Higher Apprenticeship Programme 2020 Railway Electronic Communications Engineering - Yorkshire & The Humber
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. With us, you’ll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things in a different way and want to build a better world. We’re driven to discovering new ways to answer the world’s biggest challenges, to help clients bring complex projects to life and ultimately make a real difference to people’s lives globally.
Do you want to get paid for gaining a higher apprenticeship qualification with on-the-job mentoring and learning? Would you enjoy solving problems and working with some of the best minds in engineering and design? If the answer is ‘yes’, come and join Atkins as an apprentice and get your career off to the best start possible.
With Atkins, you’ll be joining a team who help to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas and by solving the engineering challenges of the future. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with the foundations to maximise your full potential.
Adventurous spirits. Impressive advances. We’re a world-leading consultancy offering an experience like no other. With the Atkins Apprentice Development Programme, you’re in great company.
Where could I work?
Requirements: GCSEs including a B/6 in Mathematics & C/5 in English Language and Literature + A Levels or equivalent, to include Maths or Physics.
Your Learning Provider is currently outlined as National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (Birmingham campus) but please note this could be subject to change depending on availability.
Apprentices will work with a variety of teams, join us and you can expect to be involved in a variety of projects:
In a connected and ever-changing world, we are shaping the future of transport, making journeys easier, safer and more reliable, 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. As partner of choice, our industry-leading expertise, strategic insight and capability spans the full transport ecosystem, reimagining infrastructure across rail, highways and local transport. Our collaborative approach puts our customers at the heart of everything we do, driving efficiencies, improving mobility and unlocking growth.
During your 3 year apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Atkins. Spending either one day a week at the college or doing block weeks. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you’ll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day for example helping the design of safety critical signalling and telecommunications for a range of rail projects using Computer Aided Design, drawing specifications and writing safety documentations/reports and occasional site visits to survey the areas.
What are we looking for?
The ability to work in a team, assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects
Creativity and strong communication skills
Vision, inclusive and the drive to keep on learning
To be reliable, practical and self-motivated
To use your own initiative
To work across different locations on a variety of projects, constantly developing your skills and experience
Be UK mobile to work across different locations on a variety of projects
A lateral thinker who can apply technical knowledge to analyse problems, create innovative solutions and make sound decisions and isn’t afraid to push boundaries
What are the benefits and rewards?
For a full list of our benefits and to understand more about our apprentice community, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you’d like to speak to one of our current apprentices about our culture visit our website.
How do I apply?
Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunities employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit 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.
For further details on our recruitment process, please refer to our website.
Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, 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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