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.
- 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.
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
Further details about the process can be found
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?
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.
• 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