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#AtkinsMyTime

Atkins people are special. We’re proud of the technical expertise we offer, the wealth of experience we bring, and our evident passion and drive to help move the world forward one step at a time. From the longest serving employee to the newest starter, everyone has a role to play in transforming our world. Together, this is our time to make a difference.

#AtkinsMyTime: by bringing together our experienced engineers and designers with those at the start of their careers, we will capture the thoughts, reflections and ambitions of two generations of Atkins’ employees and help develop leadership within the organisation.

We all have a story to tell. What’s yours? Tell us on Twitter via the hashtag: #AtkinsMyTime


Allan & Lewis 

Our first story features Atkins’ chairman (and former apprentice engineer), Allan Cook, in conversation with Lewis Wade, a first year apprentice in our UK design and engineering division. 

Allan started his career in engineering as an apprentice electrician with his father’s contracting business. A chartered engineer with more than 30 years' international experience in the automotive, aerospace and defence industries, he became chairman of Atkins in February 2010. With his work in schools and colleges around the UK, Allan takes a very hands on approach to inspiring the next generation of engineers. 

Lewis Wade joined Atkins in 2014 as an apprentice on the London structures team. Having completed A-levels in Maths, Physics and Business Studies, he’s currently studying BTEC Civil Engineering at the College of North West London. 

Click on any of the segments below to watch Allan and Lewis in conversation. And watch this space as we reveal more inter-generational stories. 

 01 Why Atkins?
 02 Allan's standout project
 03 Lewis' aspiration
 04 Three learnings
 05 Partnerships
 06 The future
 07 Career building

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