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Rich Day, Consultant, Atkins



Can you briefly describe your role and what you do?

I’m a Consultant II within the Change and Engagement team as part of Business and Digital Consulting in ADS&T. Currently I am a PMO consultant at the Home Office helping roll out the National ANPR Service to all the police forces and other Law Enforcement Agencies. Internally I helped set up and manage the first Apprentice Development Consultant Programme where I also line manage apprentices. I’m the Business Change Lead for aCE which is a value proposition that allows Atkins to solve our clients problems using agile methodology across many different areas of delivery.

Previously I was the Change and Engagement Lead on the 30 Hours Implementation project at the Department for Education. This involved leading on change management for the 30 Hours Free Childcare Implementation for the Eligibility Checking System and engaging with the 152 Local Authorities in England. This engagement ranged from facilitating workshops, organising and conducting webinars, visits and telephone calls. I produced daily dashboards for the clients which were used by Ministers at the Department for Education as well as providing updates on how ready each Local Authority was in regards to the policy starting.

What’s was your highlight on the graduate development?

I really enjoyed being involved in the ADS&T Engine Rooms initiative. The aim of the Engine Rooms was to drive innovation by identifying great ideas that Atkins staff had or solutions to our client’s problems. We would then provide the expertise, time and investment to make these ideas happen. It’s great to see now that we’re starting to generate revenue because of some of these great and innovative ideas.

What social, society or CSR activities have you been involved with at Atkins?

I was a RedR Graduate Team leader. This involved managing several teams of new Atkins Graduates across Atkins who were working together to try and raise as much money as possible for RedR. I’ve also been involved with Corporate Charity races such as the Standard Chartered’s 5km race. I’ve also used my Atkins Charity days to volunteer at my local Foodbank as well as volunteering for an young adults employment charity, Resurgo, by being interviewed as part of an industry panel.

What’s the culture of Atkins like?

The culture of Atkins is extremely collaborative and friendly. The culture here really encourages development and opportunities. People work together to progress in their careers.

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