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Kate Poade, Recruitment Advisor - Early Careers, Atkins


Recruitment Advisor - Early Careers

What’s your role at Atkins – what areas do you recruit for?
I work within the Early Careers Team and recruit graduates for Transportation. I have also recruited apprentices and placements across most business areas.

Tell us a little bit about your background.
I graduated in 2008 with a degree in geography from The University of Birmingham. I started my career at PwC within the student recruitment team. After a few years, I moved across to Atkins and the industry of engineering! I have now been with Atkins for 6 years, starting off as an assistant within the team and successfully securing a promotion to advisor level.

What’s the best thing about your job?
We have a wonderful early careers team of 14 people working across apprenticeships, placements and graduates. The team are very close knit and have a great sense of comradery.

What makes a good day at work?
I enjoy getting close to the business through visiting the different Atkins offices across the UK and then successfully filling their requirements and making offers to successful candidates!

Tell us something you love about working at Atkins.
I really enjoy the company culture. Although we have a grading system, there is no sense of hierarchy and everyone is very approachable, from assistant to director level. This makes it easy to do a good job.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining Atkins?
One of the main sells for Atkins has to be the great company culture and flexible working. To find out more about the company culture, follow us on Twitter @InsideAtkins

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