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Insights 4 reasons why APAC is the place to develop your technology career

Asia Pacific, or APAC, is a wide region, encompassing many countries, cities, and communities such as China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, and Australia. The region is known for its rich cultural diversity and continual innovation which motivates technology professionals to develop their careers.

At AtkinsRéalis , and through our brands Atkins, Faithful+Gould and Acuity, we’re building upon our existing presence and driving digital growth in the APAC region. We are helping our clients deliver exciting transformational projects and address some of the region's biggest urban and infrastructure challenges using top of the range technology and digital solutions. Here are four reasons why you should consider developing your technology career in APAC:

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1. A wide geography and broad cultural diversity

Across the APAC region, there is an abundance of different languages, time differences, religions, politics, laws, and beliefs. Asian cultures and norms are extremely diverse both across and within countries, and developments, therefore, vary greatly. Understanding the rich cultural diversity across such a wide geographical space allows you to realise the wealth of opportunity that is available. There really is something for everyone; it’s a place where you can fit in, be your true self, and make your mark.

Similar to our global trajectory, here in Asia Pacific, AtkinsRéalis ’s regional footprint spreads across several different countries and we celebrate all the different cultures, traditions, and people. We encourage our teams in APAC to freely share ideas regardless of background and seniority, and we promote a culture that drives innovation and improvement which ultimately creates value to our clients and society.

2. Investment in technology

Technology is shaping modern engineering in APAC, paving the way for more smart cities. Singapore is known globally as one of the top 7 smart cities in the world since launching Smart Nation in 2014, incorporating initiatives such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Singapore even has further plans announced in 2021 for a new sustainable smart city that is entirely vehicle-free, which aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which aim to eliminate carbon emissions.

Spending on information technology roles in APAC was estimated to grow by 9.3% in 2021, as organisations, including ours, invest more in new technologies. This growth highlights long term investment plans in the region to improve ways of working and quality of life, making it a great place to develop a career in technology.

3. Rapid progress in digitalisation

APAC is known for its continuous technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth. Over the last decade, we have seen the rise of digitalisation in all sectors, including healthcare, banking, and construction, which didn’t stop even with the impact of the global health pandemic. India, for example, is progressing rapidly in the digital transformation space, which has even been accelerated by the pandemic because of the solid infrastructure that was set in place before the crisis began.

At Atkins, we’re on course with this trend of rapidly digitalising, harnessing the benefits of the transforming construction industry and pushing for wider industry adoption. We know that in 2022 and beyond, we can expect to see more technological disruption in every market and industry around the world, so it’s vital that when researching a business and location to work in, you choose one that not only accommodates these transformations but leads the way.

4. The opportunities are endless

There are endless opportunities to develop your technology career in APAC. With the growing populations, and the ever-increasing need to prevent the devastating impacts of climate change, we must harness the power of digital in designing and building new infrastructure that will be sustainable for future generations.

At Atkins we use advanced technology and digital solutions to solve some of the most complex engineering problems that the world faces today. By combining international expertise with local understanding, and applying innovative thinking and pioneering technologies, we deliver outstanding projects to create the best outcome for both clients and societies.

Why you should join Atkins in APAC

As part of our vision to connect people, data, and technology, we’ve established ‘Lava Labs’ in Montreal, London, and Bangalore. The hubs are designed to accelerate technological leadership capabilities and help us improve project delivery worldwide.

Lava Labs will be fitted out with state-of-the-art technology where our teams and our clients can immerse themselves in the huge potential of data and technology, allowing them to visualize, collaborate and deliver their projects in new and innovative ways with greater certainty and speed while driving better outcomes.

Browse our available technology jobs in APAC

AtkinsRéalis connects people, technology, and data to help shape and deliver world-leading concepts and projects while offering comprehensive innovative solutions across the asset lifecycle.

We’re on the lookout for innovative professionals who can help us deliver solutions and address the world’s most complex problems, such as climate change and population growth. If you’re looking for a new, exciting career in technology, we want to hear from you. Find out more about innovation and technology at AtkinsRéalis or browse our available technology jobs today. The technological revolution won’t wait.