Selection process

Graduate applications start here

How to apply

Are you interested in our  UK graduate development programme? To find out if we’re right for each other, we’ve designed a process that’s easy to follow and will help you show us your best. It will require you to focus and you’ll need to plan your time so you can give it your all. You can only submit one application per graduate recruitment cycle so we’d like you to take your time learning about us – let’s make sure the role you apply for is the right one for you.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at

At Atkins, we recognise our business is built from global talent and actively seek a diverse workforce. Are you studying in the UK on a Tier 4 visa? Visit our FAQs page for further info or talk to us about how we can support you in.

Or hear directly from our graduates and find out how they were supported throughout their programme.

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    • Browse the information across our careers site and utilise the chatbot tool to assist in learning more about the roles that could be right for you. Please ensure you read the associated job descriptions for each role and sector you’re interested in as there may be exciting opportunities across a range of markets and locations that you may not have considered previously.


Just register on Connectr, and once you're in, explore our career guidance, tips and insights on all things Atkins. Choose a mentor from some of our early career staff and ask anything you like about life at our leading global consultancy.

Hints and tips

1) Do your research… Find out everything about our development programme and the industry you’re applying to. Make sure you meet the minimum criteria detailed on our job descriptions and that you only apply to one role. 

2) Focus your application…Tailor and consider the information you provide to the role you have chosen. Make sure your passion comes across and reference any related projects or modules you’ve previously been involved in within this subject. 

3) Take your time…  Make sure you don’t rush any step in our recruitment process. None of the steps are timed so take your time and read and listen to everything shared with you thoroughly.

4) Check and check again... Revisit your application before you submit it to make sure there are no errors and that you’ve added everything that’s required! It’s also a good idea to undertake some practice tests for the ones included in our selection process, just so you feel more prepared once the time comes. 


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