Who are we?

Atkins is a global engineering and consultancy company that employs more than 18,000 people across the globe, including 8,500 in the UK. We are also known as SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business.

Our Journey

  • Established in 1938
  • Atkins acquired Faithful+Gould in 1996
  • SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins in 2017

Why Atkins?

Our world is changing faster than ever. Populations are increasing dramatically, climate change is affecting us all, and natural resources are dwindling. By 2055, three-quarters of us will live in cities, putting infrastructure and transport systems under extreme pressure.

What can we achieve together?

Our mission is to drive innovation that protects the environment and enhances the lives of people everywhere. As one of the world's leading engineering consultancies, we're already solving tomorrow's energy challenges, developing new technology for Smart Motorways, and through projects like Crossrail, improving life for millions of commuters. Joining Atkins you'll be working on projects that make a difference to the world from your first day!


Were you a childhood dreamer?

Achieving the impossible is possible with a career in engineering - from developing driverless cars to shaping the world around us, and finding cleaner ways to power the world. With our Apprenticeship Programme, you’ll have access to a wealth of experience and training opportunities during your apprenticeship and beyond. As well as a competitive salary, we offer a range of holistic benefits which we call ‘Total Reward’. It combines financial rewards, flexible benefits, learning & development, and can be tailored to meet your changing career and personal needs as you progress with us.

Click here to learn more about how you can help change the world.



If you're currently at university, spending time on a placement or internship with us will help you get a better understanding of the areas that inspire you the most. You’ll be able to develop your technical skills and gain valuable experience to add to your CV. You’ll also be making important contacts in the industry and if you do well and like what we do, you’ll be able to fast track through part of the graduate recruitment process later on. In fact, this would be the ideal starting point for a graduate career with us.

Get a head start in your career, consider a placement at Atkins. Watch our video to understand the benefits of completing a placement with us.


Learn more at the Atkins Hub.


Our supportive, three-year programme puts you in control of your career goals. Join us and you’ll be part of a project from day one as a valued team member. You can work towards a professional accreditation, build the skills for a successful long-term career, and take on great opportunities such as secondments abroad or in different UK offices.

Hear from grads and others about what the Graduate Development Programme means to them, and its importance to Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin group.

 Learn more at the Atkins Hub.


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