Atkins, operating under AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design, engineering and project management expertise. Join our Apprenticeship Programme to be a part of the future of design and engineering.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    -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 -Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -Two paid annual volunteer days

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (flexible timings).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

You'll be making a sustainable difference in people's lives, shaping cities, reimagining transport and transforming nuclear energ. and with the opportunity to work across Cities & Development, Nuclear & Power, Transportation, Water or Environment, you'll decide where you want your career to go.

Here’s what your role as an apprentice will involve:

  • Developing your skills in a wide range of exciting projects
  • Learning and using relevant design software
  • Being involved in client meetings and assisting in building key client relationships
  • You’ll get to understand and learn digital skills, to help us harness technology in new ways
  • Your mentors will support you as you study towards nationally recognised qualifications and accreditation
  • You’ll have dedicated time to spend at college or university to focus on your studies

The training you will be getting

This Degree Apprenticeship programme is designed for those wishing to enhance their career through engaging in a work based learning programme providing opportunities to develop your understanding of the Project Management subject discipline and capitalise on opportunities for applied learning within the context of your employment.

  • Qualifications-Successful apprentices will gain a BSc or BEng building services degree which is accredited by the relevant professional engineering institution.
  • Recognising you are busy working professionals, this Degree Apprenticeship will be delivered in flexible delivery modes. This will include a mix of taught workshop sessions in block mode supported by blended learning activities, which can be completed at home, or in the workplace
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Alongside developing your capabilities in the areas of the Project Management discipline, the programme will also develop you as a thorough professional and as such throughout the programme you will engage in a range of modules designed to develop your competences in areas such as Programme Portfolio & Project Management, Project Planning & Management, Project Change Control & Quality Management, Governance and Financial Control of Projects, Business Strategy for Project Professionals and Procurement and Contract Management.

Overall, the relevance and richness of the programme has been ensured by identifying employer needs and opinions. You will develop transferable/key skills throughout the programme, including:

  • Ethical, social, legal and security awareness and data and information analyses
  • Communicating ideas in written and oral forms
  • The use of appropriate IT tools relevant to project management
  • Project management
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Enhanced research skills enabling students to progress, if desired, to an academic or research orientated career
  • Independent learning skills enabling students to take responsibility for their own continued and sustainable professional development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Mathematics and Physical Science (Grade three A levels at Grades A) Essential

About the employer

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 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 their projects to life and to make a real difference to people’s lives globally. We have over 50,000 employees in offices worldwide. Our work covers everything from transportation to defence, energy to infrastructure and we work with major global clients like UK Ministry of Defence and Heathrow Airport. With Atkins, you’ll be in great company.




500 Park Avenue

Aztec West


BS32 4RZ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Project manager (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 20 May 2024