Graduate Opportunity

Signalling and Communication Systems Graduate Scheme 2023

Transport Planning/Project Management/Infrastructure.

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Shaping tomorrow's journeys

Get your career started as part of a well-respected team, with a solid reputation in the engineering industry. On our Graduate Development Programme, you'll be trusted with complex work, and receive 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.

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Your role

Join us as a Graduate within our Transportation Signalling Business and help us to shape the future of transport by helping our clients deploy the latest transportation communications and control system technologies to provide safe, punctual, fast and environmentally efficient journeys to millions of people.

Our technology focused roles offer the opportunity to deliver the systems that will help our clients manage and optimise tomorrow’s railway, highways and airport infrastructure. Our teams drive innovative projects from industry leading Railway Signalling & Telecoms systems, Highways technology, and Real-time Passenger Information systems at the UK's largest airport Heathrow.

We also have exciting Project Management opportunities in our Project Business Management Office based within our Project Delivery Practice at Heathrow. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced environment as part of an expanding team managing the Project Controls across a range of successful portfolios, including IT in Construction, Cyber, Security, Project & Consulting and Service Support.

We advise on everything from strategic direction to the management, design, installation and commissioning of these systems on our client’s railway, roads and aviation infrastructure.

As one of the team, we'll trust you to help our clients make the right decisions to best realise their development goals.

You’ll have the opportunity to rotate between office-based assignments, site-based construction, testing placements and client facing roles during the first 1-2 years of your employment.

Aside from your contractual Atkins office location, you’ll be expected to be available to travel to other Atkins and client offices.

You will be under the guidance of a mentor as you develop your capabilities and understanding of the business. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important way to develop, expand and to demonstrate your skills and competencies and as such we support the membership of professional institutions such as the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET). We actively encourage our staff to work towards Chartership status and we have an in-house team to support every part of your journey.

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 environment
  • Embracing 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
  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Two paid annual volunteer days to be used with a charity or initiative of your choice
  • 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
  • Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to our Women’s Professional Development Programme and ethnic minority Empowering Programme

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Job ID Number: GR-178
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: April 6th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 + £2,500 joining bonus + benefits
  • All grades
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • Transport Planning

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