Atkins 2023 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Our strength lies in the breadth and depth of our technical expertise which enables us to provide practical solutions to the most complex challenges for clients in a wide range of sectors.

At Atkins we offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on to the directions you can take your career in. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you achieve Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.

Our rewards package is aimed at recognising that our people make us a success and giving you the flexibility to balance a fulfilling career with your other commitments.

When you join Atkins in the UK you’ll become part of a team of people who are creating a better future for us all, from moving people across London faster on Crossrail, to solving energy challenges of the future.

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Case Studies

  • Name: Angus Campbell-Brown
  • Role: Graduate Mechanical Engineer
  • Joined: September 2015


Starting my career I knew only one thing: I wanted to work in Engineering. I sought out an employer who could provide variety– this led me to Atkins. Working in a huge number of sectors, from Aerospace to Infrastructure, I knew that working at Atkins would provide me with ample opportunities. With teams across the globe Atkins also provides opportunities to take your career abroad.

Training & Profiles

We’ve designed a flexible framework that puts you in control of achieving your goals - whether that’s gaining professional accreditation or simply building the skills you need for a successful long-term career. You’ll be responsible for driving your own development. It’s your future, after all. But we’ll give you plenty of support along the way to make sure you realise your potential.

You’ll be joining a three-year programme, including a two-day induction with your fellow graduates (typically held in September) and further day events throughout the programme.

You’ll also have access to the following:

• Workshops and formal training in essential skills such as project management, client engagement and report-writing

• Encouragement and development support through internal placements

• On-the-job experience, working on real projects for a range of clients

• Profession-specific schemes to help you gain chartered status as an engineer, scientist, environmentalist, surveyor etc.

• Mentoring and buddy programme to help you identify and reach your goals

• Dedicated line manager

• Graduate intranet site

• Business-wide graduate reps and social events

• End of programme event, professional review and a 6-12 month career plan

Application Procedure

Further details about the process can be found here.

Interviews Atkins Interview Reviews

  • Graduate Nuclear Safety Consultant at Atkins

    Initially applied to Atkins via their website. The application process was fairly simple not taking more than an hour. A week later I was sent numerical and verbal reasoning tests to carry out.<br/> <br/> Approximately a month later I was contacted

  • Graduate Civil Engineer at Atkins

    After initially applying through a family member that worked at the Transport office, I was given a "nominated fast track application". This meant I did not need to actually apply through the standard website process but just send my CV to HR. I then


What is the start date of the programme?

September 2017 (Flexible)

What is the closing date for me to apply?

28th February 2017

How do I apply?

Please use our role finder to identify the most suitable role for you based on your degree discipline. From here you can review the job description before starting your online registration and application form with us.

What is the application process?

1) Register your details

2) Situational Judgment Test

3) Full application

4) Numerical and inductive reasoning tests

5) Telephone interview

6) Assessment centre

Further details about the process can be found here.

What is the salary?


Where can I be based?

UK Wide

Do you offer placements?

Yes, we offer both summer (12 weeks) and industrial placements UK wide. You’ll be able to develop your technical skills and gain valuable experience to add to your CV. You’ll also be making important contacts in the industry and if you do well and like what we do, you’ll be able to fast-track through part of the graduate process later on. In fact, this would be the ideal starting point for a graduate career with us.

Is there a graduate community?

As well as a professional organisation with a great culture, you’ll be joining an active community with the chance to be part of sports and charitable events. Whilst being part of our wider Atkins graduate community, you’ll also find that your chosen sector has some additional specific opportunities and support for you. If you’re keen to build your leadership experience straight away, you can contribute to our graduate forum and the graduate away-weekend too.

What other benefits will I receive?

As well as a competitive salary and flexible holidays we give our graduates £5,000 - half of which is paid in your first monthly salary as a settling in payment to help you transition from university to work and half when you achieve your professional qualification.

There’s more…

• Pension plan

• Professional support

• Employee assistance programme

• Optional private healthcare cover

• Share incentive plan

• Season ticket loan

• Bike4work scheme

• Mobile phone discounts

• Health club and leisure discounts

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