Accessibility tools

Atkins Degree Apprenticeship - Electrical Control and Instrumentation – Cumbria/Midlands

  1. Birmingham, Whitehaven
  1. Nuclear


Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. With over 18,000 people globally, you’ll be joining a team of people who never stop pushing themselves to discover what’s possible.

Do you want to get paid for gaining a degree apprenticeship qualification with on-the-job mentoring and learning? Would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in engineering and design?  If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Atkins as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.

With Atkins, you’ll be joining a team who help to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas and by solving the engineering challenges of the future. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with the foundations to maximise your full potential.

Adventurous spirits. Impressive advances. This is your opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading consultancies. With the Atkins Apprentice Development Programme, you’re in great company

Where could I work?

Location: West Lakes/Whitehaven

Requirements: 5 GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics, B/5 in English Language and a Science subject and 3 A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science or their equivalent (Full details). Although the requirements may differ on the website, please be aware that the grades listed above are the requirements for Atkins.

Location: Birmingham
Requirements: GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics & C/5 in English Language + A Levels at grade BBC or equivalent, to include Maths and a STEM based subject (Full details)

Further details of this apprenticeship can be found here. The Learning Provider for West Lakes/Whitehaven is currently outlined as Lakes College and for Birmingham, it is currently Aston University but please note this could be subject to change depending on availability.

Apprentices will work with a variety of teams, join us and you can expect to be involved in a variety of projects:


Westlakes – Based in our Westlakes office on the edge of the stunning Lake District, our team supports clients within the Nuclear industry to deliver innovative solutions in a challenging environment. You will be part of our fast- evolving EC&I team who strive towards using cutting edge technology in a diverse range of projects. Recent projects have incorporated the design, specification, integration and substantiation of all three aspects of EC&I engineering. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the nuclear sector and is passionate about incorporating digital design into their work.

Birmingham – Based in our Birmingham office as a electrical engineer, you will find yourself working on projects in the Nuclear, Offshore Wind, and Grid & Electrical Networks. Some of our current projects include electrical design and verification of the offshore windfarms, grid connection studies for embedded generation projects and conventional generation plants. Design and failure investigation of industrial installations, protection settings and design of new battery storage schemes. We’re looking for candidates who have a keen interest in supporting power system projects and occasional work at client sites across the Energy sector.

During your 5 year apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Atkins. Spending either one day a week at the college or doing block weeks. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you’ll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.

What are we looking for?

  • The 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
  • To be reliable, practical and self-motivated
  • To use your own initiative
  • To Work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience
  • Be UK mobile to work across different locations on a variety of projects
  • 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


What are the benefits and rewards?

For a full list of our benefits and to understand more about our apprentice community, please click here. Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to one of our current apprentices about our culture click here.

How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey!  As an equal opportunities employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. For more information about our D&I initiatives, please click here.

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

For further details on our recruitment process, please refer to our website.

Our deadline for applications is 31 January 2020.  Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible. 

NB: 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.



Our Latest Articles

Unique + Valued = Together

Is this generation of engineers best placed to tackle climate change?

Martyn Harvie, practice manager and ICE superhero

Could you be part of our future?

Recently Viewed Jobs