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Flexible working at Atkins 

We recognise that you exist outside of the office. And when you’re excelling in your personal life, you bring that drive and passion to work. That’s why flexible working is a vital part of our collective success.

Flex your way for what matters to you

Some of our employees are extraordinary parents. Others are committed reservists. Others might just need to leave a bit early to get to band practice. Whether it’s down in your contract or an informal understanding, our style of flexible working is built on mutual trust. We know you’ll meet your project commitments – you know we’ll support you with what’s important to you:

Seen one of our roles advertised as flexible working?

These are the flexible options that you might want to talk about during your interview:

Part-time working: working fewer than the standard number of full-time hours

Job sharing: where two employees share the duties of a full-time position

Mobile working/teleworking: this permits employees to work all or part of their week at a location remote from their normal workplace, for example at another Atkins office or site office

Phased retirement: for employees who wish to change their pattern of working hours and perhaps adjust their responsibilities as a transition towards retirement

Home working: helpful when you need to concentrate on a particular piece of work or when you need to balance domestic and work commitments

Flexible holiday scheme: each year you can have the option of buying up to 15 days additional leave or selling up to 5 days of leave, so you can take between 4 and 8 weeks of holiday each year

Sabbatical/career break: an approved, extended period of unpaid leave which gives you the opportunity to study, carry out voluntary work or travel

Term-time working: an arrangement where you do not work during the school holidays.

For a flexible working arrangement to be successful there must be flexibility on all sides. We always welcome any reasonable requests to work flexibly but will consider individual cases on how they balance with commercial need.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device.


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