As a Mechanical Engineering placement student, you will help to support and deliver the technical aspects of a variety of Mechanical engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally. We operate across a range of markets including Cities & Development, Energy, Environment & Geoscience, Transportation and Water.
Whether it’s the design of an airport, bridge, railway station, university campus, nuclear power station or an offshore windfarm, you’ll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree while our training will help develop highly sought-after industry skills.
Brilliant minds. World-changing ideas. We’re one of the world’s most prestigious consultancies. With the Atkins placement scheme, you’re in great company.
Where could I 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
Summer placement locations: placements of 6 – 9 months are available in Glasgow – please apply through the summer placement option
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.1 Master’s/MEng degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Marine/Naval or Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Joining our ADS&T Division will mean that you’re able to work with teams across mission critical industries, to contribute to the security and resilience of the nation, or to exploit advanced technology to help clients to not only meet but embrace these exciting times. They work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and create lighter, quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft. The security team is trusted by organisations to help them understand the threats they are facing and develop the strategies to counter them.
Whether it’s mechanical, aerospace or systems engineering; advanced materials, finite element analysis, design or software – whatever your passion you will be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground breaking projects. Working across design, systems engineering and structural analysis, we’re looking for people who are digitally equipped to face the future needs of the market.
Summer placement locations: Belfast, Bristol, Epsom (Surrey), London, Peterborough, Warrington
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in Mechanical, Building Services or Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Whether it’s an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus or the world’s first tidal lagoon, we love creating outstanding places that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Across all our markets we touch every aspect of social and economic infrastructure. Using the latest digital technologies, we make spaces and places work perfectly for people, while safeguarding our natural resources, to create a better, more sustainable future for all.
Nuclear and Power
Summer placement locations: Bristol, Derby, Epsom (Surrey), Sheffield
Industrial year locations: Bristol, Derby, Epsom (Surrey), Sheffield
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Materials or General Engineering or a Nuclear related subject
We are the team that engineer, deliver, manage and decommission nuclear facilities worldwide, using the latest technology solutions to ensure the lights stay on and the world remains a safe place.
Our power business has been delivering mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering services to the global power sector for over 20 years. We’re now leaning into new energy challenges such as offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology - helping to drive evolution in the power sector.
With an unwavering commitment to safety, quality and efficiency, we are well positioned to add value to today’s challenges of delivering the next generation of nuclear power plants while at the same time maintaining the existing generating ﬂeet and safely decommissioning legacy facilities. We’re now looking to the future, working with Small Modular Reactor (SMR) developers to advance new designs and developing digital applications, such as virtual and augmented reality, for the nuclear industry.
Oil, Gas & Offshore Wind
Summer placement locations: Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Epsom (Surrey), Glasgow, London
Industrial year locations: Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Epsom (Surrey).
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in Mechanical or Offshore Engineering
Within the Oil and Gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on thousands of oil and gas installations around the world, you’ll join a team of over 20,000 experts located in North America, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the UK. We work across the life cycle of the oil and gas industry, finding innovative solutions to complex challenges through the increased use of digital and immersive technologies, and have worked on over 700 projects in the last five years all around the world. We have provided unrivalled technical expertise and support to the oil and gas industry for more than four decades. Our highly skilled teams are leading technical developments across the globe and, with our input, problems are solved and critical decisions are made with confidence.
Summer placement locations: Derby, Birmingham, Glasgow, London
Industrial year locations: Birmingham, London
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.1 Bachelor’s/BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering
In a connected and ever-changing world, we are shaping the future of transport, making journeys easier, safer and more reliable, supporting a healthier, happier and more productive society. Through combining traditional engineering, new technologies and innovative thinking we bring ideas to life, meeting increased demands on infrastructure to deliver not only more, but better for less. As partner of choice, our industry-leading expertise, strategic insight and capability spans the full transport ecosystem, reimagining infrastructure across rail, highways and local transport. Our collaborative approach puts our customers at the heart of everything we do, driving efficiencies, improving mobility and unlocking growth.
What are we looking for?
- Passion and understanding for working in a consultancy environment, with the ability to work with clients and internal stakeholders
- Drive and determination
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the confidence to work on your own initiative or as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
- An interest in developing digital and technology-based solutions
What are the benefits and rewards?
When you join us, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you can feel proud of.
Our benefits, to name a few, include:
- dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalized objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
- our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme
- a competitive salary
How do I apply?
Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunity employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. For further details on our recruitment process, please refer to our website.
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 confidentially.
Our deadline for applications is Monday 6th January 2020. Some of our opportunities are incredibly popular, so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.
NB: 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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