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Transport Planning and Consultancy Graduate Scheme

Atkins Ltd
United Kingdom
£29,000 - £32,750
Closing date
24 Feb 2024

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
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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’.  Your role  Join us as a Graduate Transport Planner and be part of something big. Our clients include Local Authorities, the Department for Transport, Highways England, and the private sector. So, you'll work on projects that are shaping a healthier, safer, and smarter future. As one of the team, we'll trust you to work with and help our clients make the right choices to achieve their goals. Tasks will include forecasting, appraising, gathering & analysing data for modelling studies. You'll also get to know the ins-and-outs of transportation policy, requirements, and best practice. As one of the team, we'll trust you to help our clients make the right decisions to best realise their development goals.   Where you could work    Transport Planning  Our work is split across four core sub-disciplines: Economics and Business Case: We assess all kinds of schemes from new highways and railways to bus rapid transit, HS2 and active travel scheme such as Greenways. You’ll help us advise on everything from project costs and benefits to the best options and new ways to unlock investment.   Strategic Transport & Strategy: We look at everything from policies, infrastructure, public transport services and sustainable travel programmes to funding, governance, and research. Our clients will trust you to provide them with the best strategic advice.   Transport Modelling: We're the team that brings data and new ideas together. Your role will include modelling transport and people to understand movement and provide our clients with the very best solutions. You'll help us transform the future of transport, using the latest intelligent mobility and mobile phone data to create innovative new transport models.  Cities and Development Planning: We work as part of a multidisciplinary team on flagship regeneration, site expansion and transport planning development projects. You’ll use your transport and development planning skills to create streetscapes, secure planning approval for developers and deliver sustainable and accessible developments.   As part of the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) you will gain experience across all four of the sub-disciplines and be encouraged to develop a broad range of skills.    Transport Consultancy and Advisory Our consultancy practice provides a link between Management Consultancy and traditional Engineering Consultancy roles. We specialise in solving the most challenging strategic issues, typically encompassing future business strategies, delivery models, deployment of technology and investment choices across our four specialist teams.   We provide a whole life offer from initial consultancy services at the feasibility stage through to service delivery. As a trusted partner to our clients, we help them by bringing fresh perspectives and challenging established ideas to ensure that the best solution is identified.   Our teams:  Strategic Projects     The Strategic Projects team brings direction to the most challenging projects in the Transportation Sector. We bring excellence in Project Management and Strategic and Commercial Advisory along with a technical understanding that we utilise to deliver consultancy focusing on project sponsorship, transport scheme development, commercial structuring, procurement and evaluation, bid development and due diligence activities.  Business Transformation    Organisations, projects and programmes thrive because of people; their culture and strength of relationships. We support leaders to think differently by re-aligning their strategic priorities, support them in re-organising their businesses and in developing processes to support new operations. We help uncover and then overcome challenges which are hindering success, cultural or organisational. We do this by driving different conversations, exploring opportunities to be better and then enabling them.  Transport Advisory   We supports clients in making data-led investment decisions for transport projects. Much of this work has historically been based in the rail industry with high-level strategic thinking backed up by detailed analytical work across a range of disciplines, such as forecasting, fares and timetable analysis. This allows us to support projects from feasibility through to post-opening evaluation using specialists in the Transport Advisory and Rail Operations teams, backed by our team of subject matter experts.  Net Zero   We work across all modes of transportation, providing strategic advice and supporting our clients on their pathway to Net Zero. We help our clients understand the scale of the challenge and develop clear baselines. We explore carbon reduction options from our toolkit of measures, identify appropriate routemaps and deliver the identified solutions, drawing on expertise from colleagues in the wider business. We work collaboratively with clients and stakeholders throughout, empowering and enabling them to fulfil their potential.  Find out more about Transport Consulting and Advisory here What you’ll need? A passion for working in a consultancy environment   Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do  A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions   Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team  Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable) Comfortable to embrace agile ways of working and learning new technologies.  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.


New Name. New Era. We’re making some exciting changes to our company brands and uniting Atkins, Faithful+Gould and SNC-Lavalin, to become AtkinsRealis. You will see us as Atkins for a while. Rest assured this doesn’t impact any of the roles you apply for – we’re still us, just better.

We’re a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. Our diverse teams ask questions and dares to see things differently while engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

We’re driven to create sustainable solutions, connecting people, data and technology so we can partner with clients to bring the most complex projects to life. Our work covers transportation, water, defence, energy, aerospace and infrastructure.

We’re offer a wide variety of engineering and non-engineering apprenticeships, nationwide.

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01372 726140
Woodcote Grove
Ashley Road
KT18 5BW
United Kingdom

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