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Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Aerospace/Aviation Civil Engineering Architecture Electronic and Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

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About Atkins

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. Our strength lies in the breadth and depth of our technical expertise which enables us to provide practical solutions to the most complex challenges for clients in a wide range of sectors.

Careers at Atkins

If you join us on a placement you’ll be working with people who thrive in our strong team environment and are committed to doing more than what’s expected to provide exceptional solutions for our clients.

Our teams provide multidisciplinary technical expertise across many sectors including:

  • Environment
  • Water
  • Defence
  • Healthcare
  • Rail
  • Roads
  • Security

Our projects are varied, sometimes high-profile and often challenging. This means our opportunities are diverse and always interesting!

Some of the things that make Atkins a great place to work:

Our Awards
We are proud of the successes we have been recognised with in our industry from the Best Companies Accreditation 2016, The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work for 2015 to The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2015, The Guardian 300 and the recently voted 13th in the top firms for work-life balance.

Corporate & Social Responsibility
We are passionate about our Corporate & Social Responsibility and work hard with local communities to make a real difference. At a local level our people raise money and volunteer time and skills in support of a wide range of community based activities. At a Group level we are also a patron of REDR and everyone at Atkins gets given 2 days per year to fund-raise for charity.

Armed Forces Covenant – Atkins
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge of support for our people who choose to be Reservists, and commits us to sustain and enhance the ways in which that support is demonstrated. We will support you as a reservist to enable you to have both – your career and to support your country. Amongst our people we have a growing number of Armed Forces Reservists, ordinary people who give up their time to train and serve alongside the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force or Royal Marines.

Women at Atkins
Atkins is a people business and we’re successful because we offer our clients diverse skills and experience and we know that our ability to attract talented people and encourage you to stay with us is as much about the working environment we create as it is about the amazing projects we work on. We believe in being fair, equal and helping each other to improve and advance. It’s part of our culture and of everyone who works with us. As we continue to work to increase the proportion of female staff in Atkins, we have developed a range of schemes to support this including:

  • Our Women’s Professional Network inspires our female employees and supports their career progression.
  • Our Women’s Leadership Council is a body of our most senior women who guide the way for others.
  • Our Gender Balance Improvement Group constantly monitors how we’re doing.

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Atkins Latest Reviews

  • Student Design Engineer

    From the outset, I was given a lot of responsibility so I was able to get really involved with high profile projects straightaway, which made you feel you were making a valid contribution to the compa...


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  • Geotechnical engineering summer placement

    I enjoyed my placement, and it was a good insight into the world of work....


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Facts and Figures


Number of Placements Available This Year*


Number of Internships Available This Year*


Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us*

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

Awards and Commendations

[2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2014] Top 100