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Software and Digital Graduate Scheme 2021

Job/scheme locations: 
Bristol, Aldershot, Epsom, Whitehaven
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

Transform the intelligence of business

Start out as a vital member of a well-respected team that has a solid reputation in the engineering industry. On our Graduate Development Programme, you'll be trusted to own your projects and supported to develop in areas that excite you.

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 Graduate Software & Digital Engineer, you'll play an important role, delivering software on a variety of exciting projects in the UK and abroad. Get involved in projects across Airports, Nuclear & Power, Aerospace, Defence, Energy, Environment & Geoscience, Transportation and Water. You could be developing facial recognition, verifying nuclear power plants' safety shutdown systems, and supporting teams with digital transformation. While you develop your interests and capabilities, we'll make sure you have all the support to achieve your Chartership.

Where could you work

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

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

Degree Requirements: Minimum 2:1 Bachelors or above in: Computer Science, Maths, Electrical, Electronic, Systems Engineering, Physics, IT, Software Engineering, Control & Systems Engineering, Information Technology & Communications

ADS&T is the team that works across mission-critical industries. We maintain our defence sector's resilience, transform aerospace, and keep transport systems running safely. You’ll join as a Graduate Engineer and be involved in software development, testing and software verification across many different projects using programming in C#. We want you to work in the fields and specialist areas that excite you. Some of these might include High-integrity and Safety-critical software and Information security.

Working in the fields of Identity Assurance/Information security, Geospatial information System (GIS), software development of data intensive applications, Industrial Automation and Control Systems, Software Assurance, and bespoke critical Software Development.  Our services include the provision of independent technical advice to Customers, the supply of commercial off the shelf software combined with support and custom application training, the development of custom applications using a blend of Microsoft development tools, 3rd party API’s and industry leading databases, and the supply and maintenance of our product portfolio.

Locations for this business will include London and South East, South West;

Bristol, Aldershot, Epsom

Nuclear and Power

Degree Requirements: Minimum 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in Maths, Computer Science, Physics, IT, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Geography, GIS, Geospatial, App Development, Information Technology & Communications, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Control & Systems Engineering, or equivalent.

As a Graduate Software & Digital Engineer you will support the development of and deliver innovative digital solutions across the full project lifecycle in line with our four digital pillars: reality capture, design, site delivery and asset management. Our teams work closely with our clients to offer and develop these solutions across many challenging projects with these solutions ranging from mechatronics and robotics to coding and  software development, as well as generating visualisations with immersive media support such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

Our teams work closely with our clients to offer and develop digital and technology solutions across many challenging projects. These solutions could require mechatronics and robotics, coding, software development, visualisations and immersive media support such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Our locations include most major disciplines and with them, as a placement student, you will be involved in developing innovative and practical solutions for our clients across the UK and further afield. You will work with our project and technical leads as well as our clients to capture their requirements as well as working with colleagues across the Atkins group to develop proposals for new work.

You will support the development of and deliver innovative digital solutions across the full project lifecycle in line with our four digital pillars: reality capture, design, site delivery and asset management. Seeing you work with business leaders as well as lead teams in the delivery of tasks as required ensuring they are delivered to time and quality.

Your team will help you continuously improve and develop your skills, learn new things and keep up to date with the latest developments in the industry.

Locations for this business will include Cumbria;


What you can bring

  • A passion for, and understanding of, a 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 ability to adapt to the changing world of work, embracing new technology and agile ways of working
  • Ability to demonstrate relationship building skills which you’ll use 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, a pension plan, tailored career development and a strong support network. All of our graduates receive a £2,500 settling in payment on joining and a further £2,500 upon achieving professional accreditation. Read about our Total Rewards.

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 confidentially on 0121 483 5089.

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

South East, South West, London
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5