New Name. New Era. We’re making some exciting changes to our company brands and uniting SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, and Faithful+Gould to become AtkinsRéalis. Aligned to this we’re introducing a brand new look.
This is a journey, and it will take time to evolve, so for early careers you will still see us as Atkins for the time being. Please be reassured that this doesn’t impact any of the roles you apply for – we’re still us, just better.
Atkins, operating under AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design, engineering and project management expertise. With us, you’ll join a team that asks questions and dares to see things differently while engineering a better future for our planet and its people.
Join our Graduate Development Programme where you'll be trusted with complex work and supported by your peers, line managers and senior leaders. We’ll give you everything you need to thrive; from plenty of opportunities in areas you’re interested in, to flexibility for work, life and study – not to mention excellent training and support to develop professionally. Join us: you'll be in great company.
Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring. We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength.
Find out more about why we believe ‘Different, makes a difference’.
Where you could work
In our Infrastructure division, we're the practice which helps our clients with innovative design, research and advisory services for a sustainable future. With us, get to work in sectors that excite you, across water, cities and development, transport, aviation and energy. As one of the team, you'll work on a variety of projects, from airports to reservoirs, motorways to campuses, ensuring they're safe, eco-friendly, and safeguard our natural resources.
Degree requirements: Minimum 2.2 Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in Town Planning, Geography, Economics, Politics, Environment, Law or similar
Locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Sheffield and Warrington
Our Town Planning team is one of the UK’s leading planning consultancies, working across the UK and on overseas economic development projects. We’re at the forefront of thought-leadership in planning and delivery of infrastructure and development, Net Zero, Social Value, Biodiversity Net Gain and the use of digital data to support our work.
We provide integrated solutions to the planning challenges faced by public and private sector clients at all stages of the planning cycle from policy formulation to consenting and project delivery. As a graduate, you'll enjoy variety within your role and help us to deliver outstanding projects; you could be helping to identify development opportunities, undertaking site assessments and feasibility, or preparing development frameworks to guide sustainable economic growth in the UK and overseas, you could also be supporting the preparation of planning applications for sustainable new communities, schools or major infrastructure, as well as providing economics, consultation and sustainability services to our clients. Some of our projects are key case studies in the Digital Task Force for Planning Report 2022, recognised for their contribution towards a digital future for spatial and environmental planning.
Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you achieve Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.
What you’ll need?
A keen interest in planning and delivering transformative and high-quality infrastructure and communities
A passion for, and understanding of, a consultancy environment
Enthusiasm to drive your own career development and a motivation to learn
Be curious in your thinking and apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
Drive and determination to achieve professional accreditation
An ability to adapt to the changing world of work, embracing new technology and agile ways of working
Ability to demonstrate relationship building skills which you’ll use with clients and internal stakeholders
Confidence to work on your own initiative as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team#
Training and development
Our graduate programme has been designed to give you an insight into a wide variety of areas of work and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie.
Featuring a series of training events and modules, professional development, mentoring and on-the-job experience as well as practical skills development, you’ll work on real projects from day one, that offer scale and variety, collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. You’ll work towards your professional accreditation where applicable; so whichever path you take, your future starts here.
Meeting your needs
As well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives to support you:
A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join and a further payment of £2,500 when you achieve chartered status or reach an equivalent stage in your professional development
33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, with the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days
Flexible working arrangements
Two paid annual volunteer days
Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development
Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to various company-wide development programmes
An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies
Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
Life #InsideAtkins - join hundreds of talented graduates, with opportunities from skill-building to social events, charity challenges, Young Professional Awards, social clubs, and exciting secondments.