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Environmental Placement Schemes 2022

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Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the design, engineering and project management industry? Join our Placement Scheme where you'll gain exposure to complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to senior leaders.

We are Atkins

With us, there's always something interesting for you to get involved in.

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

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. As an Environmental Consulting placement student, you'll help us deliver outstanding projects that preserve our country's biodiversity or support the generation of sustainable energy. You could work on a range of programmes from enlisting beavers for flood management, major schemes such as protecting wildlife for a new village in Llandarcy, Wales or technically developing New Nuclear New Build projects and supporting the decommissioning of legacy Nuclear infrastructure. You'll be supported and trusted to advise our clients on pollution, contaminated land, environmental policy and conventional/radioactive waste disposal issues. You'll also be involved with fieldwork, conducting tests and surveys, collating and presenting data and auditing processes for efficiency and impact.

Where you could work

As one of our Environmental Consulting placement students, you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:

Infrastructure

Our teams:

  • Asset Planning & Solutions
    Industrial placement locations: Peterborough
  • Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology
    Summer placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol
  • Ecology
    Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Derby, Epsom
  • Planning and Environmental Consenting
    Industrial placement locations: Belfast, Bristol, London, Warrington
  • Water Management Consultancy
    Industrial placement locations: Bristol, Epsom, Glasgow, Oxford, Peterborough, Swansea, Warrington

We're the practice which helps our clients with innovative design, research and advisory services for a sustainable future. With us, get to work in sectors that excite you, across water, cities & development, transport, aviation and energy. As one of the team, you'll work on a variety of projects, from airports to reservoirs, motorways to campuses, ensuring they're safe, eco-friendly, and safeguard our natural resources.

  • Nuclear and Power
    Summer placement locations: Bristol

Our New Build Environment teams use a range of technical disciplines (Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering & more) to help our clients to safely manage radioactive waste/discharges, protect their workers, the public and the environment from radiation.

What you’ll need?

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
  • To be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
  • An ability to adapt to the changing world of work, embracing new technology and agile ways of working
  • A desire to develop relationship building skills which you’ll use 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 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 to include:

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • 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

In addition to the above, our top performing placement students (who’ve completed at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 7th, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Summer and Year-long
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Energy
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical
  • Physics
  • Water/Hydrology

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