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Atkins Placement Scheme

Innovate for a fast-paced future

Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the engineering industry? Join our Placement Scheme, where you'll gain exposure to complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to senior leaders.

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

With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

Where you could work

We have a variety of summer and industrial placement opportunities throughout the UK for students with diverse academic backgrounds including Engineering, Humanities, Human Factors, Naval Architecture, Sciences, Maths, Geography, Environmental, Finance, Business, Software and Digital, Project Management, Surveying and more!  For full details of available opportunities, please click on the apply button now.

As a placement student, you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:

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. 

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 be there supporting you to develop your skills and confidence throughout your placement.

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.

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.

Resources - Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Decarbonisation:

As a placement student in our Resources team, you'll benefit from our legacy of over 20,000 experts worldwide. We have worked on thousands of global installations and can give you unparalleled exposure across, fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Using innovative and immersive technologies, you'll develop your skillset to work on complex challenges, helping governments and corporations solve problems sustainably and make mission-critical decisions with confidence.

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. 

What you can bring

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development, as well as motivation for self-directed learning
  • Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
  • An interest and ability to adapt to the changing world, new technology and being open to flexible and agile ways of working
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • A desire to develop relationship building skills with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team

Meeting your needs 

We've created a rewards package to fit around your study, career and personal needs. Enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, tailored career development and a strong support network. Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply Now" below to register your details and start your application journey. 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 simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on placements@atkinsglobal.com.

Our deadline for applications is Friday 11th 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.