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Are you interested in gaining some valuable work experience? Do you want to spend a week with a company that believes in inspiring the next generation of engineers to build a sustainable future? 

It’s never easy to decide what you want to do in the future. That’s why we do what we can to give young people a taste of working life to help them make the right choices.
During your time with us, you'll get to know Atkins - our values, our history and exactly what we do. It's a great early insight into a potential career choice and we hope you'll come back and join one of our early careers programmes. If you decide university isn't the right route for you, then you can join our apprentice programme and we'll provide you with the training and the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications.

Applications for 2020 work experience are now open. If you’d like to apply for summer work experience in 2020, we recommend that you apply before the 1st January 2020. Please send in your application form at least 3-6 months in advance if you’d like to apply for work experience outside of the summer dates.

If you’re a university student looking for a placement, check out our undergraduate vacancies here.  

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We’re committed to protecting our planet, so we’d like to ask you to complete these forms digitally rather than printing them off. You can email these back to us at: Click here to download the form.

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    • You’ll spend time in the office you’ve chosen, shadowing and working alongside our people for anywhere between five and ten working days. By spending time with teams working on live or real past projects, you’ll get a unique insight into how the world of business works, putting you a step ahead of the competition when you start looking for a job. We'll treat you like a member of the team and make sure that your experience with us is valuable. You will be encouraged to speak to as many people as possible during your work experience to learn about all the different careers and entry routes with Atkins.
      • Improve your employability skills
      • Make new friends and increase your network
      • Feedback on how you can develop yourself
      • Find out more about the business world
      • Opportunities to meet a range of Atkins employees and ask as many questions as you want to help you understand what working for Atkins is like and your potential future ambitions
      • Build your confidence
      • Work on real projects
    • No matter what background you're from or what subjects you're studying, we'd love you to join us. This is your chance to take the first step towards an incredible career.

      • Currently aged between 14 and 19
      • Interested in gaining a better understanding of what engineering is and what engineers do
      • Interested in gaining more knowledge about how a career in engineering relates to the subjects you study
      • Available for a minimum of a week during your school holidays
      • Ability to explain to us why you want to complete this work experience

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