Atkins Early Careers: Apprentices, Graduates, Placements, Work Experience (

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years' design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things differently and want to build a better world.  

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects

Hear from one of our Apprentices: The best decision I’ve made in the past 3 years. - YouTube

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The best thing about being an apprentice is of course the no university fees but also gaining on the job experience whilst I learn. This makes everything that I am learning at college make sense as I can see real life examples as I work. Being an apprentice is a great profile raiser as already I have much more industry experience than graduates taking purely the academic route. Read Jamie's blog on the Work+ website here

Jamie Sterritt
Degree Apprentice

Leaving school after my GCSE’s to become an apprentice with Atkins was the best decision I made. I have gained lots of valuable industry experience, learnt a lot of new life skills and made great new friends whilst still progressing my educational background just without the debt!

Scott Ullmann
Advanced Apprentice

A bit MORE about us...

Who we are

In Northern Ireland we are over 150 engineers, scientists, modelers, transport planners, environmentalists, quantity surveyors and other built environment professionals delivering consultancy services such as design, construction project management and infrastructure planning to range of public and private sector clients across a range of disciplines: water, transportation, environment, energy.

We moved into our new offices in Great Victoria Street in early 2022 directly opposite where the new Transport hub will be located.

Our apprenticeship programme has been designed to give you an insight into the huge variety and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development within your chosen role, you’ll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. You’ll work towards your professional qualification; whichever path you take, your future starts here. 

Find out more about why we believe ‘Different, makes a difference’  

What we do

From designing end-to-end project solutions to pioneering new technologies and ways of working, everything we do supports our goal of delivering outstanding project outcomes for our clients, while engineering a better future for our planet and its people – no matter the scale, complexity or location of their project.


Improving every aspect of social and economic infrastructure

Whether it’s an airport, a transport interchange, a university campus or the world’s first tidal lagoon, we love creating outstanding places that respond to the needs and resources of a contemporary world.

Across all our markets we touch every aspect of social and economic infrastructure. Using the latest digital technologies, we make spaces and places work perfectly for people, while safeguarding our natural resources, to create a better, more sustainable future for all.


Welcome to transportation

In a connected and ever-changing world, we are shaping the future of transport, making journeys easier, safer,  more reliable and increasingly sustainable, supporting a healthier, happier and more productive society.

Through combining traditional engineering, new technologies and innovative thinking we bring ideas to life, meeting increased demands on infrastructure to deliver not only more, but better for less.

Read a blog by one of our apprentices here

Employee Benefits

At Atkins we believe in supporting our Apprentices on their combined employment and academic journey. You will be assigned a work mentor who will be able to support you day to day with your development. You will also have someone to support you through your professional development aligned with the Institution of Civil Engineers training scheme. You will be joining a cohort of around 10 other apprentices who are there to call on for information.

Meeting your needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being: 

  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays. You also have the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days

  • Flexible working arrangements  

  • An enhanced maternity scheme and family friendly policies 

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters 

  • Two paid annual volunteer days to be used with a charity or STEM initiative of your choice 

  • Join any of our employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices 

  • Opportunities to further develop yourself by applying to our Women’s Professional Development Programme and ethnic minority Empowering Programme 

To view all available benefits, visit our Total Rewards portal: 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are able to support 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 on


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