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Advanced Apprenticeship - Mechanical Engineering - Yorkshire and Humber

  • Job reference: AP-088
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Power
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: competitive
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Your career starts here

We’re SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business and we’re looking for bright thinkers like you. As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, our mission is to drive innovation that protects the environment and enhances the lives of people everywhere.

We’re already solving tomorrow’s energy challenges, developing new technology for Smart Motorways, and through projects like Crossrail, improving life for millions of commuters. On our Graduate Programme, you’ll work on projects that make a difference from your first day!

What we can offer

Do you want to get paid for gaining an advanced apprenticeship qualification with on-the-job mentoring and learning? Do you have a passion for maths? Would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in engineering and design? If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Atkins as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.

We are currently recruiting for Mechanical Engineer apprentices to join the Sheffield office.

For these positions we are recruiting in to the following business area – Nuclear & Power.

With Atkins, you’ll be joining a team who help to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas and by solving the engineering challenges of the future. Our apprentice programme will provide you with the foundations to maximise your full potential.


Could you be part of our future?


What you’ll be doing:

Apprentices will work with a variety of teams, join us and you can expect to be involved in a variety of projects which may include:
• Supporting major projects across our core industry sectors of nuclear power generation, nuclear fuel cycle, reactor decommissioning, nuclear new build, and defense
• Opportunities to work across wider sectors including offshore, infrastructure and transportation
• Applying analytical skills to solve problems using calculations and analyses to verify designs using industry standards
• Using industry leading engineering packages such as ANSYS, Abaqus, STAAD and Caesar
• 2D and 3D CAD support across project, encompassing application of cutting edge digital technology
• Working within a project team to ensure the smooth running of projects
• Working from client locations from time to time.

During your 3-year apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Atkins. You’ll be doing block release for the first 6 months then day release for the remaining course at your local college, you’ll study towards a 3 qualification, advanced apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering for Technicians. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you’ll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.

Who we’re looking for

Enthusiastic, inclusive and committed, you should be curious about the world around you and always want to learn more. To really succeed in the role, you will need to demonstrate that you have:
• 5 GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics and a C/4 in English Language
• The ability to work in a team, assisting with the planning, design and smooth running of a variety of projects
• Creativity and strong communication skills
• Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
• To be reliable, practical and self-motivated
• To Work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience


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Take a look at our early careers apprentice page to find out more about our programme, the business areas and listen to hints and tips on how to apply

Want to know more about the benefits of working at Atkins? Visit our rewards and benefits page

Please note: There are two elements to the recruitment process for this role.  In addition to an application with us at Atkins, you will also need to apply directly to the learning provider, AMRC. Please click here to make an application and learn about the AMRC and their process.

Successful candidates will need to pass both Atkins and AMRC assessment centres.


Initial closing date: Tuesday 29th January

NB: Some of our programmes are incredibly popular so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) please make your application as soon as possible. Assessment centre dates: Dependent on location, assessment centres will be held from December 2018 onwards.
N.B: 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 (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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