa.
Can I apply to different regions?
Yes. If you see multiple suitable roles that are of interest to you and match your skills and knowledge, we encourage you to apply regardless of where they are in the world. You just have to be willing to relocate to where the position is advertised.
When will I hear if my application is successful?
ARM is grateful that we receive a lot of interest in our vacancies from around the world. This does present us with an extremely high volume of applications. We do not want to keep you waiting and will get back to you as soon as possible, but please feel free to get in touch regarding your application as our aim is to respond to you as soon as possible.
How many interview rounds will I typically have to attend?
This really depends on the role and the seniority of position. A full itinerary of interviews will be provided by your recruiter when you are invited to interview.
Who will interview me?
You will be interviewed by team members and managers from within the division you have applied to, e.g. MPD, PD, ASD, etc.
What type of interview will it be?
This really depends on the role and the seniority of position. Your recruiter will be able to provide more information when you are invited to interview. There may be a technical or "business domain" e.g. Legal, Marketing etc, element to the interview, which may result in a case study or business domain related test.
What do I need to bring to the interview?
Prior to your interview your recruiter will inform you of what you need to bring.
If I am not suitable for the role I have been put forward for will I still be considered for others?
Where we feel that your skills may suit another role/other area of the business we may consider you against other positions. However, we would strongly encourage you to assess your skills against the roles available and make a direct application, using your account login.
Will my interview expenses, such as travel, be reimbursed?
Yes. You will be sent a reimbursement form with your interview details. We can also help you book flights and accommodation if you are travelling from overseas.
What should I do if my circumstances change? For example, if I have a final interview with another company?
Please contact the recruiter you have been dealing with or the recruitment team, quoting the vacancy number you have applied to.
What is the recruitment process at ARM?
This is different depending on whether you join us as an Intern, Graduate or Experienced hire in one of our professional functions. Please go to the relevant section of the website for further information.
Is there a limit to the number of jobs I can apply for?
No. If you feel that you have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to fulfill the role, ARM encourages you to apply.
Can I withdraw from an application if I change my mind?
Yes. To withdraw just login to your account. If you don't have an account and wish to withdraw your application, please email the recruitment team at: email@example.com
How do I cancel my account?
If you login to your account you can close it.
Who can I contact for more information about applying for a role at ARM?
Please go to the contact us section of the website for further guidance.
Will there be formal training?
ARM is committed to the continuous personal development of all employees. This starts on day one with a formal induction, and within a few weeks of joining ARM you will agree with your manager what your next steps are for development, and naturally this varies from role to role and employee to employee. Throughout your time at ARM, through a blend of formal training, reflection, feedback, on-the-job training, and informal and formal mentoring, we will support you. In addition, there are clear technical career paths through from graduate engineer to technical Fellow.
When am I expected to start if I am offered a graduate position at ARM?
Here at ARM we recognize that everyone's circumstances are different and we will work with you to agree a mutually convenient start date.
When am I expected to start if I am offered a summer internship at ARM?
As many of ARM's summer placement are from around the globe, we accommodate the differences in university semester dates, so we have monthly start dates throughout the summer in order to be flexible for our interns.
What benefits does ARM offer its employees?
In order to recruit and retain talented individuals, ARM offers a comprehensive benefits package, with particular emphasis on equity. ARM believes that equity is an excellent way of rewarding staff for high performance, as it allows you to have a stake in the success of the company. Find out more about our excellent benefits package here.
What pension scheme does ARM offer?
ARM is a global company and provides extremely competitive pension schemes. The details are dependent on the country of employment and will be discussed during the interview process and offer stage in more detail.
What are the company values?
The success of ARM has been built on our core Company values which were originally developed by a number of ARM founders and the executive team. These values have remained almost unchanged since the company was founded in 1990. The seven core values are:
- delivery of results that benefit ARM
- teamwork and selflessness
- constructive proactivity
- partner and customer focus
- personal development
What is ARM's approach to corporate responsibility?
We envisage a world in which all electronic products and services are based on energy-efficient technology from ARM, making life better for everyone. In order to achieve this we understand that ARM must be committed to implementing and developing best practice Corporate Responsibility in our market segment.
Our reports provide details on ARM's CR activities, policies and performance. Please click here for more information: Corporate Responsibility.
What is ARM's approach to diversity?
ARM hires all employees based on their qualifications and experience regardless of gender, religion, race, nationality or political affiliation. Our employment policies are well-defined to ensure candidates and employees are treated equally in recruitment, promotion, personal development and reward. As a global player, ARM requires a first-hand understanding of regional markets and sensitivity to local customs.
What is the culture like at ARM?
ARM strives to foster a culture of honesty and accountability. The ARM culture is open and relaxed and we believe that collaboration and contribution are central to progress. As a result, ARM regularly brings together people from around the world and from different business groups through internal conferences. In addition, movement through temporary assignments, rotation programs, and transfers is encouraged. This promotes cross-team and cross-divisional learning, resulting in the development of new and innovative approaches and solutions.
The ARM working environment is relaxed but ambitious and we believe that what drives intellectual capital is social capital. Social capital is the bringing together of people in communities, sub communities and teams. The fabric of social capital is trusting and open relationships between people and teams built on formal and informal, internal and external networks, as well as a common language, culture and set of goals.
ARM employs intelligent, leading-edge thinkers. This, combined with the collaborative and dynamic culture, ensures that ARM is a great place for employees to learn.
Do you support flexible working?
ARM has a flexible approach to working and allows individuals to work with their managers to a find suitable balance.
What are the hours of work?
This is depends on the country which you apply to.
What personal development do you offer?
ARM is keen to progress people through their chosen careers and ensure that they are constantly being challenged and learning in their jobs. Continual self-betterment through reflection and feedback, coaching and mentoring, training and education, is the lifeblood of personal and organizational change. Through on-the-job and formal training we aim to promote and support the development of everyone both individually and in teams to achieve their potential, enhance their ARM adventure and enable them to contribute to the wider success of ARM.
To what extent can I expect to work or travel overseas?
ARM is a global company that has many international partners and customers, the opportunity for international travel will depend on the role that you applied to and the products and customers you could work alongside and collaborate with.
Can I get feedback if I'm not successful after my interview?
It's important to us that you get the feedback you need; ARM is therefore happy to provide the feedback you require.
Will you be taking up employment references?
We have a responsibility to protect our business, employees and customers, subject to local country legislation in where a role is based. The checks will vary in relation to the position you applied for.
How would my performance be appraised?
ARM believes that every employee should have the opportunity for regular and comprehensive feedback on their job performance. Throughout the year there are opportunities to provide and receive feedback; open and honest dialog is greatly valued.
Will ARM pay if I need to relocate?
Your relocation needs will be discussed during the recruitment process.
Should I send samples of my work (writing, code, designs) with my application?
If you're selected for an interview, we may request samples of your work, so please do not send them with your initial application.
Do you hire contractors or temporary employees?
Yes, we hire a limited number to fulfill temporary requirements of the organization.
I work for an employment agency, temporary staffing firm or consulting business. How can I present applicants to you?
Our career site is designed to accept applications directly from applicants, however if you are a from a supplier company please contact a member of the local recruitment team, who can provide you the relevant information and process on becoming a supplier to ARM.
ARM does not accept introductions/CVs from head-hunters or suppliers that have not signed a formal fee agreement. Our supplier base is limited to specific hiring needs. Therefore, any CV received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and the company will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.
How can I learn more about ARM?
Please visit our global Newsroom and Investor Relations sites. You can also learn, connect and collaborate on our Connected Community site, you will find blogs, videos and much more from ARM employees and our ecosystem of partners. Please click here for: Newsroom, Investors, Connected Community.