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There's so much more to being an electrical engineer at Atkins than first meets the eye. As an Electrical Engineering placement student, you could be collaborating on a variety of projects. You'll continually innovate and broaden your skills. And you'll help us to lead from the front in an environment where you'll never stand still.

Join us and you could be involved in tendering, procurement and the delivery of critical projects at nuclear power stations. You could help to survey and maximise the performance of electrical distribution systems at wastewater plants. You could develop lighting and power systems for buildings of all shapes and sizes. Or you could electrify rail lines, upgrade stations or look at everything from CCTV and passenger information to track-to-train communications. Whatever your ambitions we've a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you develop highly sought-after industry skills.

Bright sparks. Ingenious solutions. We're one of the most respected consultancies in the world. With the Atkins placements scheme, you're in great company.

Where could I work?

As an Electrical Engineering placement student, you could find yourself in one of the following business areas:


Summer placement locations: Derby, Glasgow, London

Degree requirements: On track to achieve a Bachelor's (2.1 or above) or Master's (2.2 or above) degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Control Systems, Systems Engineering, Project Engineering.

Do you want to work on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction projects within the transportation sector? From Crossrail to HS2, to managing the M25 and construction of a new motorway around Newport to ease congestion and on to London's Heathrow Airport and the London Underground network.

Atkins is a leading provider of consultancy services to clients who are seeking to improve the efficiency, capacity, safety and value-for-money of their railway assets. We believe that by investing in the training and development of our people we are able to improve the value of our business and are constantly looking for the next generation of talent to sustain the knowledge and experience in the railway industry.

Nuclear & Power

Summer placement locations: Bristol

Industrial year locations: Bristol, Epsom, Glasgow

Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.2 Master's/MEng degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical Control and Instrumentation, Control and Instrumentation, or any other Electrical related degree.

We are the team that engineer, deliver, manage and decommission nuclear facilities worldwide, using the latest technology solutions to ensure the lights stay on and the world remains a safe place.
Our power business has been delivering electrical, civil and structural engineering services to the global power sector for over 20 years. We're now leaning into new energy challenges such as offshore generation and transmission, energy from waste, electric vehicle infrastructure and the integration of smart grid technology - helping to drive evolution in the power sector.

With an unwavering commitment to safety, quality and efficiency, we are well positioned to add value to today's challenges of delivering the next generation of nuclear power plants while at the same time maintaining the existing generating fleet and safely decommissioning legacy facilities. We're now looking to the future, working with Small Modular Reactor (SMR) developers to advance new designs and developing digital applications, such as virtual and augmented reality, for the nuclear industry.


Summer placement locations: Belfast, Epsom (Surrey), Peterborough, Warrington

Industrial year locations: Belfast, Epsom (Surrey)

Degree requirements: On track to achieve a 2.2 or above MEng/MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. We will also consider students on track for a 2.1 or above BEng/BSc in an electrical engineering discipline.

As an Electrical Engineering placement student, you'll get to see your ideas put into place on the design and engineering projects that keep the world turning. We're all about making spaces and places work perfectly for people.

Whether it's an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus, a nuclear power station or the world's first tidal lagoon, you'll help us to deliver outstanding projects that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world. Whatever your ambitions we've a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you develop highly sought-after industry skills.
Join us in our vision to be the world's best Infrastructure Consultancy, working with a broad range of clients to influence policy, future technology and global sustainability.

What are we looking for?

  • Passion and understanding for working in a consultancy environment, with the ability to work with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Drive and determination
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the confidence to work on your own initiative or as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • An interest in developing digital and technology-based solutions
  • A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK and possibly abroad

What are the benefits and rewards?

When you join us, you'll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you can feel proud of.

Our benefits, to name a few, include:
  • dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalized objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
  • our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme
  • a competitive salary

How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunity employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. For further details on our recruitment process, please refer to our website.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially.

Our deadline for applications is Monday 6th January 2020. Some of our opportunities are incredibly popular, so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

NB: This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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