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AtkinsRéalis virtual work experience

Are your students interested in engineering, design or project management? Let them step into the world of AtkinsRéalis through this WEX programme to discover the early careers options available to them!

AtkinsRéalis virtual work experience

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organisation that connects people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems.

In this virtual work experience programme, your students aged 13+ will enter the world of AtkinsRéalis and discover what life could look like with a career in consultancy, transportation, infrastructure, aerospace, technology and much more. 

With modules on 'Building a better world, 'Sustainability' and 'Energy and clean power', students will explore the early careers options available to them whilst completing activities and quizzes to test their knowledge.

The programme allows students to gain a true understanding of the company, as well as hearing first hand from employees what it is like to work for AtkinsRéalis, projects they have worked on and why they decided on a career with AtkinsRéalis.

The programme can be completed in the students' own time OR as part of a lesson over a set few weeks. The programme's content takes approximately 10 hours to complete and upon completion the student will receive a certificate.

All that is required is access to a laptop, the programme is free and you can request IT support from the provider Springpod if needed.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • 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

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Chemical engineering
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Space and aerospace engineering
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering
    • Transport

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
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • 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:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

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