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Atkins future innovators

Virtual work experience with world-leading design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins!

Atkins future innovators

Atkins are a world-leading design, engineering and project-management consultancy with extensive experience in all STEM fields, delivering some of the largest and most complicated projects around the world.

In this programme, students will gain an insight into everything that goes on at Atkins, from building a better world through engineering and construction to their world-leading technology in aerospace, defence and security and how they look after their employees through fantastic staff networks.

As Future Innovators, they'll get to dive deep into sustainability, energy, aerospace and social housing with immersing case studies. They'll find out how projects are approached and managed, and will try on many different hats as we take them through the multidisciplinary roles Atkins offer. Students will also have the chance to meet industry professionals during live webinars, as well as take part in activities and quizzes along the way.


Minimum of 1 participant, no maximum.



Dates and location

The programme will take place online from 25 October for 2 weeks. Students do not need to be available full time during those dates but they do need to be able to complete 10 hours worth of activity over the 2 weeks.


10 hours work across 2 weeks.

Deadline to apply

20 October 2021

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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