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Employee wellbeing UK&I

Creating an environment where employees can thrive, flourish and achieve their full potential.

When you join AtkinsRéalis we'll support you as well as your priorities. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can thrive, flourish and achieve their full potential. Our holistic approach to employee wellbeing revolves around a comprehensive framework comprising five essential pillars:

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Maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors and habits, free from or resilient to illness and disease

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Navigating both positive and negative emotions, thoughts and feelings experienced throughout one's life

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This is where our organizational culture resides, is rooted and takes accountability

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Comfortably meeting you current financial commitments while also having financial resilience to continue doing so in the future.

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Social & community

Interacting positively with others and building meaningful and healthy relationships

Accountability for employee wellbeing lies with the organisation, with leaders and teams, and with individuals. With this framework as our guiding principle, and as part of our core value of Safety, we strive to foster a culture that supports and uplifts our people.

Our people make a difference

Our people are committed to driving our wellbeing strategy and creating a culture of care. By actively supporting one another, we’re making AtkinsRéalis a place where no one has to go at it alone. Employees have self-started different support groups. These include, Wellbeing Champions, Mental Health First Aiders, Financial Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity, Enable (our disability and health conditions network), Embrace (our network for ethnic minority employees and allies) Menopause in the Workplace, Mindfulness, ParentNet, and Women’s Development. Together with our Wellbeing Council, these communities support a calendar of events throughout the year to raise awareness of a range of wellbeing topics.

Prevention is better than cure

We take a proactive and preventative approach to address workplace stressors. We understand that identifying and mitigating potential stressors before they become significant issues is crucial for creating a supportive work environment. We are committed to assessing key areas of work, including job demands, job role and workplace change, to identify potential sources of stress. Through open communication channels, we encourage our employees to provide feedback and voice their concerns. This feedback is invaluable as it helps us to identify areas for improvement and implement necessary changes. By taking a proactive stance, we can address workplace stressors promptly and ensure a healthier and more balanced work environment for all our employees.

Encouragement on the ground

We believe we all have a responsibility to support the wellbeing of ourselves and of our colleagues. That’s why we’re committed to developing the knowledge, skills and confidence of every employee to engage in wellbeing conversations. Through role modelling and story telling we aim to normalise wellbeing conversations, creating a culture of psychological safety and trust.

We are committed to the wellbeing of our employees. Our holistic framework enables us to create an environment where employees can thrive, flourish and achieve their full potential. By prioritising physical, emotional, social and community, financial, and workplace wellbeing, we empower our employees to lead fulfilling lives both inside and outside of work. We firmly believe that when our team members are thriving, our organisation succeeds. Join us in embracing a culture that fosters wellbeing and supports personal and professional growth.

The Wellbeing Hub

Our Wellbeing Hub is a central point of reference for all things wellbeing related. The site brings together all our wellbeing resources, guidance and support tools based on the five pillars of wellbeing that we know are important to our people.

Flexible working

Finding the right work/life balance is everybody's dream, and that resonates with us. We believe that part of being an employer of choice is respecting what you do outside of work. That's why at AtkinsRéalis in the UK, we champion flexible and remote working policies that help you get the most out of life.

Our wellbeing app - HAPPIFY

How our colleagues feel matters to us and that is why we offer Happify to everyone here at AtkinsRéalis. Happify is a personal growth app that gives a wide variety of tracks, articles, meditations and games to enrich your internal and external life experiences. It has tools and resources to help you live a happier and fully life.

24/7 support

We have our Employee Assistance Programme, provided by ComPsych across the business. This free, confidential service allows you to access guidance and support when you need it. It’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone or online. It helps prevent small problems from becoming bigger ones and enables you to control the negative effects of challenging situations.

Inclusive workspaces

Across the UK and Europe, we’re enhancing our current and new locations by making them more inclusive. In the UK we have introduced welfare rooms equipped with sofas and washing facilities for hands and feet. These nourishing spaces can be used for breastfeeding, prayer, meditation and contemplation.

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cumulated in our global 2023 Moving Together Challenge


visits on our wellbeing hub intranet site


events on our wellbeing calendar, with monthly webinars, awareness events, office "Feel Good Days" and mindfulness sessions


of staff feel that their immediate manager supports their wellbeing and mental health

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of staff feel safe to report safety concerns or raise issues and questions


of staff feel that their colleagues are supportive when they struggle with something

Keeping our busy people active

Looking after your physical health and wellbeing is something we see as an important part of what we offer. Our vision is to make staying fit and healthy easy and enjoyable, at home or at work.

Our offices across the UK and Denmark have Sports and Social Clubs run by employee volunteers. We provide fitness funding to help you buy equipment, hire courts and pitches, or subsidise the rates of fitness classes.

Our UK Cycle to Work scheme gives you tax benefits which means savings of up to 42% on bikes and safety equipment.

GymFlex offers discounts on annual gym memberships at over 2,500 health clubs, gyms and leisure centres across the UK & Europe, with a variety of membership options.

Every year we pull together teams of seven to play alongside colleagues around the world. Each competitor gets a tracker that uploads analytics to the leader board. Whether it’s yoga or kitesurfing – it’s so much fun to see how far co-workers will go to reach their personal best. This fun, healthy competition gets everyone engaged and involved.
Each year it has become increasingly popular. We started with 266 employees in 2015 – and just three years on we had 1,687 employees taking part.