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Civil and Structural Engineering Placement Scheme 2021

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Transform our urban legacy

Are you ready to get a head start in your career? Join our Placement Scheme to discover more about life inside Atkins – you'll gain experience working on complex projects 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, in the 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.

Thriving in an upside down world

We'll give you the time you need to live your life while you help us build a better world.

Your role

Join us as a Civil or Structural Engineering placement student and be part of a team of big thinkers. What you do will be essential to us, supporting the technical aspects of multidisciplinary design projects. And you'll be making a sustainable difference to people's lives all around the world, shaping cities, reimagining transport and transforming nuclear energy. Watch this video to see how you could change the future with us.

Where you could work

As a Civil or Structural Engineering placement student, you'll enjoy variety within your role. Working on big and small projects experience different areas, such as consulting, design, or overseeing construction. You can join the following business areas:


Summer placement location: Peterborough
Industrial year locations: (Birmingham - closed for applications) (Epsom - closed for applications) (Glasgow -closed for applications) (Bristol - closed for applications) (London - closed for applications) (Warrington - closed for applications)

Help us reimagine our places and spaces, from industrial facilities to airport-hubs, university campuses and the world's first tidal lagoon. Across all our markets, we touch every aspect of the social and economic framework. The type of work will include creating specialist civils drawings and detailed tasks/designs on sensitive, complex buildings. You'll be sharpening your skills on the latest digital technologies while pressing towards a carbon-neutral future.
Nuclear and Power:

Summer placement locations: Bristol, Warrington, Whitehaven
Industrial year locations: Bristol, Warrington, Whitehaven
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.

Resources - Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Decarbonisation:

Summer placement locations: Aberdeen, Epsom, Glasgow 
Industrial year locations: (Bristol - closed for applications) Epsom
As a placement student in our Resources team, you'll benefit from our legacy of over 20,000 experts worldwide. We have worked on thousands of global installations and can give you unparalleled exposure across, fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Using innovative and immersive technologies, you'll develop your skillset to work on complex challenges, helping governments and corporations solve problems sustainably and make mission-critical decisions with confidence.


Summer placement locations: Birmingham, Cardiff, Epsom, Stockton
Industrial year locations: Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Derby, Edinburgh, Epsom, Glasgow, Gloucester, Leeds, Nottingham, Swansea, Stockton, Trowbridge, Warrington
By combining traditional engineering and new innovative technologies, our teams make journeys easier, safer and more reliable while supporting a greener and more productive society. Our work spans the full transport ecosystem, across rail, highways and local transport. You'll feel a sense of pride working with clients such as Highways England, Network Rail and Transport for London.

What you can bring

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development, as well as motivation for self-directed learning
  • Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
  • An interest and ability to adapt to the changing world, new technology and being open to flexible and agile ways of working
  • Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • A desire to develop relationship building skills with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team.

Meeting your needs

We've created a rewards package to fit around your study, career and personal needs. Enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, tailored career development and a strong support network. Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.


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Job ID Number: PL-090
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 29th, 2021
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Epsom (Surrey), Birmingham, Bristol, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Cambridge, Bedford (Bedfordshire), Belfast, Chelmsford (Essex), Derby, Glasgow and Gloucester (Cotswolds)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Structural

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