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    (Original post by mynameisceri)
    Hi Atkins!

    Is it possible to know when decisions about telephone interviews might start being made? My application for Water, Ground and Environment has been on hold since November 5th.

    Thanks,
    Ceri
    Hi Ceri - I look after the Water, Ground and Environment apps, so should be able to help you out here.

    We are currently shortlisting our apps for telephone interview at the moment, so I am hopeful we will have this completed and the calls conducted by the end of Jan. Although we do usually hold assessment centres into Feb, so it can occasionally run a bit later than that.

    If you have any questions about your application specifically, drop us a direct message and I will be happy to help.

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    Are there certain unis you "target". Be honest.
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    (Original post by Atkins Early Careers Team)
    Hi Ceri - I look after the Water, Ground and Environment apps, so should be able to help you out here.

    We are currently shortlisting our apps for telephone interview at the moment, so I am hopeful we will have this completed and the calls conducted by the end of Jan. Although we do usually hold assessment centres into Feb, so it can occasionally run a bit later than that.

    If you have any questions about your application specifically, drop us a direct message and I will be happy to help.

    Mark - Atkins EC team
    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the swift reply! No, nothing specific, I was just slightly concerned I might have been forgotten about

    Thanks for your help,
    Ceri
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    (Original post by mynameisceri)
    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the swift reply! No, nothing specific, I was just slightly concerned I might have been forgotten about

    Thanks for your help,
    Ceri
    Always happy to help! Good luck with your application.

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    (Original post by Nununu)
    Are there certain unis you "target". Be honest.
    Hi Nununu,

    Good question and one that probably lots of students wonder about when applying.

    We look for graduates based on what they study,not where they study!

    So having an idea of what you would like to do as a job after Uni can help when picking a course or when picking from a selection of course modules.

    Due to the range of grads we look for we have put together a 'Graduate Role Finder' on our website so it's easy to match Uni courses to our grad vacancies.
    We also have page in our online Grad Brochure (Page4) which has a list of the courses we look out for.

    I hope this helps

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    Hi Atkins,

    I'm coming to the end of a DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry and I'm looking to try a new field, I'm most keen on the IT side of things though I have very little formal coding training. Do you have anything that would suit me?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by cut_chemist_)
    Hi Atkins,

    I'm coming to the end of a DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry and I'm looking to try a new field, I'm most keen on the IT side of things though I have very little formal coding training. Do you have anything that would suit me?

    Cheers
    Hi Cut_chemist

    The areas of Atkins I would recommend for you could be in either Defence, Energy or Security and Technology (which is where you would find the IT crossover). So I recommend you read about each one and see what you think.

    Lots of our IT type roles look at the control of mechanical or electrical systems. However we do also have innovative technology projects such as; the development of biometric technologies used in documents like passports, through to the delivery of the next generation of broadband connections in the UK.

    You might find it is competitive without having much formal IT experience, but the best thing to do is have a look at the entry requirements and see where your skills cross over.

    Thanks

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    Hi Atkins,

    Do you offer any Master Thesis placements for penultimate year students in Aerospace Engineering?

    Thomas
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    (Original post by TomFitz)
    Hi Atkins,

    Do you offer any Master Thesis placements for penultimate year students in Aerospace Engineering?

    Thomas
    Hi Thomas,

    At the moment this is not something we currently offer. However we do see the value in the thesis. What kind of topics are of interest to you?

    Thanks,

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    (Original post by Atkins Early Careers Team)
    Hi Thomas,

    At the moment this is not something we currently offer. However we do see the value in the thesis. What kind of topics are of interest to you?

    Thanks,

    Stacy (Atkins - early careers team)
    My main fields of interest are Fluid Mechanics, Thermofluids and Aircraft Performance. In particular I was interested in the Airbus A320 Sharklet project.
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    Hi Atkins,

    I was just wondering if you had an approximate idea of when we might hear back about applications for the nuclear energy summer internship?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by bobby333)
    Hi Atkins,

    I was just wondering if you had an approximate idea of when we might hear back about applications for the nuclear energy summer internship?

    Thanks

    Hi bobby333

    We are looking at a few weeks for shortlisting as the CV's are currently with our managers for review. Its a very popular scheme and we do take the time to read through each one.

    Hope this helps

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    Hello Atkins,
    What do placement students usually do about accomodation especially if they do not reside in that particular location?
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    Hello Atkins,
    What do placement students usually do about accomodation especially if they do not reside in that particular location?
    Hi ellaladiva,

    Our placement students do have to find their own accommodation for the duration of their time with us. We understand that sometimes that if its a placement outside where you would normally live that can make it more difficult. So we do try and reflect that by offering good placement salaries levels that should help cover short term accommodation needs.

    Thanks
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    Hi Atkins,
    I applied for GDP 2016 in the middle east. I submitted the psychometric test on dec 27 2015 and I received an email on the spot stating that I failed. Two days later I received another email from Atkins that there was a technical issue and requested to reapply, however once I reapplied I didn't receive another link. What does that mean exactly ? Thanks
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    (Original post by Engggg)
    Hi Atkins,
    I applied for GDP 2016 in the middle east. I submitted the psychometric test on dec 27 2015 and I received an email on the spot stating that I failed. Two days later I received another email from Atkins that there was a technical issue and requested to reapply, however once I reapplied I didn't receive another link. What does that mean exactly ? Thanks
    Hi Enggg,

    It looks like a technical issue. The Student Room threads are looked after by the UK team so I haven't got an immediate answer for you here.

    However if you drop me an email: [email protected]

    I will get in touch with the Middle East team and get them to review you application status.

    Thanks

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    (Original post by Atkins Early Careers Team)
    Hi Ceri - I look after the Water, Ground and Environment apps, so should be able to help you out here.

    We are currently shortlisting our apps for telephone interview at the moment, so I am hopeful we will have this completed and the calls conducted by the end of Jan. Although we do usually hold assessment centres into Feb, so it can occasionally run a bit later than that.

    If you have any questions about your application specifically, drop us a direct message and I will be happy to help.

    Mark - Atkins EC team


    Dear Mark,

    I was wondering, based on the above, whether the shortlisting for Water, Ground and Environment applications has now been completed? Have you already completed all the telephone interviews/ assessment centres?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Nik_A)
    Dear Mark,

    I was wondering, based on the above, whether the shortlisting for Water, Ground and Environment applications has now been completed? Have you already completed all the telephone interviews/ assessment centres?

    Thanks
    Hi,

    I can confirm final shortlisting is completed now for all of our roles apart from on a few outstanding Civil, Mechanical or Electrical vacancies. Where we are contacting people individually.

    Have you had your outcome come through as yet? If not drop me an email:
    [email protected]

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    Hi Atkins, I have a BSc Environmental Science and studying MSc Environmental Consultancy. In addition to consultancy, are there any positions that's suitable for me?

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