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The path to professional success is paved with choices. Recent graduates stand at the crossroads of opportunity, armed with fresh knowledge and unbridled ambition. The journey from academia to industry can be daunting, but it is in this transition that the seeds of future success are sown. 

If you're a recent graduate seeking not just a job, but a launchpad for your career, allow us to introduce you to Emerge, the AtkinsRéalis Graduate Development Program (GDP) in the US. Your gateway to success. An opportunity to build the skills that companies are really looking for in engineers and non-engineering roles. 

As an industry leader, we understand that greatness begins with investing in the next generation of talent. That's why we have meticulously crafted Emerge to be more than just an entry point into the professional world.

Read on to learn how this transformative experience equips you with the skills, mentorship, and opportunities needed to excel.

What is the AtkinsRéalis Graduate Development Program?

Emerge follows the 70:20:10 development model, where employees obtain 70% of their learning from on-the-job experiences and challenging assignments, 20% from interactions with others, and 10% from formal training.

How does it work?

Formal training:

Picture a structured curriculum that ignites your potential. Our Emerge participants embark on a transformative learning journey consisting of virtual, interactive instructor-led webinars and self-directed Soft Skills training. 

Over the course of 18 months, you'll dedicate 13 to 15 hours to this enriching experience, from induction to graduation. It's a commitment to your personal and professional growth that will set the stage for your success.


In your quest to greatness, you won't be alone. Our mentoring program, seamlessly integrated into Workday, will help pair you with seasoned professionals who are eager to share their wisdom and guide your development. 

Your manager will be your ally in this transformative process, helping you navigate the path to excellence.

Graduate community:

You're not just joining a program; you're becoming part of a vibrant community. Emerge fosters networking, collaboration, and peer support opportunities that extend beyond office boundaries. 

As a participant, you'll automatically gain access to the Emerging Professionals Network (EPN), where you'll connect with like-minded peers and forge relationships that will define your professional journey.

On-the-Job experience:

Learning doesn't stop at theory; it thrives in practice. With AtkinsRéalis, you'll gain invaluable business and technical knowledge through hands-on experience. 

We believe in learning by doing, and our new graduate experience offers you real-world challenges that will sharpen your skills and set you on the path to charterships and certifications. Your journey towards becoming an industry expert starts with the practical knowledge you'll gain here.

Why join AtkinsRéalis?

Join a renowned industry leader

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, we’re invested in your development and support you in becoming an expert in whatever inspires you most. 

Our expert teams, cutting-edge projects that build sustainability in from the beginning, and innovative solutions will expose you to the pinnacle of industry knowledge and expertise.

We promote a culture of care

We offer a wide range of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to help foster a supportive and inclusive work environment, including:

  • Women Inspiring Leadership
  • STAND (black and African American group)
  • HOLA (Hispanic group)
  • Equilibrium (LGBTQ+)
  • Neurodiversity

ERG’s are designed to bring people together through networking, professional development, raising awareness, and building support within the AtkinsRéalis community. 

Graduates will automatically be invited to join the Emerging Professionals Network (EPN), supporting employees within the first 10 years of their career with professional development, networking and engagement opportunities.

The EPN organizes events such as site visits, lunch and learns, workshops, and events that expose you to senior leaders.

Your future is in your hands at AtkinsRéalis

This isn’t your typical development program. At AtkinsRéalis, we provide a launchpad for your career. It's where potential meets purpose, where knowledge meets action, and where aspirations meet opportunities. Your potential is boundless, and we're here to help you unlock it.

If you’d like to join a legacy of excellence in design, engineering, and consulting services, find out more about Emerge – launching in January 2024!

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