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  • What we do:
    Engineering Consultants
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    • Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AT

About Atkins

What is it like to work for Atkins

Atkins employees are at the heart of their health and wellbeing strategy through local trailblazers. Atkins recognises the success of a healthy workforce not only lies with the employer but also the employee taking responsibility, so the company’s wellbeing strategy is all about empowering and engaging employees. Atkins supports its staff through a UK wide subsidised funding scheme, which supports local fitness activities and provides an Employee Assistance Programme. In addition, Atkins have developed tailor-made training on stress and resilience for those working in high intensity environments. This is designed to help attendees understand stress, burn out, strain and pressure, how to identify it in themselves and others and also learning about techniques to cope with it. Atkins also have immediate referral to occupational health for those who indicate they are suffering with anxiety, depression or stress. They also provide access to a Stress Risk Assessment that is focused on work place pressure, access to a Health Assessment which includes a physiological component and Line Manager training to equip them on how to spot damaging signs of stress. There are even awareness campaigns aiming to end the stigma for Mental Health and regular one to one’s to ensure staff have clear objectives and expectations.
My Team
My Team
Atkins are creating a more open, agile and connected business through intelligence forums. These increase agility, empower their people and enhance teamwork across the business. One example of where this has been successful is in the Atkins Transportation division, where their forum enabled the entire Leadership Team to clearly understand the immediate goals of the business. This resulted in productivity going from 74% to 78%, beating forecast and adding to the bottom line. There are now forums like this in 2/3 divisions and HR, with plans to introduce them at UK level and in the third division over the coming months. This Summer and Autumn, everyone in the business will have a face to face conversation about where Atkins is taking the business, helping them to see the personal role and contribution they can make to the company's success.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
During 2015 Atkins introduced the Group CEO bonus scheme, which is designed to recognise exceptional effort and contribution by an individual to the business. In any given year there are a handful of really stand-out contributions that individuals make to the business that go above and beyond what is required of them. Whilst most such contributions are picked up by the bonus schemes the company have in place, there are sometimes individuals who do something so special that further recognition is appropriate. For example, they may develop an innovative solution to a client’s problem which has brought external recognition or they may have produced a world class piece of thought leadership. The scheme is largely honorific in nature, with a personal letter from the CEO to reinforce the importance of the employees abilities and contributions to Atkins’ continued success. The individual also receives a cash bonus to a maximum individual value of £3k and in 2016 there were 37 CEO bonuses awarded.

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  • Maternity

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

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Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    72% / 28%

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