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South West Engineering Apprenticeship Programme 2021

AP-259
Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Transform our future places and spaces

Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the engineering industry? Join our Apprenticeship Programme. You'll be trusted with complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to the wider team.

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. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also discuss some of our recent Diversity & Inclusion pledges, including Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

What you’ll be studying

Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship

Electro-Mechanical Engineering

Please click here for more information on what this apprenticeship involves.

Academic Requirements - 5 GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics & C/5 in English Language and Double Science + 120 UCAS points including Mathematics and Physics or a stem related subject.

Based in our Bristol office, you’ll be studying towards an Electro-mechanical engineering degree as part of the Advanced Engineering Delivery and Consultancy practice, which is part of our Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology division.

In the Advanced Engineering Delivery and Consultancy practice, we lead the delivery of nationally significant advanced engineering programmes and transform the delivery of our clients’ engineering services.

We offer our clients a range of technically based capabilities along with a range of advanced engineering skills, which we apply across the full lifecycle from concept to disposal to make our clients’ assets safer, more sustainable and more efficient.

We apply a multidisciplinary and systematic approach to our work as there is rarely a black & white solution to our clients’ challenges. Engineers from all disciplines come together to create innovative solutions, working from both holistic and technical viewpoints to capture all aspects of a client’s problem. We need engineers who think laterally, approach problems in a systematic way and can collaborate in a team with members of varying skillsets and diverse backgrounds.  

As part of the Advanced Engineering Delivery and Consultancy practice you will be provided with an excellent support network to allow you to deliver the highest quality work, develop as a professional engineer and make a real impact on the work you take part in.

During your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to work and gain experience in the following teams within the Advanced Engineering Delivery and Consultancy practice:

Systems Engineering

At the heart of Systems Engineering is a passion to problem solve, use holistic thinking and develop innovative solutions to make a difference that benefits the world around you.

You will work with teams across mission-critical industries, contributing to the security and resilience of the nation, and by exploiting advanced technologies you will help clients meet, and embrace these exciting times. As part of an integrated team, you may engage with customers to capture User needs as a set of robust requirements or may develop ways in which systems can be successfully validated and tested. Another core part of the role includes generating and developing Systems Architectures using Model-Based Systems Engineering software tools with support and guidance from experienced Systems Engineers. These tools allow you to model systems using diagrams to optimise the effectiveness of the solution and support the communication of complex concepts in a compelling and straightforward way.    

Within all of this, innovation is at the forefront of everything we do, so all the while you will be constantly challenging the status quo, whilst thinking of novel ways of working and new opportunities.  

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering team work on a variety of exciting projects across both the Aerospace and Defence markets. The nature of the work is extremely varied and often requires complex solutions to solve technically challenging engineering problems facing our clients. From initial design concepts for new products, to qualification testing, certification and in-service support, we are involved at all stages of a project. Our wide range of skills and capabilities span numerous disciplines including classical and finite element stress analysis of composite and metallic components, systems engineering, fatigue and damage tolerance analysis through to composite and metallic design. Whatever your passion, you will be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground-breaking projects.

Recent projects that we have supported in these sectors include submarine nuclear propulsion design, dockyard design support, nuclear handling equipment and blast doors for a new defence facility, large aircraft landing gear continuous product development, aircraft wing design and certification and composite test support.

Working across design, systems engineering and structural analysis, we are looking for people who are digitally equipped to face the future needs of the market. 

Resilience Engineering

As part of our Resilience Engineering team you are able to work with teams across multiple sectors - making the world, systems and infrastructure Safe, Secure and Sustainable through Safety Engineering and Asset & Data Analytics. Resilience is the capability of systems, equipment and infrastructure to protect against safety, environmental and security/cyber threats throughout its lifecycle.  We analyse, assess and develop requirements to mitigate against these threats, providing assurance to our clients.  A critical system is any system whose 'failure' could threaten human life, the system's environment or the existence of the organisation which operates the system.

Applied throughout the lifecycle, Asset and Analytical Engineering is a consistent, systematic and iterative process, used to maximise equipment availability at optimal whole life cost.  Asset Engineering is focussed on influencing equipment design for support, such as, maintenance access, use of existing tools/test equipment and facilities. Analytical Engineering is digitising and utilising complex data to support effective decision making. 

What you could be doing

Join us as an Apprentice at Atkins and be part of a team of big thinkers. You'll be paid for gaining your apprenticeship qualification while enjoying on-the-job mentoring and learning. Your skills will be essential to us, supporting the technical aspects of multidisciplinary design projects. You'll be making a sustainable difference in people's lives, shaping cities, reimagining transport and transforming nuclear energy.

The examples of tasks that an apprentice could undertake are:

  • Supporting engineers creating groundbreaking designs for all kinds of projects
  • Get an opportunity to see first-hand how the team provides discipline lead support and see how these skills and expertise are applied to companies.
  • As an apprentice you’ll get the opportunity to develop your capability in a wide range of exciting projects
  • Create CAD drawings
  • Supporting client meetings and assisting in building relationships
  • Shaping the future of the digital world

For more information on the business area that you would be working in please click here

Please note that further information about the business area you’ll join, will be discussed with you at telephone interview stage.

What you can bring

  • Ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
  • Creativity and strong communication skills
  • Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
  • Be reliable, practical and self-motivated
  • Use your own initiative
  • Work across different locations on a variety of projects, continually developing your skills and experience
  • A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn't afraid to push boundaries

Meeting your needs

We've created a rewards package to fit around your learning, career and personal needs. As well as a competitive salary, enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, a pension plan, tailored career development and a strong support network. Read more about our Total Rewards.

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply Now" below to register your details and start your application journey. To find out more and 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 like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on apprenticeships@atkinsglobal.com.

Our deadline for applications is Friday, 5 March 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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