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Training & development

The Graduate Development Programme is a framework, designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career and work towards a professional qualification. The programme features a series of training events and modules, professional development, mentoring and on-the-job experience.

A supportive environment

You’ll be given the trust and responsibility for driving your own development. You’ll be able to draw on support from your line manager, graduate representatives in each business, the Learning & Talent Development team, and your thriving early careers community. There are also a number of institution-specific Chartership schemes which will guide you towards achieving professional status and include formal mentoring.

What's included in our programme?

  • A comprehensive induction pathway to ensure you are fully prepared for life in AtkinsRéalis.
  • Workshops and formal training to help you develop skills such as project management, effective presentations, influencing and communication.
  • Ongoing encouragement and development support through internal placements as well as on-the-job experience working for a range of clients.
  • Profession-specific schemes to help you gain Chartership status for example as an engineer, scientist, environmentalist or surveyor, or equivalent professional accreditation.
  • Mentoring and buddy schemes to help you identify and reach your goals.

Case studies

Engineer on railway

6 reasons why AtkinsRéalis is the best career start for graduate engineers

Spencer graduated in 2017 and joined AtkinsRéalis shortly after. In just a year he has grown from a new graduate to a confident engineer with invaluable experience. In this blog, he gives six reasons why since joining, he has never looked back.

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How to work our grad programme for all it's worth

In 2016 Louise joined AtkinsRéalis as part of our Graduate Development Programme (GDP). Since then she’s been raising the bar on all expectations. We caught up with her to find what her secret is to enjoying so many amazing opportunities so early in her career.

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