Graduate Opportunity

Environment Graduate Scheme 2019


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We deliver innovative solutions to some of the biggest water and environmental challenges of our time. So, we’re looking to develop the skills of the industry experts of the future. Our specialisms include geo-environmental engineering, contaminated land, water management, flood management, waste management, air quality, environmental impact assessments and urban design. This means varied careers for our environmental scientists and engineers, ecologists, hydrogeologists and acousticians.

We offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on to the directions you can take your career in. Whatever your ambitions, we’ve a role to match your passion and degree.

Miriam is an Environmental Scientist within the Infrastructure division. Here she is talking about her experience at Atkins, in her own words, with her own camera!

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What you’ll be doing

Learning to become a future business leader, you’ll get involved with activities in one of these specialist teams:

  • Ecology
  • Acoustics, Air and Emissions
  • Water Management Consultancy
  • Planning & Environmental Consenting
  • Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology.

Who we’re looking for

  • Talented graduates with a 2.1 degree or above in environmental science, ecology, hydrology, flood risk or a relevant scientific, design or engineering discipline.
  • Confident working on your own initiative and as part of multidisciplinary teams.
  • A good communicator who can collaborate with a variety of colleagues and become a trusted customer adviser.
  • Someone who can analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions in a competitive and commercial environment.
  • Keen attention to detail and the drive to keep on learning.
  • Applicants might also hold a relevant MSc or PhD.
  • Skills in computer programming and modelling are particularly welcomed.


  • 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 bonus of £2,500 once complete.
  • 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 per year.
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you.
  • Assigned graduate buddy upon joining and a strong graduate network across all locations.
  • Various annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends and team building activities.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: GR-055
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • UK Wide

Disciplines accepted...

  • Automotive
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Environmental Science
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Mechanical
  • Process
  • Science
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems

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