Electrical and Electronic Placement Scheme 2022
Innovate for a fast-paced future
Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the design, engineering and project management industry? Join our Placement Scheme 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, 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. Let's also talk about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality and how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.
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, shaping 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. You'll feel a strong sense of pride, improving our world while honing your skills.
Where you could work
As a placement student, you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:
Industrial placement locations: Bristol, Epsom, London
Design and Advanced Technology – Water (MEP)
Industrial placement locations: Epsom
Summer placement locations: Epsom
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 a university campus. 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.
Learn more about our Infrastructure teams and locations.
Nuclear & Power
Industrial placement locations: Warrington, Whitehaven
Summer placement locations: Bristol
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 placement locations: Birmingham, Croydon
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 Bridges & Civil, Highways, Rail, Central Rail Systems Alliance, and local transport. You'll feel a sense of pride working with our clients such as Highways England, Network Rail and Transport for London to name a few.
We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength. Different views and opinions enhance our ability to provide value-added performance and better services for our clients. That’s why we believe different, makes a difference. Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring.
Our placement scheme has been designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to work with us and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development within your chosen role, you’ll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. Whichever path you take, your future starts here.
What you’ll need?
- An understanding of the consultancy environment
- To embrace equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do
- A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions
- Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team
- Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable)
- To be comfortable embracing agile ways of working and learning new technologies
Meeting your needs
We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being to include:
- Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
- Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices
- In addition to the above, our top performing placement students (who’ve completed 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" 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.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re able to support 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.
Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.