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Atkins Apprenticeship Programme

Transform our future places and spaces

Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the engineering industry? Join our Apprenticeship Programme. You'll be trusted with complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to the wider team.

While you grow in areas that excites you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also discuss some of our recent Diversity & Inclusion pledges, including Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer. 

With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

Where could you work

Infrastructure

Help us reimagine our places and spaces, from industrial facilities to airport-hubs, university campuses and the world's first tidal lagoon. Across all our markets, we touch every aspect of the social and economic framework. The type of work will include creating specialist civils drawings and detailed tasks/designs on sensitive, complex buildings. You'll be sharpening your skills on the latest digital technologies while pressing towards a carbon-neutral future.

Transportation

By combining traditional engineering and new innovative technologies, our teams make journeys easier, safer and more reliable while supporting a greener and more productive society. Our work spans the full transport ecosystem, across rail, highways and local transport. You'll feel a sense of pride working with clients such as Highways England, Network Rail and Transport for London.

Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)

ADS&T work across safety critical industries to exploit cutting-edge advanced technology across aerospace and defence markets, helping clients respond innovatively to evolving external environments. ADS&T work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and support our national defence programmes across all domains: land, sea, air, maritime and cyber.

Whether it’s mechanical, aerospace or systems engineering; advanced materials, finite element analysis or design – whatever your passion is, you’ll be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground-breaking projects. You’ll get the opportunity to work across design, systems engineering and structural analysis, you’ll be equipped to face the future needs of the market.

Faithful+Gould

Join the team that delivers project and programme management consultancy across the world. We build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our cutting-edge independent advice and guidance enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes.

You could work on large prestigious infrastructure projects with clients including TfL, Gatwick Airport and Thames Water, or focus on public building projects ranging from a primary school extension to a medieval fortress. We'll trust you to own your projects while supporting you to develop your skills and confidence.

Nuclear and Power

Join the teams that have been engineering, delivering, managing and decommissioning nuclear facilities worldwide for over 20 years, from new builds like Hinkley Point C to on-site engineering for clients such as EDF. We're driving evolution in the areas of offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology. And we're also proud to play a part in reaching net-zero by 2050.

What you could be doing

Join us as an Apprentice at Atkins and be part of a team of big thinkers. You'll be paid for gaining your apprenticeship qualification while enjoying on-the-job mentoring and learning. Your skills will be essential to us, supporting the technical aspects of multidisciplinary design projects. You'll be making a sustainable difference in people's lives, shaping cities, reimagining transport and transforming nuclear energy. And with the choice to work across Cities & Development, Energy, Transportation, Water or Environment, you'll decide where you want your career to go.

Depending on the role you apply to, the examples of tasks that an apprentice could undertake are:

  • Supporting engineers creating groundbreaking designs for all kinds of projects
  • Get an opportunity to see first-hand how the team provides discipline lead support and see how these skills and expertise are applied to companies.
  • As an apprentice you’ll get the opportunity to develop your capability in a wide range of exciting projects
  • Create CAD drawings and maintain the drawing register
  • Supporting client meetings and assisting in building relationships  
  • Shaping the future of the digital world


What you can bring

  • Ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects 
  • Creativity and strong communication skills
  • Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
  • Be reliable, practical and self-motivated
  • Use your own initiative 
  • Work across different locations on a variety of projects, continually developing your skills and experience
  • A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn't afraid to push boundaries

Meeting your needs

We've created a rewards package to fit around your learning, career and personal needs. As well as a competitive salary, enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, a pension plan, tailored career development and a strong support network. Read more about our Total Rewards.

How do I apply?

To learn more about the opportunities we offer for this region, please click "Apply Now" below to be taken directly to our apprenticeship careers site. To find out more and for advice on how to play to your strengths, visit us on Connectr.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not or would like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on apprenticeships@atkinsglobal.com.

Our deadline for applications Friday, 11 December 2020. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible. 


More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years' design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things differently and want to build a better world. 

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.