Application Process

Graduates

  • Find the right role for you using our Gradcracker Hub and click apply
  • Fill out an online application form which aims to find out more about you, your reasons for applying to AtkinsRéalis and the role, your interests, and your experience
  • Complete the online immersive assessment
  • Have a virtual interview with the business

Placements/Internships (summer and ‘year in industry’)

  • Find the right role for you on our Gradcracker Hub and click apply
  • Fill out an online application form which aims to find out more about you, your reasons for applying to AtkinsRéalis and the role, your interests, and your experience
  • Complete the online immersive assessment
  • Have a virtual interview with the business (year in industry placements only)

Tips & Pointers

Are there any important differences to note between your virtual interview and a face-to-face interview?

The team that interviews you and the questions they will ask will be the same in a virtual situation as they would be in a face-to-face setting. The only difference being that you won’t need to travel to one of our offices - giving you more opportunity to get prepared.

What advice would you give to students on how to prepare for the virtual interview?

Your preparation should be the same for any interview. Make sure you know as much about the business, the role, and the team you have applied to as possible. Don’t forget any work experience can be linked to a new job, just think about the soft skills, team working or leadership skills you may have learnt from these. 

It’s great to have a different example for each competency question you are asked, so don’t forget to think about examples based on; university studies, paid and unpaid work, extracurricular activities such as societies, charitable work etc. 

Finally, ask questions and make the most of the session – we want you to do your best and the interviewer may be your future colleagues/line manager!
 
Do you have any tips for performing well and managing nerves during the virtual interview?

Make sure you have the right setting, a clean and simple background free of distractions is best. Use headphones, if possible, as this helps reduce echoing and ensures you can hear the interviewers clearly. Opt to use a personal Wi-Fi connection as some public ones will have firewall settings that prevent you logging in.

If your Wi-Fi isn’t great, try plugging the internet cable into your computer/laptop. If you can test run using the Microsoft Teams platform in advance you will know exactly what you are doing. Finally, be prepared, enthusiastic and dress for success. Most importantly be yourself!

Connect directly with our early careers mentors

Register on our Connectr platform (via the ‘Chat to us’ button on our website) and you’ll be able to choose a mentor from some of our early careers team – they are all grads and apprentices. You can ask anything you like about the application process and working at AtkinsRéalis. You can also explore career guidance, tips and insights.

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