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Insights 5 skills you develop when working in defence

Are you looking to make a direct difference to both individuals and nations? Well, there are few fields as dynamic and rewarding as defence.

At AtkinsRéalis , your expertise can contribute to the safety and security of countless lives, helping governments achieve their security goals. By joining our Defence Team, you'll discover a realm of diverse challenges that will ignite your passion and unlock your leadership potential. 

Here are five undeniable benefits you’ll enjoy when you work in this unique field:

Making a real difference 

When you work in defence at AtkinsRéalis , your contributions go beyond the ordinary. You might be helping governments acquire and maintain the best military equipment and infrastructure for their armed forces. You could work with our Canada-based team providing logistics in some of the world’s most demanding locations.

Every day you'll experience the satisfaction of knowing that your work directly impacts the safety and well-being of people worldwide.

Exposure to dynamic challenges 

Defence is a realm of constant evolution, presenting diverse and complex challenges that demand innovative thinking and adaptability. As a member of our Defence Team, you will be exposed to a range of projects, from advanced defense systems to critical infrastructure protection. This exposure will nurture your problem-solving skills and cultivate a mindset that thrives in dynamic environments.

Cultivating leadership and embracing difference

Leadership is not simply a title, it's a skill honed through experience and mentorship. At AtkinsRéalis , we value our employees' growth and encourage them to take on leadership roles. We foster a work environment that allows you to thrive. We champion equality, diversity and inclusion and empower employees like Kyle who established Equilibrium – a safe community for LGBTQ+ individuals – which rapidly grew to 147 members in the United States and Canada.

Working in defence, you'll encounter opportunities to lead cross-functional teams, collaborate with experts across disciplines, and take ownership of vital projects. Such experiences will bolster your leadership capabilities and pave the way for an inspiring career trajectory.

Technological innovation 

Defence industries are at the forefront of technological advancements, driving innovation in fields such as the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, helping to respond to or contain threats in real-time. 

Working in defence at AtkinsRéalis , you’ll get to exploit advanced technology to help clients respond to critical missions and contribute to the security and resilience of the nation. You'll be immersed in a digital-forward environment, where you'll not only adopt cutting-edge technologies but also contribute to their development. Embracing these technologies will broaden your expertise and keep you at the forefront of your profession.

Global perspective and collaboration 

Defence projects often transcend national borders, necessitating collaboration with international partners and stakeholders. Your work might lead to exciting travel opportunities and adventures, and the opportunity to influence an emerging engineering discipline.

By working at AtkinsRéalis , you'll be part of a diverse and inclusive team, collaborating with professionals from various backgrounds and cultures. Embracing a global perspective will enhance your communication and interpersonal skills, preparing you to thrive in an interconnected world.

Find Defence jobs at AtkinsRéalis  

Don’t miss an exceptional opportunity to challenge yourself, make a meaningful impact, and propel your career forwards. With every day offering unique and compelling challenges, you'll acquire skills that transcend industry boundaries and contribute to your personal and professional growth. 

Come be a part of our mission to create a safer world and discover the fulfilling and rewarding journey that awaits you in defence at AtkinsRéalis . Your expertise will make a difference, both at home and abroad. Explore defence jobs at AtkinsRéalis today.

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