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Our summer and industrial placement opportunities are now closed. They will open again for applications in Autumn 2024.

In the meantime, you can join our Talent Community to receive emails with tips and advice and to be notified when applications re-open.

You can also sign up to our Connectr platform, where you can connect directly with our early careers mentors who can answer your questions about all things AtkinsRéalis. You’ll also find career guidance, tips, and advice on applying.


We offer two types of placement to give students the chance to discover more about life inside AtkinsRéalis and get a head start in their careers. You’ll join the minds discovering new ways to answer the world’s biggest challenges, within one of the most respected consultancies.

Summer placements

Available for all degree years, typically lasting at least 8 weeks – just enough time to give you an insight into working life and life inside AtkinsRéalis.

Industrial placements

These longer placements are for students who are able to take a year out and work with an employer. They typically last 12 months and give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in life at AtkinsRéalis.

Calling the future engineers

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Calling the future engineers

Taking you further

Each year, our top performing placement students (who’ve done at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme. If you’re nominated you’ll bypass the standard recruitment process and be offered a place on the programme.

Read stories from our graduates at AtkinsRéalis and learn about the support you'll receive throughout the programme.

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Selection process

We've designed an easy-to-follow process to find out if we're right for each other. It will be challenging at times, so get ready to plan your time so that you can give it your all.

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Thinking about joining one of our schemes but got a question? You should find most of the answers you’re looking for here. But if not, feel free to contact us.

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Our Projects

From designing end-to-end project solutions to pioneering new technologies and ways of working, everything we do supports our goal of delivering outstanding project outcomes for our clients, while engineering a better future for our planet and its people – no matter the scale, complexity or location of their project.