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Year of Engineering

When did we stop being engineers?

We were all born engineers. All children are inventors and experimenters. Even the littlest toddlers love building things and grappling with the forces of nature. But today the UK has a serious shortage of engineers. Through the Year of Engineering, we want to share what STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) is really about. We believe if everyone knew the possibilities, many young people’s interests would lead them into amazing careers in engineering.

Watch our film to see all the amazing ways engineers make a difference.

So much more than a job
Fascinated by nature or obsessed with design? Love to travel or want to change the future? These are just some of the reasons we became engineers. Follow us on Instagram to discover why Atkins engineers love what they do.

Wanted: millennial minds
Nowadays progress relies on digital natives – young people whose skills will take us far beyond innovations like driverless cars. They will give us a whole new perspective on technology, engineering and the world. And there’s no time like the present to consider becoming an engineer. Routes in range from apprenticeships to university degrees. Visit our graduate, apprenticeship and work experience pages to turn what you love into a brilliant future.

Follow our Year of Engineering campaign on Instagram and keep checking back as new and exciting content gets added to the calendar below. Get involved, stay inspired.

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Because of our projects
Heathrow Airport Asset Replacement
15 Aug 2018
Inspiring Projects
Heathrow Airport Asset Replacement
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has secured an extension to its role as programme designer for Heathrow Airport’s £1.1bn Asset ...
Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal (CASR)
14 Aug 2018
Inspiring Projects
Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal (CASR)
Atkins delivered the Signalling and Power and Distribution contracts for the CASR which have modernised life-expired signalling equipment across 192 r...
Legacy 2012 Transformation
14 Aug 2018
Inspiring Projects
Legacy 2012 Transformation
Following our work providing much of the infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Atkins is working with the London Legacy Dev...
Crossrail Farringdon Station
09 Aug 2018
Inspiring Projects
Crossrail Farringdon Station
Farringdon Station creates a world-class interchange for the Elizabeth line, with an expected 140 trains passing through every hour. It will be the on...

Because of our people

Because of what our employees say
Caroline Brown - International Business Head
08 Nov 2016
Videos
Caroline Brown - International Business Head
Caroline Brown, International Business Head. A snapshot of what it's like to work for Atkins.
Ed Randall - Principal Naval Architect, Oil & Gas
08 Nov 2016
Videos
Ed Randall - Principal Naval Architect, Oil & Gas
Ed Randall, Principal Naval Architect, Oil & Gas. A snapshot of what it's like to work for Atkins.  
Linda Ashton - Associate Director, Nuclear
09 Nov 2016
Videos
Linda Ashton - Associate Director, Nuclear
Linda Ashton, Associate Director, Nuclear. A snapshot of what it's like to work for Atkins.
Craig Edgar - Chief Engineer
09 Nov 2016
Videos
Craig Edgar - Chief Engineer
Craig Edgar, Chief Engineer, Power. A snapshot of what it's like to work for Atkins.

Because of what we do