Sustainability, green buildings, net zero – over the last decade we’ve seen these terms turn from buzz words to business imperatives. Climate change is an issue we’re all aware of in the engineering industry and something most of us believe we can make a real difference to. Now is the time for us all to be thinking seriously about how we make more of an impact on the sustainability agenda.
Joining Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, as an apprentice quantity surveyor, I knew that the challenges and learning experiences would give me a great start to my career. But I never expected that the journey would be so rewarding! Read on to find out more about the Apprenticeship Scheme, what a quantity surveyor actually does, and my accomplishments so far.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Well at Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, you can. Ben Craig started as an Apprentice and after diving into a few projects, turned his wickedly analytical mind to showing us an entirely new way to do, what we do.
Atkins has contributed over £22,000 of time and resource in a community-led project to rejuvenate Seascale Beach Park, Cumbria, and its surroundings to a safe, fun and child-friendly space for local residents and visitors to enjoy.
Atkins apprenticeships offer the next generation of aspiring engineers a huge boost into amazing careers. Our apprentice opportunities are exceptional – from experiencing real work first hand to learning the theory behind the job, apprentices can train all the way up to a masters degree. But with the theme of National Apprentice Week being ‘Works for Me’, it’s a good time to ask: do apprenticeships really work for Atkins?
Our Young Professional Award judges have had a busy summer reviewing dozens of applications that were submitted from graduates and apprentices who put themselves in the running to win an award in the inaugural year of the recognition scheme. There were 73 applications in total and some tough choices had to be made but we’re now ready to reveal the winners…
More than 350 graduates and apprentices have kick-started their design, engineering and project management careers after joining Atkins. The new intake represents the company’s highest ever proportion of female graduates and apprentices.
Last month, 70 graduates, apprentices and placement (GAP) students from nine different offices across the UK gathered for a weekend of fun. They all headed to the Peak District, with the YHA Castleton being the GAP base for the weekend.