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Interviews at Atkins

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Atkins.

    Interview

    Telephone interview during the application process. Required in order to be invited to the assessment centre. Was rather casual and detailed what the assessment centre will involve. Further interview at the assesment centre which was more in depth.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Atkins? What skills could you bring to the company?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aldershot, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Atkins (Aldershot, England (UK)) in February 2019.

    Interview

    First was a Situational Judgement Test, then filling out an application. After was numeracy and logic tests, given 25 minutes per test but I didn't feel like that was enough time for the numeracy one. After was a telephone interview, basic questions like 'Why Atkins?' and 'Why are you studying the subject you're studying?'.
    Finally was an Assessment Centre. One week before was emailed a scenario and asked to create a presentation to give on the day. The day started with a skills test, then there was a written test and interview (during which you gave the presentation and went over your skills test), and after lunch was a group exercise.

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  3. Helpful (1)  

    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Atkins in January 2015.

    Interview

    starting with online cv and personal statement application. brief phone interview covering basic questions. combination of technical and competency based questions. All day event with group and one-to-one interviews. feedback within a few weeks

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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Epsom, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Atkins (Epsom, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The process was easy and relaxing. The employees will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Asking you questions related to your Cv and things that you have done or work completed throughout uni time.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Atkins? Why geotechnical engineering? Subjects you like and dislike most and why?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Atkins in July 2014.

    Interview

    Initially applied to Atkins via their website. The application process was fairly simple not taking more than an hour. A week later I was sent numerical and verbal reasoning tests to carry out.
    Approximately a month later I was contacted on my mobile for an on the spot telephone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The telephone interview lasted between 10 - 15 minutes and asked the following questions:
      - Why Atkins
      - Why civil
      - What interests you about this position   Answer Question

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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Atkins (Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    After successful application stage had to complete aptitude and a few psychometric tests. Quite relaxed phone interview and presentation, technical task, study case exercise, group exercise and interview with hiring managers during assessment centre.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe yourself in 5 years time. What challenges consultancy companies face?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Atkins (Cardiff, Wales (UK)).

    Interview

    Lengthy process. I applied in November 2018. Passed the SJT, answered the tricky application questions and passed to the next stage which were the crazy hard numerical and logical tests. Passed them too but Learned that i was rejected In Feb 2019 after I emailed for feedback. So i didnt make it to the phone interview. I passed my MSc with distinction. And I have work experience. It is tough to find work in the UK when you have a funny name and a Funny tinge.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Atkins
      Client focused questions
      Question on motivation and initiative   Answer Question
  8.  

    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Atkins in April 2019.

    Interview

    Process kind of long. Applied in February, Pass the first steps online. I took difficult mathematics and logical tests and I didn't hear anything anymore. After one month they gave a positive result and planned a telephone interview with a HR.
    Interview really easy and without any pressure. She asked me only one question that was Why Atkins? Interview looked went good for me and she asked me if I was available to go to Epsom 2 week later if the telephone interview were gone good. They didn't let me know anything until 5 days before the date. They told me I wasn't selected with a sad and not professional email and not feedback.

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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Atkins (Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online then got sent a link to a physometric test with two parts one numerical and one logical. Had to call them after 5 weeks to ask about the progress of my application then got a primary phone interview. Questions were about current visa status, why work for Atkins and graduation gpa. Got a second detailed 30 min phone interview with 4 questions

    Interview Questions

    • a situation where you demonstrated team working skills   1 Answer
    • situation where you demonstrated problem solving   Answer Question
    • how do you cope with changing environment   Answer Question
    • A situation where you failed to influence a similar collegue   Answer Question

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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in York, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Atkins (York, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Initially had to submit the application then had a couple of online tests which were pretty standard. Had a call for a phone interview which was competency based. Have now progressed to assessment centre and just waiting on that.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you used an original/innovative idea to solve a problem.   2 Answers
    • Name a time when you successfully developed a relationship with a customer.   Answer Question
    • Name a time when you worked as a team to achieve a goal.   Answer Question

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