Atkins Apprenticeship Programme

Transform our future places and spaces

Are you ready to be part of a well-respected team with a solid reputation in the engineering industry? Join our Apprenticeship Programme. 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 excites 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.

Where could you work

Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T)

ADS&T work across safety critical industries to exploit cutting-edge advanced technology across aerospace and defence markets, helping clients respond innovatively to evolving external environments. ADS&T work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering and support our national defence programmes across all domains: land, sea, air, maritime and cyber.

Whether it’s mechanical, aerospace or systems engineering; advanced materials, finite element analysis or design – whatever your passion is, you’ll be joining a high-end engineering team working on ground-breaking projects. You’ll get the opportunity to work across design, systems engineering and structural analysis, you’ll be equipped to face the future needs of the market.


By combining traditional engineering and new innovative technologies, our teams make journeys easier, safer and more reliable while supporting a greener and more productive society. Our work spans the full transport ecosystem, across rail, highways and local transport. You'll feel a sense of pride working with clients such as Highways England, Network Rail and Transport for London.

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 groundbreaking 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 

What you can bring

  • Ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects 
  • Creativity and strong communication skills 
  • 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 
  • 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

Meeting your needs 

We've created a rewards package to fit around your learning, career and personal needs. As well as a competitive salary, enjoy benefits such as flexible holidays, a pension plan, tailored career development and a strong support network.

How do I apply? 

Please click "Apply" below to be taken directly to our apprenticeship careers site.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not or would like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on apprenticeships@atkinsglobal.com.

Our deadline for applications Friday, 5 March 2021. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years' design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things differently and want to build a better world.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.