Atkins Degree Apprenticeship - Mechanical Engineering – Cumbria
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At Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we have a wide variety of projects big and small that you can be a part of. We have over 18,000 employees worldwide and offices across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia Pacific. Our work covers a variety of sectors including transportation, water, defence, energy, aerospace and infrastructure, and we’re proud to work with major global clients such as the UK Ministry of Defence, Heathrow Airport and HighSpeed 2.
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 Graduate Development Programme, you’re in great company.
Where could I work?
Requirements:3 A levels at Grades A*-C including Mathematics and Physical Science or their equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs A*-C including a Science subject and Maths B/6 and English B/5. (Full details). Although the requirements may differ on the website, please be aware that the grades listed above are the requirements for Atkins.
Further details of this apprenticeship can be found here. Your Learning Provider is currently outlined as Lakes College 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:
Based in our Whitehaven office, you’ll be part of a forward thinking, highly innovative Mechanical team working at the cutting edge of digital design and pushing the standard norms of how engineering projects are delivered in the 21st Century. Working on some of the most complex and challenging decommissioning projects within the Nuclear industry from initial concept through to detailed design and delivery, you will find the work diverse, immersive and ultimately very rewarding. The ideal candidate will have an interest in static and dynamic mechanical loading and have a real passion for 3D digital innovation and 3D modelling with a vision and commitment for how this can shape the future of engineering.
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 boundarie
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.
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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.