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Top 10 reasons to work for Atkins

Category: Atkins

Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management firms. It supports public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex infrastructure projects. It offers everything from upfront strategic advice to large, outcome-focused programme management. If you're interested in working at this dynamic firm, here are ten great reasons to choose Atkins. And when it's time to apply, browse available listings at the VERCIDA website.


  • Flexible working - for everyone.

The ability to work around term times, work at home, or buy extra holiday benefits everyone, not just women.  Atkins encourages workers in all departments to use it; flexible working has become an integral part of Atkins culture.


  • Tailored support for new parents

New parents benefit from Atkins’ Online Returners Scheme. The 8 hour course features bespoke telephone consultations, and supports parents with detailed gap analysis and career coaching.


  • A deep commitment to social responsibility

Atkins supports charitable work at a Group level and encourages employees to get involved. It supports charities such as Engineers Without Borders.  It also is a longtime supporter of engineering charity RedR which offers specialist disaster relief.


  • Armed forces partnerships

Atkins is a signatory to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and actively supports employee reservists in carrying out their duties.


  • Health and wellbeing at work

A healthy team performs better, so Atkins offers a robust Employee Assistance Programme with free, confidential support. It also works to destigmatise mental health and has partnered with MIND to pilot a Mental Health First Aiders programme.


  • Women in engineering

Alongside a robust Women's Network, Atkins offers targeted leadership training to its women engineers. The proven and successful training supports women engineers who aim to move into leadership roles.


  • Early careers support

Atkins eagerly supports those just getting started.  Short term credit-bearing placements, graduate roles, and traditional apprenticeships are on offer.


  • Promoting STEM careers

Atkins STEM ambassadors attend hundreds of events, demystifying technical careers for young people and inspiring the next generation of engineers.  Ambassadors took over 1000 days of volunteer leave last year to spread the word.


  • Disability network

ENABLE is Atkins’ network on disability issues. It offers a place to share information and advocates on enablement issues across the organisation.


  • LGBT+ at Atkins

The LGBT+ network, open to all Atkins employees, offers social and advocacy opportunities for Atkins employees nationwide. Atkins is also a partner with Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme, offering a wide range of resources and support to LGBT+ employees.


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