Shaping a better future together

We’re Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin group and we’re looking for bright thinkers like you. As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, our mission is to drive innovation that protects the environment and enhances the lives of people everywhere.

Our clients are in the public and private sectors, and they demand delivery of complex infrastructure projects. This ranges from upfront, strategic advice to large programme management focused on results. So whether we’re helping cities to flourish through new technology like Smart Motorways, or moving people across London faster on Crossrail - we’re making tomorrow better through innovation.

Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

Our supportive, three year programme puts you in control of your career goals. Join us and you’ll be part of a project from day one as a valued team member. You can work towards a professional accreditation, build the skills for a successful long-term career, and take on great opportunities such as secondments abroad or in different UK offices.

Welcoming our new grads

Hear from grads and others about what the Graduate Development Programme means to them, and its importance to Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin group.

Graduate Forum

The Forum unites the UK Graduate Community across our 5 businesses, ensuring every voice is heard and has the power to influence. Representatives from each business reach out to their respective communities, listening to the needs and desires of each graduate. The forum turns graduates’ ideas into reality and brings about not only positive change within the GDP but also across Atkins.

Sports and Social Clubs

Good times are an essential part of the GDP. These include everything from pub crawls and meals out, to karting, bouldering or ice skating. Our grads also enjoy annual trips abroad, they’ve visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, gone surfing in Spain and skiing in France!

Annual Ski Trip

The Atkins Grad Ski Trip has been running since 2012, growing every year and is now the biggest event on the graduate social calendar. 110 graduates recently went to Val Thorens, where they skied and socialised all day and night. It was a great way to get to know colleagues from offices across the UK. Heads up: Sign up when you join, last year’s trip sold out in less than half an hour!

Graduate Programme Events

Throughout the programme key events bring the community together to reflect on performance and network with graduate peers. In year one there is a two-day event with your 300-strong graduate cohort. Year two and three’s events include two-day workshops to support career and personal development. Year three’s event features an unforgettable finale with sports activities and a special celebratory dinner.


Many graduates get the opportunity to complete a secondment or placement in a different part of the Atkins business. If you work in transportation this could mean visiting Bangalore in India, and for other business areas travelling to our different UK offices.

Charity Challenge

A fun-filled event that has seen grads raise hundreds of thousands of pounds since the challenge began. As well as bring in much-needed funds for our patronised charity RedR, activities also help our grads build invaluable networks and friendships with new colleagues.

Advancing together

At Atkins you’ll join a place where our teams have created a strong working and learning environment. We want to be a truly inclusive employer and that means continuing to improve for the benefit of everyone. We value the diversity of people because we believe it’s the right thing to do. Our strong staff-generated groups include LGBT+, Women’s Professional Network, ENABLE Disability Network and BAME Network. We have also signed the Time to Change pledge as a commitment to change perceptions and have positive conversations around mental health.

Rewards & Benefits

The GDP at Atkins is designed to support you into the world of work. In appreciation for being part of the team, we offer a range of holistic benefits which we call ‘Total Reward’. It combines financial rewards, flexible benefits, learning & development, and can be tailored to meet your changing career and personal needs as you progress with us. Find out more here.

Interested? To find out more about joining us, read our Graduate Brochure here.

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