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Project Management Graduate Scheme 2019

Scheme at Atkins

Project Management Graduate Scheme 2019

Scheme at Atkins

  • LocationNationwide
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 15 Sep, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Faithful+Gould is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, we advise on some of the world’s most exciting construction related projects – from giant petrochemical plants to the world’s tallest hotel, and from London’s Heathrow Airport to the Freedom Tower in New York.
With over 70 years’ experience in the UK our team of 1,100 experts across our 24 offices has helped transform the region into the live, work and play destination it is today through our portfolio of projects across the property, transport and infrastructure sectors. In 2017 SNC Lavalin, a global fully integrated professional services and project management company, acquired Faithful+Gould, creating an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. Together our expert consultancy covers the full lifecycle of projects and our world-class expertise at scale delivers value to our clients. The depth and breadth of our capabilities sets us apart from the competition.

Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people. Our standards are high, as are the rewards for those who join our team. Our graduates are the next generation of that workforce – you’re our future experts.

We strive to build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin our service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, we maximise efficiencies for our clients to save time and money. Our cutting-edge independent advice and support enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes. You can help us lead the way as a graduate building surveyor, quantity surveyor, project manager or asset management consultant!

What you’ll be doing

Working as a project manager you will form an integral part of our established team of project and programme management practitioners and will be supported in all aspects of your career development. Our project managers are involved in some of the world’s largest construction projects as well as some of the most complex, requiring meticulous planning to ensure successful delivery to our clients and stakeholders. You will work in a in a wide variety of industry sectors and will develop your skills on a multitude of projects, learning from some of the best professionals in the world. You will be developing your confidence, building upon your communication and problem-solving skills as well as honing your management abilities.

Who we’re looking for

  • You’ll be a talented graduate with a 2.2 degree or above in project management or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate commercial or technical acumen. We’ll sponsor your MSc on a day release basis if you don’t have a degree in a relevant subject.
  • You’ll have ambition, vision, enthusiasm and the drive to keep on developing your technical skills and achieve professional status (RICS). With a passion for working in a fully inclusive consultancy environment, you’ll want to work with clients and with teams who deliver to their customers. You’ll be adaptable and a confident decision maker with excellent communication and team-working skills. You will also have the ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions.
  • We also offer an exciting opportunity to work in Faithful+Gould’s Infrastructure team as a Graduate Project Controls Professional.
  • The individual will gain experience in all aspects of Project Controls during their training including: Planning / Scheduling, Risk Management, Cost Management, Change Management and Estimation.
  • You will ideally have an Engineering or Construction Management degree and will have had some theoretical experience or at least 2 of the above subjects. The successful candidate will be part of the Infrastructure team and will work on projects such as Rail, Airports, Nuclear, Water, Energy, Highways.
  • (Please clearly state on your application if you have a specific interest in this role)

Where you’ll be based

  • Project Controls - London
  • Project Management – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Epsom, Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Southampton, Swansea and Nottingham.

Training and development

  • Our training will help you solve real-life problems from day one and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.
  • Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. What defines Faithful+Gould is the unrivalled amount of support by your assigned supervisor and buddy during APC workshops, monthly Q&A, training and mocks.
  • Professional development which will be discussed throughout GDP, encouraging you to obtain your APC by offering you a wide variety of work and projects in order to gain experiencer required to achieve this. We also offer core learning modules to develop your softer skills such as technical writing and presentation skills to enable to you complete your day to day role.
  • APC coaching and industry exposure with a high-level clients and variety of projects

This year we have had exceptional UK APC results exceeding the national average by 15% with a combined pass rate of 80% which shows our dedication and commitment to training and L&D.

Rewards & Benefits

If you join us you will be working on some of the most prestigious, innovative and demanding construction challenges around the globe, helping us to turn bold ideas into reality. You will have opportunities to work closely with clients, spending time within their organisations and taking learning from some of the most experienced surveyors and project managers in the industry. Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills.

Some of our benefits, to name a few, include;

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join – paid within the first month
  • Continuous support and mentoring to achieve chartered status with your chosen institution, funded by Atkins, with a chartership bonus of £2,500 once complete
  • Pay review every 6 months for the first 2 years on the graduate development programme
  • Assigned graduate buddy upon joining & a strong graduate network across all locations
  • Association with RICS, on the RICS Project Management Board and RICS Facilities Management Board
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • Management Development Programme which follows for people who have passed the APC and are looking to move their careers forward
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy up to 15 additional days per year
  • 2 volunteer days per year for you to use for a cause that matters to you
  • Various annual events, such as our 2-day graduate induction, ski trips, away weekends, team building activities.

How to apply

Find the right role for you by using the Atkins Graduate Role Finder; Click here to start your journey, or for more details around what application process involves and some useful hints and tips Click here

Initial closing date

Our deadline for applications is Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Due to the popularity of some of our programmes we may shut before this deadline, therefore to avoid disappointment we would advise applying as early as possible.

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 refer to (or in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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