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Work experience

Are you interested in gaining some valuable work experience? Do you want to learn more about a company that believes in inspiring the next generation of innovators to build a sustainable future?

It’s never easy to decide what you want to do in the future. That’s why we do what we can to give you an insight in to working life and help you to make the right choices.

During your work experience, you'll get to know AtkinsRéalis - our values, our history and exactly what we do. It's a great early insight into a potential career choice and we hope you'll come back and join one of our early careers programmes. We have a variety of entry routes including apprenticeship, placement and graduates roles. We'll provide you with the training and the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications.

The main way to learn more about who we are and we do is via our virtual work experience programme. The programme launches in February 2024 and will remain open until September 2024. Providing you with the flexibility to complete the programme at a time that suits.

Find out more and start our virtual work experience programme

Are you a university student interested in placements? Learn more about our summer and industrial placements.

For our virtual work experience programme, you’ll get to gain a real insight into everything that Atkins has to offer from our initiative and work around sustainability to energy, aerospace, and social housing and so much more. You’ll find out how projects are approached and managed, and you’ll try on many different hats as we take you through the multidisciplinary roles Atkins offer. You’ll also have the chance to meet industry professionals during live webinars, as well as take part in activities and quizzes along the way. The programme runs for 2 weeks and you will have access to your own portal so that you can complete the programme during a time that best suits you.

During our virtual work experience you will:

  • Gain a true understanding of the Atkins business
  • Improve your employability skills
  • Build your confidence
  • Increase your awareness of career paths and opportunities at Atkins
  • Gain an understanding of our culture and staff networks
  • Hear inspirational talks from our young professionals and senior staff
  • Receive a certificate at the end of the programme

No matter what background you're from or what subjects you're studying, we'd love you enrol on to our programme. This is your chance to take the first step towards an incredible career and find out more about who Atkins are.

  • Year 10 and above (Virtual Programme)
  • Interested in gaining a better understanding of what engineering is and what engineers do
  • Interested in gaining more knowledge about how a career in STEM relates to the subjects you study
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We solve some of the most complex engineering problems that Europe faces today – applying innovative thinking, pioneering technologies and outstanding projects to create the best outcome for clients and society, every single time. And this is all made possible by the people that make up AtkinsRéalis.

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Parent & Teacher Zone

All you want is for your child to explore what they enjoy most and find that in a rewarding career. Atkins Work Experience, Apprentices, Graduates and Placement students are encouraged to do just that. Visit our easy-to-navigate Parent & Teacher Zone. You'll find everything you need to help your young person research fantastic careers, see which skills and qualifications they need, and decide on the route that suits them best.