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Environmental Consulting Placement Scheme 2021

Peterborough, Bristol
  1. Cities & development, Environment & geoscience, Nuclear, Water

Advance our world, preserve our future

On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in the engineering industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, 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. You could work on niche programmes, like enlisting beavers for flood management, or major schemes such as protecting wildlife for a new village in Llandarcy, Wales. You'll be part of a multi-disciplinary team who support and advise our clients on pollution, contaminated land and environmental policy. You may also find yourself out in the field, 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:


Asset Management and Planning – Drainage Design
Summer placement locations: (Peterborough - closed for applications)
Industrial year locations: (Bristol - closed for applications)

Water Management Consulting
Industrial year locations:
 (Bristol - closed for applications) (Epsom - closed for applications) (Glasgow - closed for applications) (Peterborough - closed for applications) (Swansea - closed for applications) (Warrington - closed for applications)

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.

Read more about our Infrastructure teams and locations.

Nuclear and Power

Summer placement locations: (Bristol - closed for applications)
Industrial year locations: (Bristol - closed for applications)

Our environmental teams help our clients to safely manage radioactive waste, protecting their workers, the public and the environment from radiation. You’ll be part of a team who deliver environmental permit applications and support nuclear reactor vendors through design applications. You could be working with clients such as Sellafield, EDF generation, NNB GenCo, Horizon Nuclear Power and Magnox. You'll be one of us and proud to be part of our country's energy solution.

Read more about our Nuclear and Power teams and locations.

What you can bring

· An understanding of the consultancy environment
· Enthusiasm to drive your own career development, as well as motivation for self-directed learning
· Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
· An interest and ability to adapt to the changing world, new technology and being open to flexible and agile ways of working
· Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
· A desire to develop relationship building skills 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've created a rewards package to fit around your study, career and personal needs. Enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, tailored career development and a strong support network. Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done 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 Now" below to register your details and start your application journey. To find out more and for advice on how to play to your strengths, visit us on Connectr.

We want 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

Our deadline for applications is Friday 29th January 2021. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years' design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things differently and want to build a better world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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