Work Placement / Internship

Environment Summer and Industrial Year Placement Scheme (2020)

Cities & Development, Clean Power, Environment & Geoscience, Nuclear, Water

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As an Environment placement student, you’ll have exposure to a variety of engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK.

You’ll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, whilst you’re developing highly sought-after industry skills.

Adventurous spirits. Impressive advances. This is your opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading consultancies. With the Atkins placements scheme, you’re in great company.

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Where could I work?

As a placement student you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:

Infrastructure

  • Summer placement locations: Birmingham, Exeter, Oxford, Warrington.
  • Industrial year locations: Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Epsom (Surrey), Oxford, Peterborough, Warrington.
  • Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.1 Bachelor’s or 2.2. Master’s degree in environmental science, ecology, geography, hydrology, flood risk or a relevant scientific, design or engineering discipline.

Whether it’s an airport, a reservoir, a transport interchange or a university campus, we work with our clients in the UK and around the world to provide innovative design solutions, research and advisory services for a sustainable future. Operating at the interface between people and the natural environment we work across a range of markets including water, cities and development, transport, aviation and energy. Using the latest digital technologies and approaches, we make spaces and places work perfectly for people and the environment, while safeguarding our natural resources, to create a better, more sustainable future for all. We are looking for student passionate about water management, flood risk, contaminated land, hydrogeology, environmental impact assessment and consenting (to name just a few of our service lines) to join our multi-disciplinary teams around the country.

Nuclear and Power

  • Summer placement locations: Bristol
  • Industrial year locations: Bristol
  • Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.2 Master’s/MEng degree in a relevant Environmental, Science or Nuclear related degree discipline.

Our environmental team in Bristol work on radioactive waste management, radiological protection and UK nuclear environmental legislation across new build, generation and decommissioning markets in the nuclear industry. We provide solutions to our clients to ensure they safely manage radioactive waste, and protect their workers, the public and the environment from radiation exposure and contamination. We are instrumental in the delivery of environmental permit applications for nuclear new build operators and we utilise our UK regulatory requirement expertise to support nuclear reactor vendors through their Generic Design Applications. We also provide permitting support and advice for other types of sites. Some of our key clients include; Sellafield, EDF generation, NNB GenCo, Horizon Nuclear Power and Magnox. You will learn how workers, the public and the environment are kept safe in the nuclear industry and apply your knowledge to recommending solutions in line with UK best practice and environmental legislation to make sure this happens. We are looking for candidates on track to achieve an Environmental Science degree ideally, or a Physics/Chemical/Chemistry degree, with modules in the relevant field.

What are we looking for?

  • Passion and understanding for working in a consultancy environment, with the ability to work with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Drive and determination
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the confidence to work on your own initiative or as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • An interest in developing digital and technology-based solutions

What are the benefits and rewards?

When you join us, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you can feel proud of.

Our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • Dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
  • Our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme
  • A competitive salary

How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunities employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. 

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on placements@atkinsglobal.com.

Some of our opportunities are incredibly popular, so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

NB: This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 6th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • Summer, Year-long
  • Birmingham, Exeter, Oxford, Warrington, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Epsom (Surrey) and Peterborough
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Nuclear
  • Physics
  • Science
 

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