Graduate Opportunity

Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Graduate Scheme 2019


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Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction projects within the transportation sector? From Crossrail to HS2, to managing the M25 and construction of a new motorway around Newport to ease congestion and on to London’s Heathrow Airport and the London Underground network.

As one of the world’s leading transportation contractors providing design consultancy and construction services to many of the UK’s largest clients and major contractors our cutting-edge independent advice and innovative design enables our clients to turn ideas into reality and deliver their most important transportation projects and programmes. You can help us lead the way.

As transport infrastructures experience unprecedented investment, we’re building the sustainable, integrated transport network of the future. From high-speed rail and city metros to smart motorways and driverless cars, we deliver the solutions that keep the world moving.

Join our transportation team and you’ll help us to take on technically challenging engineering projects from HS2 to smart motorway schemes. You’ll develop industry skills that are highly sought after and learn to become a future business leader.

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What you’ll be doing

As a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering graduate you’ll be joining one of the following locations/teams:

  • Birmingham
  • Croydon
  • Derby
  • Glasgow
  • London
  • Plymouth
  • Swindon.

You will:

  • Develop your skills working on a variety of rail and highways projects, providing technical solutions.
  • Become familiar with infrastructure terms and processes, across a wide range of disciplines. 
  • Prepare and check project designs, drawings, assessment calculations, reports and contract documents. 
  • Become a trusted adviser to our clients, working collaboratively with suppliers, contractors, the public and multidisciplinary teams.

Who we’re looking for

You’ll be a talented graduate with a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Control Systems Engineering or Power Systems Engineering.

We also require:

  • Drive and determination to achieve Chartered Status.
  • Confidence working on your own initiative and as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • A good communicator who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and manage your time effectively.
  • A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK and possibly abroad.
  • Prepared to undergo a medical assessment, as some roles may involve working out on site.


  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month.
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins. With a chartership/accreditation bonus of £2,500 once attained.
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days leave per year.
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you.
  • Local graduate forums & a strong graduate network across all locations.
  • Annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: GR-047
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Opportunity Overview

  • April 22nd, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Birmingham, Croydon, Derby, Glasgow, London, Plymouth, Swindon

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

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