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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
Crossrail
07 Nov 2016
Inspiring Projects
Crossrail
Crossrail is a new east-west railway under construction beneath London, comprising upgrades to 90km of existing surface railway and 21km of new twin...
Birmingham New Street Station
07 Nov 2016
Inspiring Projects
Birmingham New Street Station
In the early 1960s, Birmingham New Street Station was originally rebuilt to accommodate 60,000 passengers a day and the concrete station came to rep...
Oxford Circus Diagonal Crossing
07 Nov 2016
Inspiring Projects
Oxford Circus Diagonal Crossing
Oxford Circus, in the heart of London, is one of the world’s most congested intersections, with more than 80 million pedestrians crossing it e...
Thames Tideway Tunnel
07 Nov 2016
Inspiring Projects
Thames Tideway Tunnel
A joint venture between Atkins and Arup has been appointed for a consultancy contract to deliver a range of design and engineering services for BMB;...

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