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Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technologies Placement Scheme 2021

Job/scheme locations: 
Birmingham
Type of opportunity: 
Placement
Application deadline: 
11/12/2020

Digitally transforming our future

Get your career started as part of a well-respected team, with a solid reputation in the engineering industry. On our Placement Scheme, you'll be trusted with complex work, and receive all levels of support from line managers to senior leaders.

While you grow in areas that excite you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Speak to us about how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Ask us about our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, from Women's Equality to being Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

Your role

Join us as a placement student in our Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technologies practice and be part of something big. We have a growing range of clients, and we need many different skills and capabilities to deliver projects for them. We believe that diversity is the key to success and makes us stand out from the crowd, and therefore are searching for students with a variety of degree types and backgrounds to join our team.

In our team, you’ll have a role in delivering the technology systems that manage and optimise tomorrow’s transport infrastructure, driving innovative projects from adaptive traffic signals and smart motorways to control centres and real-time passenger information. There’s also the opportunity to get involved with the design proof of concepts and run trials to test what the future of travel will look like. You might have heard of projects called Flourish and Venturer - these are real examples of putting early design driverless cars to the test and tackling the real questions around public acceptance, safety, insurance and end-user experience. As one of the team, we'll trust you to help our clients make the right decisions to best realise their development goals.

Where you could work

Industrial year location: Birmingham

Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s or 2.2 Master’s in Engineering, Transport Economics, Transport Planning and Management, Maths, Geography, Human Factors

Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technologies will transform people's journeys and the movement of goods, whilst increasing the efficiency, sustainability and safety of our transport systems and cities worldwide.

So, it calls for diverse expertise including Engineering, Planning, Humanities, Sciences and Maths. For postgraduate students disciplines of interest include, but are not limited to: Behavioural/organisational psychology (MSc), Transport management, Air transport management, Logistics (MSc), Ergonomics (MSc), Smart cities, (MSc), Digital technologies (MSc), Intelligent vehicles (MSc), Risk management (MSc).

What you can bring

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • 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.

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.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
East Midlands
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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