Atkins has welcomed over 400 new graduates and apprentices to its business, one of its largest ever intakes. The new recruits will work across a range of sectors including energy and aerospace.
Based in offices across the UK, the 330 graduates and 75 apprentices will fulfil a wide variety of roles, from engineers, environmentalists and management consultants to scientists and planners.
Atkins is regularly recognised for its commitment to graduate recruitment and won the award for most popular graduate recruiter for construction, civil engineering and surveying at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards this April. It is also ranked in the Guardian UK300 and the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers lists for 2013.
“The future of our industry and its ability to create a better quality of life for us all depends on attracting and retaining the most talented young people within the design, engineering and project management fields,” says Sue Cooper, Atkins’ UK HR director.
“It is widely acknowledged that there is likely to be a shortage of suitably qualified young people to deliver the technically complex and time critical challenges in the years ahead. This coupled with increasing worldwide demand for infrastructure and other engineering capabilities means companies in our sector need to address the issue now,” she notes.
Applications for the Atkins 2014 graduate development programme are now open. Applications for the 2014 apprenticeships are due to open in the spring.