Degree - Mechanical Engineer

Atkins Ltd
1, Concourse Way, Sheffield, S1 2BJ
£166.00 per week
20 Nov 2020
10 Feb 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You'll be trusted with complex work, receiving all levels of support from line managers to the wider team. While you grow in areas that excite you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office - including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also discuss some of our recent Diversity & Inclusion pledges, including Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer. With Atkins, you'll be in great company.

Location and the team

Our business is split in to 5 key areas, but for this role you'll be based in our Sheffield office within our Nuclear and Power business area. Our Nuclear and Power teams have been engineering, delivering, managing and decommissioning nuclear facilities worldwide for over 20 years, from new builds like Hinkley Point C to on-site engineering for clients such as EDF. We're driving evolution in the areas of offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology. And we're also proud to play a part in reaching net-zero by 2050.

What you could be doing

Join us as an Apprentice at Atkins and be part of a team of big thinkers. You'll be paid for gaining your apprenticeship qualification while enjoying on-the-job mentoring and learning. Your skills will be essential to us, supporting the technical aspects of multidisciplinary design projects. You'll be making a sustainable difference in people's lives, shaping cities, reimagining transport and transforming nuclear energy. And with the choice to work across Cities & Development, Energy, Transportation, Water or Environment, you'll decide where you want your career to go.

Depending on the role you apply to, the examples of tasks that an apprentice could undertake are: Supporting engineers creating ground-breaking designs for all kinds of projects. Get an opportunity to see first-hand how the team provides discipline lead support and see how these skills and expertise are applied to companies. As an apprentice you'll get the opportunity to develop your capability in a wide range of exciting projects. Create CAD drawings and maintain the drawing register. Supporting client meetings and assisting in building relationships. Shaping the future of the digital world. Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the engineering industry?

Join our Apprenticeship Programme here:

Our deadline for applications is Friday, 11 December 2020. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
  • Creativity and strong communication skills
  • A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn't afraid to push boundaries

Personal qualities

  • Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
  • Be reliable, practical and self-motivated
  • Use your own initiative
  • Work across different locations on a variety of projects, continually developing your skills and experience

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE (or equivalent)Grades 5 to 9 or C+ to A* including Mathematics, English and Science, plus 2 additional GCSEs

And either

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering with 120 credits at distinction merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals.


A minimum of two A-Levels at Grade B or above, including a Mathematical based subject and a Science, Technology, Engineering or an additional Mathematics related subject.


EAL Diploma - Distinction.

Future prospects

The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.

Things to consider

You must also have the right to work and have been resident in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for 3 years prior to commencing employment.

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