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.
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.
Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)
ADS&T is the team that works across mission-critical industries to exploit cutting-edge advanced technology across aerospace and defence markets, helping clients respond innovatively to evolving external environments. We're maintaining our Defence sector's resilience, transforming aerospace, and keeping transport systems running safely. ADS&T work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and support our national defence programmes across all domains: land, sea, air, maritime and cyber.
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.
Our team creates all kinds of infrastructure, from power stations to pipelines, water treatment works to airports. Our people plan, design, and oversee construction on projects of sizes large and small, in the UK and internationally. We enjoy a variety of work with clients across sectors including energy, water, cities and development, aviation, and defence. Joining our team, you might plan the complex construction for a nuclear power station or airport, help to tackle pollution with innovative wastewater treatment and sustainable drainage systems, design residential and commercial urban development schemes, or deliver essential drinking water systems to communities, making a positive impact to people’s lives. You’ll be supported to develop general civil engineering skills in utilities, buildings and structures, enabling works and construction, giving you the flexibility to work across various industries in multidisciplinary project teams. Our team is represented in specialist areas too, including structural dynamics, seismic analysis, and blast and impact design, providing a depth of knowledge to learn from.
Nuclear and Power:
Join the teams that have been engineering, delivering, managing and decommissioning nuclear facilities worldwide for over 20 years, from new builds like Hinkley Point C to on-site engineering for clients such as EDF. We're driving evolution in the areas of offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology. And we're also proud to play a part in reaching net-zero by 2050.
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 graduate programme has been designed to give you an insight into the huge variety 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. You’ll work towards your professional accreditation; whichever path you take, your future starts here.
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:
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