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ARM Holdings – Why Work For Us?


Our Culture


ARM is unique. We strive to foster a culture of honesty and accountability. We are 

open and relaxed and believe that collaboration between smart people is central to our success. As a result, ARM regularly brings together people from around the world and from different business groups through internal conferences and development programs to connect, collaborate and create together.

We believe our engineers can do anything, which is why 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. We encourage 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. This helps each and every person in the business to be engaged in challenging, inspiring work. But we always strive to balance our hard work with a fun, inclusive culture. After all, it is through the meaningful connections we make within and between teams that we will continue to make meaningful contributions to our digital world.

ARM is a place where talented individuals can flourish within a environment that combines hard work and fun with colleagues who challenge and encourage each other to deliver their best work.

What is your career path?

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. This means we are constantly looking for talented people who bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to the world of the Internet of Things. We believe our engineers can do anything and as a leader in our field, continual self-betterment through reflection and feedback, coaching, training and education, is the lifeblood of personal and organizational change.

In fact, 'Personal Development' is one of our core values. We aim to promote and support the development of everyone, both individually and in teams, to achieve their potential and to undertake interesting, challenging, meaningful work that enables them to contribute to the wider success of ARM.

Hear from two ARM employees who open up about their career growth with ARM:


Join us across the following functional groups:


Here at ARM, engineering is our business. The global impact that our engineering team has is second to none. We employ the world's leading engineers in their fields of expertise. ARM engineering functions include:

  • Applications Engineering
  • Customer Support
  • Design Engineering
  • Field Applications Engineering
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Operations
  • Product Engineering
  • Project Management
  • R&D
  • Software Engineering
  • Technical Publications

Corporate Functions

The importance of ARM's corporate functions cannot be overestimated. The wide and varied roles that fall within ARM's corporate functions are:

  • Administration/Clerical
  • Audit, Facilities
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Legal and Operations

The impact and influence that corporate functions have within ARM is highly regarded and respected within ARM's business and externally.

Sales & Marketing

The difference at ARM is that every employee is focused on the customer. In fact, one of ARM’s seven core values is 'Partner and Customer Focus'. ARM’s success is attributed to our customers and partners. The key functions responsible for driving strategic and essential relationships are: Sales, Marketing, and Communications.

With a worldwide workforce and offices in nearly a dozen countries, endless opportunities for growing your career exist everywhere.

ARM will offer you opportunities across the following divisions:

Processor Division

This is where we develop the high-performance, energy-efficient processor and system IP that forms the basis for most other divisions’ products.

Media Processing

Everyone wants great graphics on their screens. That’s why our Media Processing Division does such an important job, developing hardware IP and middleware for enhanced graphics.

System Design

Our System Design tools help developers do their jobs more effectively. Whether implementing an ARM processor-based System-on-Chip (SoC) or writing software for an Application Specific Standard Product (ASSP) or embedded microcontroller, we help them design the best solution with the highest performance and lowest power.

Physical IP

Our physical IP platforms give SoC designers a powerful set of options to balance performance, power, area and manufacturability throughout the design process.


Our customers’ design projects are often testing but always exciting. And there’s an ARM Service to help them at every stage. Our experienced support team provides innovative, effective applications engineering solutions for all manner of design challenges, from designing a new SoC to developing a new operating system for tablets.

What’s it like to be a Graduate Engineer at ARM?

Mobile computing is creating technologies that have high performance capabilities – today a mobile device is like having a PC in the palm of your hand. Mobile technology is being used to make everyday objects smarter, wirelessly connected to each other and to the internet. Intelligent objects will transform the way we work, play and interact with society. At ARM, it’s the fresh ideas of graduates that help people and devices connect, innovate and create in ways that have never been possible before.

As a graduate at ARM, you’ll be working with other market leading organizations in the semiconductor, mobile, software and other markets, as well as getting to grips with real projects from the moment you join. So you can expect to contribute to exciting industry developments from the get go. Thanks to ongoing development, you’ll soon build on your knowledge and networks through a blend of formal training, reflection, feedback, on-the-job training and mentoring.

Download our 2014 Graduate and Student Recruitment Brochure


What's it like as an Intern at ARM?

Hear from some of our 2014 Interns on their experience:

Gain Valuable Experience

ARM is a home for smart and ambitious people who want to work on the kind of challenging projects that transform the industry. We offer summer and industrial placements every year across the business to help find our next generation of engineers. Students perform work that is valuable and necessary to our success and at the same time they build key skills for future employment – all while working in dedicated, creative and collaborative environment.

What to expect your first day at ARM as an Intern

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    Open door policy with upper management, start-up atmosphere allows room for growth and creativity, great benefits and plenty of PTO, good size gym in office, on-site and off-site activities


    ARM is a worldwide company which means there are occasional early and late meetings with the UK and APAC. Staff is a bit short makes it hard to execute full potential on everything.

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ARM Holdings Interviews

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    Design Automation Engineer Interview

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    Started with a phone interview which went very well and then on-site. I had 4 interviews with 5 interviewers. Interviewers were very friendly. Interview questions were based on basic electronics, inverter characteristics, logical effort, stick diagrams, euler paths, place and route, some programming. The job role is diverse and hence, interesting

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ARM Holdings Awards & Accolades

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Top Employers, Top Employers Institute, 2014
World's Most Innovative Companies (#3), Forbes, 2014
The Queens Award for Enterprise (Innovation Category), The Queens Award for Enterprise Magazine, 2011
Britain's Top Employer Award,, 2008
Best Places to Work in Collections (Small), Best Companies Group, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Cambridge, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (ARMH)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began... More

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