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Victoria Jones, Head of Talent Attraction & Recruitment, Atkins


Head of Talent Attraction & Recruitment

What’s your role at Atkins?
My role is Head of Recruitment for UK & Europe. The function recruits all of our new hires for the UK & Europe region which spans Early Careers, Experienced hires and Contingent workers. I also lead on Diversity and Inclusion for the region to support our aspiration to become a truly inclusive employer and an employer of choice for prospective hires.

Tell us a little bit about your background.
I joined Atkins back in 2005 and have spent the majority of that time in the recruitment function. I have always had variety and challenge in my role and have had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people and teams throughout my career.

What’s the best thing about your job?
The people and the challenges – you’re constantly developing and growing hence why I have been able to shape my career and remain with the organisation.

What makes a good day at work?
When someone says thank you or well done! I can go home then knowing I have made a difference.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining Atkins?
The reason people stay with Atkins is the environment and the culture we have. You get variety in role which helps shape your future, you build trust with colleagues and you get to collaborate with the most amazing group of people from across the globe.

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