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Atkins has been named for the tenth year as one of the Sunday Times’ Best Big Companies to Work For.

The accolade is based on direct feedback from employees across a number of areas, from salary and benefits to their contribution to the company and the overall culture. Atkins, which is the only engineering company to be named in the 2017 top 30 listing, appears in 19th position.

Nick Roberts, Atkins’ UK&Europe CEO, said: “Our clients count on us every day to attract, develop and retain the people who will help them tackle their most important challenges. Our Best Big Companies ranking celebrates what we do well as an employer to deliver on that promise, and brings focus to the areas where we can – and must –continue to push ourselves to improve”.

Feedback from employees demonstrated that:

  • Atkins’ employees feel they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the business (80% positive).
  • 75% of people feel that Atkins is a place where they can gain valuable experience for the future (9th on this measure).

The Sunday Times Top 30 Best Big Companies to Work For covers companies employing more than 3,000 employees. The full list can be viewed here.


For more information:

Gary Gaskarth
Head of corporate communications, UK
+44 20 7121 2676

Notes to editors:

Atkins ( is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing some 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects on our website.

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