Work experience

Are you interested in gaining some valuable work experience? Do you want to spend time with 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 a taste of working life and help you to make the right choices.
During your time with us, you'll get to know Atkins - 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. If you decide university isn't the right route for you, then you can join our apprentice programme and we'll provide you with the training and the opportunity to obtain professional qualifications.

At Atkins, we provide two types of work experience, face-to-face and virtual. Our 'Atkins Future Innovators' virtual work experience placements' are live three times a year. Sign up to our Talent Community to stay connected with our latest news, and early career information and to be notified when our work experience opportunities open again.

Our face-to-face work experience opportunities will take place in the summer months. 

If you’re a university student looking for a placement, check out our undergraduate vacancies.  

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    • For our face-face work experience, you’ll spend time in the office you’ve chosen, shadowing and working alongside our people for anywhere between five and ten working days. By spending time with teams working on live or real past projects, you’ll get a unique insight into how the world of business works, putting you a step ahead when you start looking for a job. We'll treat you like a member of the team and make sure that your experience with us is valuable, interesting and opens your mindset to the possibilities within the industry. You will be encouraged to speak to as many people as possible during your work experience to learn about all the different careers and entry routes with Atkins.

    • 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.

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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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.

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