Human Factors Placement Scheme 2021
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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.
As a Human Factors placement student you’ll help to support the delivery of a variety of engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting industries; including Nuclear, Rail, Oil & Gas and Aviation.
You’ll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world and the users within it. We’re looking for new team members who are keen to take their passion and qualifications in Human Factors and Ergonomics to the next level, where our training and exposure to ground-breaking projects will help you achieve Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.
Where you could work
Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)
Industrial year locations: Aldershot or Bristol
Degree requirements: On track for a 2.1 or above Bachelor’s degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors or Psychology.
With our Resilience Engineering Human Factors consulting team you’ll be exposed to ground-breaking projects across multiple sectors. You could be working on cutting edge programmes including: the latest generation maritime, land and air systems, applying civil best practice to military environments and delivering Human Factors support to cyber-security.
As a member of the team, you’ll be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of projects requiring different behavioural science methods, skills and techniques such as procedural analysis, human performance assessments, HCI design, cyber-security and Cyber Vulnerability Investigations.
Find out more about our ADS&T team.
Resources – Oil and Gas, Offshore Wind and Decarbonisation
Industrial year locations: Bristol (closed for applications), London (closed for applications) or Warrington (closed for applications)
Degree requirements: On track for a 2.1 or above Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors, Ergonomics or Psychology.
Based at our multidisciplinary engineering and design offices, our Human Factors and Ergonomics team members are located perfectly to provide services to clients in a range of sectors, including Nuclear, Rail, Oil & Gas and Aviation. Some example projects you could be working on are: Hinkley Point C (HPC), nuclear power station decommissioning, High Speed Rail 2 (HS2), signalling control room design, offshore platform design, airport design projects and many more.
Being part of a large global Human Factors and Ergonomics team, you’ll be supported and mentored as you gain experience in deploying a range of HF methodologies, such as: task analysis, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design, human error analysis, control room design, workload assessment, safety critical task assessment, etc.
- An understanding of the consultancy environment
- Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
- Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
- 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
- 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 email@example.com.
Our deadline for applications is Friday 26th February 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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