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Energy – Industrial Year Placements 2017

  • Job reference: PL-006
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: Competitive

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Energy – Industrial Year Placements (2017)

Who we are

One of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, we’re compelled to ask ‘why’ and make the world a better place – today and tomorrow. Working as part of a global community our Energy team has the power to make energy safer, cleaner and smarter – for everyone.

Our Energy business has been pushing the engineering boundaries for over four decades, creating cleaner, safer and smarter energy. Join us and you will be helping us to design complex new schemes, assuring the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and delivering innovative solutions and consultancy advice to our core clients, all critical to the continuing success of our energy market. 

Operating in a number of sectors our staff achieve great things to meet the evolving needs of global energy markets.  Overall, we all share the same mission - to improve lives through energy – one project and one day at a time.

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers to design new power stations, extend the life of infrastructure and meet the world’s future energy needs.

You’ll be motivated with a positive attitude and enjoy working with others, sometimes directly at client sites, sometimes from our offices, and always seeking to be forward thinking and going the extra mile to help us maintain our excellent performance. 

Does this sound like you? In which case, we’d love you to apply for one of our placement roles.

What you’ll be doing

At Atkins we offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on to the directions you can take your career in. Whatever your desires, our training will help you develop industry skills that are highly sought after.

 If you join us you will be working with some of the finest minds on some of the most challenging engineering projects of our time, helping to shape the future of energy. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and could become involved in tasks such as;

  • Supporting on some major projects across various areas of Energy from nuclear decommissioning, new power generation to transmission, to offshore, wave and tidal energy
  • Reviewing and developing designs to improve plants, equipment, structures and Energy related systems
  • Carrying out surveys and site inspections, building strong client relationships
  • Using a variety of engineering software packages, as well as 2D and 3D modelling for new designs and modifications
  • Producing safety cases, reports and documentation to support the planning, design, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of Energy facilities

Who we’re looking for

You’ll be a talented undergraduate on course for 2.2 master’s degree or above in a relevant degree discipline.  You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills.  With a passion for working in a consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with customers and with teams who deliver to their customers and you’ll be adaptable and happy to cope with uncertainty.  Communication and team-working will be your key skills as well as having the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.

Where you could be based

If you’re a talented student who pushes the boundaries, we can offer you the chance to work on international projects with the industry’s finest minds. You’ll also be well rewarded as you gain skills that are highly valued by the energy industry. Our industrial year placements are for 10 – 12 months. If you want to enjoy a rewarding future in Energy - join us in one of these areas.


Electrical – Bristol

Mechanical – Derby


NB: For each team/role above we accept a range of disciplines, these will be displayed on the application form

How to join us

Initial closing date: 18th April 2017 NB: Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) please make your application as soon as possible.

Please note to secure an offer in the business area you have selected you will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted


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