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Environmental Placement Scheme 2023

Civil/Infrastructure/Geology/Physics/Environmental.

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Transforming tomorrow

We are Atkins

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

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.

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:

Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)   
Industrial placement locations: Aldershot, Bristol 

ADS&T is the team that works across mission-critical industries to exploit cutting-edge advanced technology across aerospace and defence markets,  helping clients respond innovatively to evolving external environments. We're maintaining our defence sector's resilience, transforming aerospace, and keeping transport systems running safely.

ADS&T work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and support our national defence programmes across all domains: land, sea, air, maritime and cyber.   

Infrastructure

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.

Our teams:
Acoustics
Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom (Surrey)

Asset Planning & Solutions
Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol
Summer placement locations: Birmingham

Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology
Industrial placement locations: Birmingham

Ecology
Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Epsom (Surrey), Warrington

Planning and Environmental Consenting
Industrial placement locations: Belfast, Bristol, London, Warrington

Water Management Consultancy
Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom (Surrey), Oxford, Peterborough, Swansea, Warrington

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.

Transportation

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 Bridges & Civil, Highways, Rail, Central Rail Systems Alliance, and local transport. You'll feel a sense of pride working with our clients such as Highways England, Network Rail and Transport for London to name a few.

Our teams:
Highways Infrastructure
Summer placement locations: Epsom

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 placement scheme has been designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to work with us 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. Whichever path you take, your future starts here.

What you’ll need?

  • An understanding of the consultancy environment
  • To embrace 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)
  • To be comfortable embracing 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 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.

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply online now" below to register your details and start your application journey. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re able to support 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.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 9th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,255 - £24,856 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 8 weeks -12 months
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom, Derby, Warrington, Belfast, London, Oxford, Peterborough, Swansea and Aldershot
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Infrastructure
  • Physics
  • Sustainability

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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