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Start your dream career now with an Apprenticeship at Atkins 

We’re one of the most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies in the world. And our mission is to drive innovation that enhances the lives of communities and protects the environment. We’re already solving tomorrow’s energy challenges, developing new technology for Smart Motorways and, through projects like Crossrail, improving life for millions. On our Apprenticeship Scheme, you’ll work on projects that make a difference from your first day.

Why choose a career in engineering?

Whether you work as an engineer or in a non-technical role, the design, engineering and project management industries are exciting sectors to work in. We use leading-edge technology to literally change the world for the better - through our work we’re shaping smart cities, preserving our natural heritage, and making communities happier. Here are five reasons to work in engineering:

  • Engineering has more impact on the world than any other profession
  • Engineering is really interesting and allows you to use your creativity every day
  • Engineers are in demand and they earn good money
  • Engineering drives our economy forward and gives you the power to make a difference
  • Engineering gives you the chance to work with talented people

Our apprentices

Over 100 talented apprentices join our scheme each year. As an Apprentice your mentors will support you as you study towards nationally recognised qualifications and accreditations. You’ll be able to keep track of your progress through professional development and performance reviews. And you’ll also:

  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Start real work from your first day
  • Find what you love to do through opportunities in different areas of the business
  • Learn directly from some of the leading experts in our industries
  • Work on the cutting edge of technology
  • Benefit from flexible working, and progressive attitudes to wellbeing & diversity

Apprentice opportunities

As the digital and physical worlds collide, technology is enhancing everything we do. It’s making our world faster, better and safer. We need a fresh generation with superior digital skills to help us harness technology in new ways. So we’re looking for digital disruptors and brave thinkers who are ready to lead Atkins into the future. Besides Engineering Apprenticeships we have a variety of other exciting roles across our Apprenticeship Scheme. Here are some of these positions that we typically recruit for:

Cyber Security

Working at the leading edge of digital technology, you’ll be protecting some of our most important national institutions against threats in cyberspace. 

Junior Management Consultant
A crucial role that’ll have you working with our teams to solve problems and maximise performance on projects for local and transport authorities across the UK. 

Project Controls
You’ll be fulfilling a central role, developing, implementing and maintaining costs, as well as providing planning and scheduling on projects.

Transport Systems (Rail Signalling)
Working with our teams, you’ll be on the frontlines - planning, developing, installing, testing and commissioning innovative rail communication solutions. 

Atkins Digital Engineering
From innovation to simulations and 3D models, our engineers work with advanced technologies to capture data and create designs in a digitised environment.

Valued as ‘One of Us’

As well as a competitive salary, we offer a range of company benefits. They combine financial rewards, flexible benefits, learning & development, and can be tailored to meet your changing career and personal needs. Find out more. 

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