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Mechanical Engineering Placement Scheme 2021

Job/scheme locations: 
Bristol, Epsom, Warrington, Derby, Glasgow, Sheffield, Whitehaven, London
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Engineering machines of the future

On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in the engineering industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

Your role

As a Mechanical Engineering placement student, you’ll be working in diverse teams across all of our markets. You could work on a variety of projects, including airports, railway stations, nuclear power stations or offshore wind farms. From design to analysis, manufacturing and maintenance challenges, your contribution will make a difference. You'll be able to point to your projects and say, "I helped make that happen."

Where you could work

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

Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Glasgow

Degree requirements: On track for a minimum of a 2.1 Master's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Marine/Naval or Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

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.

Whether it’s mechanical, aerospace or systems engineering; advanced materials, finite element analysis or design – whatever your passion is, you’ll be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground-breaking projects. You’ll get the opportunity to work across design, systems engineering and structural analysis, you’ll be equipped to face the future needs of the market.


Building Services

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Epsom

Water – Design and Advanced Technology

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Epsom, Warrington

Welcome to the team that's shaping smarter, healthier and more sustainable places and spaces. Join us as a Mechanical Engineering placement student and you could be working on designs for an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus or the world's first tidal lagoon.

Nuclear and Power:

Summer placement locations: Bristol, Derby, Epsom, Glasgow, Sheffield, Warrington, Whitehaven

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Derby, Epsom, Sheffield, Warrington, Whitehaven

Join the teams that have been engineering, delivering, managing and decommissioning nuclear facilities worldwide for over 20 years. You could be working on new builds like Hinkley Point C and 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. With us, you'll play a proud part in reaching net-zero by 2050.

Resources – Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Decarbonisation.

Summer placement locations: Bristol, Epsom, London, Warrington

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Epsom

We have a team of over 20,000 experts, and we've worked on thousands of oil and gas installations across North America, Australia, the Middle East, UK and Europe. As one of our Mechanical Engineering placement students, you could be involved with a range of projects, from fixed and floating offshore structures, to terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. We’ll be there supporting you whilst you’re honing your skills on exciting digital and immersive technologies.

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.

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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Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5