Flexible working in action: Atkins

Leading Camden based engineering company Atkins have outlined how they approached flexible working, and how it is benefitting their employees and the business:

At Atkins, we stand out as an employer of choice for many reasons – our unique challenges, our great stories and the brilliant things we do.

However, we also stand out for our commitment to flexible working. We’re passionate about helping our people to advance their career and achieve a good work/life balance. So, as well as full-time hours, we offer all kinds of flexible working options during the recruitment process – such as part time, term-time and home working to suit different circumstances.

Julianne Antrobus joined Atkins five years ago on a 30 hour contract spread over 4 days. She is now one of our Nuclear Directors and confirms that enabling her to work flexibly has benefited both her personal work life balance but also her employer:

“I have a senior leadership role, a young family and lots of overseas travel – flexible working allows me to keep a balance. It hasn’t stopped me progressing. Since joining Atkins, I’ve been promoted to my current role as a senior director on the nuclear lead team. It’s testimony to Atkins that they’ve supported me throughout my career. They get the best out of me; I know I’ve got the support.”