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Insights What Malaa learnt from the Saudi nationals graduate program at Atkins

Are you thinking about your next career step? Perhaps you can take some inspiration from Malaa’s early careers story.

Malaa Sultan has completed our 12-month graduate program, which is tailored to Saudi nationals within various engineering, program, and design disciplines. To secure a place on the program, we’re looking for people with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and with 0-2 years of experience. More than that, we want people who are passionate, eager to learn and believe in building a better world.

What do you gain after completing the program? You’ll be considered for a permanent position within the business, where you’ll get to work alongside some of the top talent in the industry, helping us tackle some of the most pressing challenges we face today.

If you’re interested in learning more about what you’ll learn on the internship and how you’ll be supported, read on to hear about Malaa’s experience.

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“I chose Atkins because I knew that it was an international company and it would be a good chance to see what the workforce would look like.”

For Malaa and the rest of our teams, working at AtkinsRéalis is about more than an internship; it’s an opportunity to build a career where there are no limits. Spread across the globe, our people get to work on some of the most exciting projects within the fields of Design and Engineering, Project Management, Consulting services and Administration.

“My line manager was with me and supported me throughout all the tasks that he has assigned me.”

We love to hear stories from our graduates. So, when we asked how Malaa was supported throughout the program, it was great to hear that her line manager was there to guide her, every step of the way. At Atkins, we understand that for our graduates to get the most out of this program, they need a mentor who is not only there to help them with assignments, but also to provide support on a personal level.

For interns like Priyonta, this support is just one of the reasons she is proud to work with the nuclear team in the UAE.

“We got to create and run a virtual career event. All of us interns took the initiative in suggesting the idea and worked to make it happen.”

There are many things you’d expect to learn through an internship with an engineering company, including theoretical, technical, and practical experience. Here, Malaa explains the one thing that she never expected to gain experience in.

“Getting over the shackles that I put on myself due to the fear of not submitting perfect work, right from the start.”

Building a career can be extremely rewarding and become a very exciting part of your life. So when we asked Malaa what exactly about her career she was most excited about, she told us that it was the chance to grow and become more confident in her work.

“The opportunities for growth, learning about new things and being able to face and overcome challenges.”

Malaa has gained a lot from her internship at AtkinsRéalis . Not only has it given her a window into the working world, but when we asked her why she’d recommend the program to others, she explained that it showed her what she was truly capable of.

Learn more about the early careers opportunities with the AtkinsRéalis Group

Here at Atkins - a member of the AtkinsRéalis Group - we’re proud to offer graduates access to accredited training and business and leadership mentorship. Enrol on our program, and you’ll find possibilities everywhere, from secondments to collaboration opportunities and exciting program events.

Many of our national graduates are now employed across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman, so this is a career step that could open up a whole host of options.

Learn more about our Graduate Development Program and to apply send us an email and we’ll be in touch.