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Diversity

8.4 / 10

(based on 62 ratings in 2015)

2015

"Atkins is a very diverse company, with employees from across the globe working in both my team and the office."
Graduate Civil Engineer, Epsom
"There is a clear policy of giving equal opportunities to women, especially in senior roles."
Human Factors Consultant, London
"From my experiences, Atkins is an employer committed to diversity within the company and the industry. This includes being flexible on parental leave, maternity leave and working hours."
Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Leeds
"There are lots of different types of people: men, women, old, young, family bearers and single people."
Graduate Environmental Scientist, Epsom
"Excellent support is provided for those with additional requirements such as maternity leave etc. There is a current focus on further improvements in recruiting from a more diverse group."
Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rotherham
"The company has good standards in this respect. It actively promotes engineering at schools and has a number of events focused on women in engineering."
Graduate Engineer, Bristol
"The company is highly commitment to diversity. At present, they are backing an industry-wide initiative for woman in engineering. From experience within my office, there are employees from many different countries and cultures."
Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Glasgow
"It is a very diverse office with a mix of ethnicities and cultures. There is a good balance between men and women as well, which provides a more balanced working environment."
Process Engineer, Aberdeen

2014

"At my level the gender balance is pretty good (considering I work for a firm that's primarily concerned with engineering) with nine men and seven women in my cohort. Working hours are flexible, and diversity plans are in place and communicated regularly."
Graduate, London
"This is a very topical subject, but Atkins do a lot in the way of diversity, and encouraging people from all backgrounds into the company."
Graduate, Bristol
"My company is very committed to diversity. The company is international and as such, operates from a wide variety of cultures and ethnicities, all of which engage with each other in the delivery of work. The company drives to retain its best staff and recruit the best staff to assist with expansion."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Atkins puts a great emphasis on the women's network and our senior men are very supportive of this."
Graduate, London
"Recruitment and retention are driven primarily by ability of the candidate. There are no obvious restraints to women or people of different ethnicities or sexual orientations, and the company has a very comprehensive diversity policy to help ensure that this continues to not be a problem."
Graduate, Stockton
"The company has a good policy on this and its flexible working strategy encourages women to stay in work."
Graduate, Bristol
"I attend the Women's Professional Networking Forum, which holds a meeting every few months and also a training course. There are good policies and culture on childcare and maternity leave."
Graduate, Epsom
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