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 us as a placement student, 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.
As one of our Electrical Engineering placement students, you'll get to work on a wide variety of projects that interest you. Play an essential role, helping to shape the future of Nuclear energy. Safeguard our nation's water security by maximising distribution systems at wastewater plants. Make smart cities reality by developing innovative building control systems. Or create safer, faster travel by revolutionising transportation, CCTV and passenger information systems.
Where you could work
As a placement student, you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:
Industrial year locations: Bristol, Epsom, London, Warrington
As an Electrical Engineering placement student, you'll get to see your ideas realised in design and engineering projects that keep the world turning. You could work on an international airport, a local transport interchange, a nuclear power station or the world's first tidal lagoon. You'll feel like you're part of something big, working with a broad range of clients whose projects influence policy, future technology and global sustainability.
Nuclear & Power
Summer placement locations: Bristol, Warrington, Whitehaven
Industrial year locations: Bristol, Warrington, Whitehaven
For the last 20 years, our team has ensured the lights stay on, and the world remains a safe place. Join us as an Electrical Engineering placement student and help us solve some of our greatest energy challenges. From delivering next-generation nuclear plants to maintaining existing ﬂeets and safe decommissioning. We're helping to drive evolution in the power sector. So, you can help us develop offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, Small Modular Reactor technology and digital apps for nuclear.
Industrial year locations: Birmingham, Croydon, York
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.
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.
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.
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