Graduate Opportunity

Physical Security Graduate Scheme 2022

London and Stockton, County Durham. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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Innovation on the cutting edge

On our Graduate Development Programme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in the engineering industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders.

How do rotations/placements work?

Graduates experience multiple rotations as part of the graduate programme at Atkins. Find out how they work. To watch the full Gradcracker/Atkins webinar click here.

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.

Your role

As a Graduate Physical Security consultant on our prestigious 3-year programme you will play a pivotal role across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the private and public sectors. Our projects are founded on proven security analysis and sound engineering / technical capability.

You’ll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Your ideas will be put into place across a wide range of specialisms from counter-terrorism through to physical and electronic security designs to strategy and master planning in the built environment. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you develop industry skills that are highly sought after.

Where you could work

Infrastructure

Degree Requirements: Minimum 2.2 BSc degree (or equivalent) in in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering or sciences) or a security related discipline.

We develop innovative solutions to help our clients realise their vision in a safe and secure environment. In a highly analytical role, you could find yourself involved in a broad range of activities including:

  • Threat and risk analysis
  • Security risk management
  • All design stages for all security functions
  • Security operations and procedures
  • Strategies, schemes and Master-planning
  • Counter-terrorism and protective security
  • Physical security
  • Electronic security systems
  • Explosive blast and weapons effects on structures
  • Continuity and resilience for security threats
  • Concept of Operations

Locations for this business include; London and Stockton

About you

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.

What you’ll need?

  • A passion for working in a consultancy environmentEmbracing 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)
  • Comfortable to embrace 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:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join and a further payment of £2,500 when you achieve chartered status or reach an equivalent stage in your professional development
  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays. You also have the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year, to be used with a charity or initiative of your choice
  • An assigned graduate buddy upon joining & a collaborative graduate network across all locations
  • Support to achieve Chartered status or equivalent with a relevant institution
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • Annual Graduate Events
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
    Access to all employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices
  • Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to our Women’s Professional Development Programme and ethnic minority Empowering Programme

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