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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
Brun-way Highway
20 May 2019
Inspiring Projects
Brun-way Highway
Project Overview In August 2005, the design and construction of a 98km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway commenced, it was one of the largest inf...
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) | world leader in nuclear science & technology
20 May 2019
Inspiring Projects
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) | world leader in nuclear science & technology
CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization. It has been in operation since the 1940s and has 10 nuclear sites across ...
 New Champlain bridge corridor |  Transforming Montreal’s horizons
20 May 2019
Inspiring Projects
New Champlain bridge corridor | Transforming Montreal’s horizons
The New Samuel de Champlain Bridge has an elegant cable-stayed design that will feature on Montreal’s landscape for the next 125 years. Apart ...
The Canada Line | taking transportation into the future
20 May 2019
Inspiring Projects
The Canada Line | taking transportation into the future
The Canada Line is a 19 km, fully automated commuter rail line and part of Vancouver’s SkyTrain network, one of the largest of its kind in the...

Because of our people

Because of what our employees say
How childhood dreamers become adult visionaries
09 Oct 2018
Videos
How childhood dreamers become adult visionaries
Watch Imogen, Will and Rio’s stories. Empowered to live up to their childhood dreams, they’re now shaping our futures. Achieving the impos...
Civil Engineering that inspires the future
09 Oct 2018
Videos
Civil Engineering that inspires the future
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is looking for Civil Graduates who want their best careers now — digital natives who believe the world can b...
Engine Ears
01 May 2018
Videos
Engine Ears
    PRESENTING “Engine Ears” – our fascinating animated world of engineering. As part of the Year of Engineering, we wan...
Apprentice Story – Alice
27 Feb 2018

Because of what we do