Get the inside buzz from graduates at Atkins

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 94 ratings in 2017)
"Welcoming, professional and adaptive."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.7 / 10
6.5 / 10


  • Graduates get to work on many diverse projects throughout their time.
  • Lots of on-the-job training is provided and covers many areas.
  • There’s a lot of flexibility around hours so people are able to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • The company is very environmentally conscious and puts a lot of effort into reducing its carbon footprint.


  • While the starting salary is high, some feel that the salary progression is slow.
  • The workload varies and quiet times can lead to a lack of work.
  • Graduates may be required to work away from home at times.
  • Though most managers are seen as being good, they can sometimes be very busy.

What insiders say about...

"The interview was good. The interviewers were friendly and tried to make me feel..."

"Managers and graduates sit amongst one another, and there is good teamwork with everyone..."

"Our dress code is as you would expect for an office and dress down Fridays are wholeheartedly..."

"A standard week in Aerospace is 37.5 hours. There is no fixed entry or leaving times;..."

"Atkins offer a competitive salary compared to other top engineering consultants."

"We have a benefits system which gives money off pretty much anything you can think..."

"The process involves an online application, online verbal and numerical reasoning..."

"I was asked to discuss if I had ever found myself in a situation where me or my team..."

"Atkins is very concerned with its environmental impact. The Atkins office in Bristol..."

"This depends on the manager as some are very busy and do not have as much time to..."

"Recruitment and retention are driven primarily by ability of the candidate. There..."

"There is a real need for junior engineers with experience. This means that you tend..."

"We do a lot of charity fundraising - last summer 60 of us did the Three Peaks Challenge..."

"There is a lot of trust placed in me as a graduate. I now manage my own workload..."

"There are connections and opportunities to network across other offices."

"I have found that it is difficult to move around teams."

"Atkins have a successful water/theme park business; designs include, Wild Wadi (Dubai),..."

"An exciting place to work that is full of opportunity, and supportive."

"The projects that Atkins have been involved with and the multidisciplinary approach..."

"I have received little formal training but the informal, on-the-job, training is..."

"Atkins has an active STEM network to go into schools and teach them about what we..."

"Introduce bonuses when projects come in under budget or finish ahead of schedule..."

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