Placement / Internship

Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technologies Placement Scheme 2023

Civil/Transport Planning/Maths/Computing/Physics.

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Digitally transforming our future

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.

The Team

The Transportation division in Atkins brings together the capabilities of our Highways and Rail teams into a single business of 3,000 talented professionals. You will be working within the Intelligent Mobility and Smart Technology (IMST) consultancy practice of around 100 specialist professionals contributing to the development of future transport.

The IMST team assists public sector organisations in a wide number of activities, providing ‘whole life’ consultancy in the following areas:

  • Digital and Smart Roads – consultancy advice on smart motorways, digital roads, traffic detection, stopped vehicle detection, enforcement, and management of severe weather.
  • Transport Technology Advisory – consultancy advice on traffic signals and control systems, transport data analytics, public transport technology and smart ticketing.
  • Intelligent Transport Operations – advice on transport operations, including the intelligent management of traffic, road charging, enforcement of roads, bridges, tunnels, city cordons and HGV/Truck monitoring.
  • Safety, Behaviours and Research – applying a blend of behavioural science, social science, human centred design, operational knowledge and safety risk expertise to shape future transport strategies and operations.
  • Emerging Mobility – taking an end-user and outcome-focused approach to connecting people, places and services using data, technology and innovative ideas, and applying these to develop Digital Demand Responsive Transport (DDRT), Mobility as a Service (MaaS), electric vehicle solutions and data strategies.

Where you could work

Industrial placement locations: Birmingham, Manchester
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.2 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Analytics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Data Management, Data Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Human Factors, Information & data, Mathematics, Operational Research, Physics, Science, Social Sciences, Statistics, Systems Engineering, Transport Economics, Transport Management, Transport Planning, or Transport Studies

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

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Job ID Number: PL-142
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: April 6th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £21,255 - £24,856 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 12 months
  • Birmingham and Manchester
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Systems
  • Transport Planning

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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