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Our awards/partnerships

Atkins people don’t usually shout about our achievements. We prefer to let them speak for themselves. Or, as has happened in the past year, we’re delighted when they’re also appreciated by others:

In Asia Pacific, we have been awarded the Caring Company award from the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the fifth year running, in recognition of our high standards of corporate responsibility in caring for employees, local communities and the environment.

In the UK, Atkins has ranked as one of The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For in 2017, as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 and one of the Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017.

We also received a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for our commitment to safety.

And in Sweden, our use of the PPA recruitment and development tool has won us the Company of the Year 2013 award by Thomas International.

Other awards that we are proud to have received include:


The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017

We were ranked as one of The Times' top graduate employers in the UK.

Best Companies Accreditation 2016

Atkins received a one star accreditation from the best companies group in 2016.

Top Undergraduate Employers 2016-17

We were named one of the top undergraduate employers in the engineering industry for 2014 by Rate My Placement in association with Guardian Jobs.

The Guardian Top 300

We were ranked as one of The Guardian 300 top companies for graduates to work for in the UK.

To view all of the awards that Atkins has won, please visit the corporate website awards page:

We are proud of the effective partnerships we have established and would like to showcase them here...


Our newest partnership!

We are really proud to be recognised as a Diversity Champion by Stonewall, supporting our LGBT colleagues

WISE Campaign

The gender balance of the senior management population increased to 13.3% over the course of the year. Partnering with WISE helps us continue to work to increase the proportion of female staff in Atkins. Read more about our partnership here.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge of support for our people who choose to be Reservists, and commits us to sustain and enhance the ways in which that support is demonstrated.

Being an Armed Forces Reservist demands high levels of commitment from our people, and so to recognise and complement this, Atkins signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

You can read more about our partnership here.

Women in Transportation

We committed to a partnership engagement with WTS International, the association for the global advancement of women in transportation. While we have supported WTS Foundation, the charitable arm of the association, with scholarship sponsorship, we have also announced we will commit our partnership with WTS at the Champion level, making a substantial commitment in support of the association’s programs and operations internationally.

Focus on STEM

We are committed to the promotion of technology, engineering and mathematics to children to help them to become our planners, designers and engineers of the future. We address this by working with schools, colleges and universities to deliver STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives in the UK and around our world.

CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter

We proudly signed up to the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter.

We are delighted to join forces to promote the need for a more diverse workforce and build a wider talent pool of skilled professionals for our employees.

RICS Quality Mark

RICS Quality Mark drives behaviour changes by encouraging all firms to look carefully at their employment practices and have inclusivity at the heart of what they do. The Mark is voluntary and self-assessed. When a firm signs up to the scheme it means they are committed to improving inclusivity and committed to monitoring performance: by completing a bi-annual self-assessment.

Engineers Without Borders

We are proud to work alongside Engineers Without Borders and provide volunteers to projects.

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