Atkins Higher Apprenticeship - Project Delivery – Midlands

AP-243
Birmingham
  1. Transportation

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 higher 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. We’re a world-leading consultancy offering an experience like no other. With the Atkins Apprentice Development Programme, you’re in great company.

Transportation

Location: Birmingham
Requirements: 5 GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics & C/5 in English Language and Literature + 48 UCAS points or equivalent (Full details)

Further details of this apprenticeship can be found here. Your Learning Provider is currently outlined as QA 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:

Transportation

Our innovative project management team ensure our transportation projects run smoothly. You’ll take care of everything from design, contracts and budgets, to purchasing and on-site construction. It’s a big job. But you’ll enjoy bringing everyone and everything together to deliver some of the largest and most interesting engineering projects in the transportation industry. You will also have opportunities to run small projects by yourself and ensure they are delivered on time and on budget. There’s an array of chances for you to develop your skillset, build up your experience and grow an impressive portfolio.

Transportation is involved in some of the most interesting design and engineering projects in the rail industry. Providing an opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s leading engineers and gain
experience of being part of the project teams behind some of the Rail industry’s major infrastructure projects.

East West Rail, HS2 and M4 CANs are all projects that you could be working on.

As an Apprentice Project Manager, you’ll:

  • Share project information with stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain project deliverables under the direction of the Project Director and Project Managers to secure and measure progress
  • Collect and input data in to project trackers and databases
  • Attend Project Meetings
  • Project cost analysis, monitoring cost and assessing earned value
  • Assisting in the preparation of Project Management and Commercial Reports for the Senior Management Team
  • Assisting in Work Package Management processes
  • Work towards APM Chartership status

During your 2 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 apprenticeships@atkinsglobal.com

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.

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