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Surveying Graduate Scheme 2023

Faithful+Gould and Atkins Corporation
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Building Surveyor
Business Type

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Making big things happen 

On our Graduate Development Programmejoin a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in our industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders. We also want you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you. Find out how we support wellbeing in and out of the office – including different ways to be flexible around work. Let's also talk about Diversity & Inclusion, including our recent pledges for Women's Equality, how we're Disability Confident and an Inclusive Employer.

With Atkins, you'll be in great company

Your role

Join us as a Graduate Surveyor and enjoy exposure to a wide variety of industries, clients and projects. We design with people in mind. And we’ve designed our graduate opportunities to provide you with unique experiences as you play your part in all kinds of challenging projects. This includes adding value to our clients’ construction journey through expert cost advice and construction technical knowledge, providing clients with strategic cost advice at project conception, or providing party wall, dilapidations and technical due diligence services. And while you're shaping a safer, happier, more sustainable world, we’ll support you to achieve Chartered status.

Where you could work

Atkins – Infrastructure

Locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Epsom (Surrey), Exeter, Glasglow, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Warrington

Welcome to the team that's shaping smarter, healthier and more sustainable places and spaces. Whether designing/project managing iconic buildings or surveying/maintaining property portfolios, our pride and passion is in offering intelligent, sustainable solutions and unrivalled expertise. You will also be involved in providing professional services to a range of clients, working in the design and professional services areas whilst working through our structured professional development programme for the APC.   With a strong track record, we will help you become ready for the RICS final assessment interview.

Atkins offers you unrivalled experience in in the public and private sectors.  Your career is in safe hands with us.

As a Graduate Building Surveyor within Atkins Infrastructure business, you’ll have the joint benefit of working in a specialist Building Surveying team and also as part of a wider multi-disciplinary environment to deliver a full suite of Building Surveying services. We offer unique and extremely varied work with a large number of high-profile public and private sector clients. This blend of work and along with our in-house property professionals will allow you develop and expand in your role and ultimately help you gain your Chartership with the RICS.

We understand the APC and have a proven track record in mentoring our candidates through their structured training programme to achieve their goal of Chartership.  We provide a supportive environment to our candidates and provide Continued Professional Development that exceeds the RICS requirements.  You’ll gain real experience once you’ve completed your structured induction.

At Atkins, whether we’re designing/project managing iconic buildings or maintaining property portfolios, our pride and passion is in offering intelligent and sustainable solutions. Our professional offering is with people and the environment in the forefront of our thinking. We’ve designed our graduate programme to provide you with unique experiences where you will play your part in all kinds of projects.  Not least, we understand the emergency climate agenda and its challenges, and we’re leading the response to this and playing our part – we’re looking for candidates who want to do the same, there is no Planet B.

We offer a world of opportunities from the projects you’ll work on to the directions you can take your career in. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion, while our training will help you achieve Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.  At Atkins you not only enrol on the APC but the Atkins graduate programme – this provides further professional development and the ability to form lasting networks and friendships with other graduates.

The Atkins Building Surveyor is recognised as being ‘a cut above the rest’, and we give the unique opportunity to work on a variety of projects from inception all the way through to completion seeing through the complete project life cycle interspersed with the provision of professional services ranging from condition surveys, pre-acquisition surveys, party wall work, building pathology and much more. 

Key activities will begin with you supporting senior building surveyors and which forms part of our mentoring programme, and within a short time frame you’ll be:

•  Delivering building surveying services, such as condition surveys, party wall advice, and pre and post construction services for projects for such as refurbishments, renovations, extensions and planned works

• Providing studies and reports for our clients e.g. feasibility studies, costing advice, defect diagnosis, legal regulatory advice related to property matters

• Supporting the low cardon and Net Zero schemes

About you 

We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength. Different views and opinions enhance our ability to provide value-added performance and better services for our clients.  That’s why we believe different, makes a difference. Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring. 

Our graduate programme has been designed to give you an insight into the huge variety and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie. Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development within your chosen role, you’ll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. You’ll work towards your professional accreditation; whichever path you take, your future starts here.

Find out more about why we believe ‘Different, makes a difference’.

What you'll need?

  • A passion for working in a consultancy environment
  • Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek ouut development opportunities within a supportive team
  • Motivation to achieve professional accreditiation (where applicable)
  • Comfortable to embrace agile ways of working and learning new technologies

Meeting your needs

We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being:

  • A settling in payment of £2,500 when you join and a further payment of £2,500 when you achieve chartered status or reach an equivalent stage in your professional development
  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays. You also have the option to buy an additional 15 days or sell up to 5 days
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year, to be used with a charity or initiative of your choice
  • An assigned graduate buddy upon joining & a collaborative graduate network across all locations
  • Support to achieve Chartered status or equivalent with a relevant institution
  • A robust career development plan, including a library of core learning modules and on the job technical training
  • Annual Graduate Events
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters
  • Access to all employee networks for social interaction, peer support and personal development, as well as contributing to the development of policies and working practices

To view all available benefits, visit our Total Rewards portal.

How do I apply?

Please click "Apply on website" below to register your details and start your application journey. To find out more and for advice on how to play to your strengths, visit us on Connectr.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are able to support you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on 0121 483 5089 or

Our deadline for applications is Thursday 9th February 2023. Remember, our programmes are incredibly popular, and some roles may close early. So, avoid disappointment by getting your application in as soon as possible.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years' design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll join a team of people who ask questions, who dare to see things differently and want to build a better world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

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

Atkins are an A rated sponsor, if you have any queries regarding sponsorship, please visit our International Student careers page.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


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.

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. The opportunity to draw from international expertise and work on some of the most demanding and prestigious construction challenges around the globe ensures your career success.

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