Graduates, Build Your Career With ATCO



We’re looking for entrepreneurial, innovative leaders

ATCO is a diversified global corporation with nearly 7,000 employees and assets of approximately $20 billion. The company delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions through leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics, Utilities and Energy.

Given the size and scope of ATCO, it’s amazing to consider that the corporation’s roots go back to 1947 when R.D. and S.D. Southern began the company as a father and son business, renting 15 trailers to Alberta oil companies. ATCO’s growth reflects the entrepreneurial approach we take to providing innovative customer solutions and striving for excellence in everything we do. 

We’re looking for new graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit, who have proven leadership qualities and a passion for innovation and excellence.

If this sounds like you, ATCO could be the perfect place to launch your career.

Please click on the headings below to see additional program information.

New Graduate Program

ATCO’s New Graduate program begins in May of each year and provides recent graduates with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of roles and functions across the organization. While gaining a broad perspective of the organization, successful candidates will develop critical leadership, management and technical skills that will prepare you for a full-time role at ATCO at the end of the program.

The new graduate program is 18 months in length and features three six-month job rotations in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources and sales. The program is designed to allow you to explore your interests and experience the diversity of opportunity ATCO has to offer.

Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for aspiring leaders with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and desire to learn on the job. Successful candidates will also have:

  • Completed a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Arts degree within the last 1 – 3 years

  • 1 – 2 years of professional business experience (includes co-op work-terms and internships)

Recruitment for this program takes place at select campuses in the Fall of each year. Visit your campus career centre for details.

MBA Graduate Program

ATCO’s MBA Graduate program begins in May of each year, and provides recent MBA grads with the opportunity to further develop their professional careers by applying their academic experience and gaining new experience in a variety of roles and functions across the organization. Successful candidates will acquire a broad perspective of the organization and develop critical leadership, management and technical skills that will prepare them for a full-time role at ATCO at the end of the program.

This program features three 12-month job rotations, in areas such as sales, finance, marketing, corporate development and risk management. This format will allow you to explore your interests while experiencing the diversity of opportunity ATCO has to offer.

Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for exceptional people with proven leadership ability, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and desire to contribute and innovate. Successful candidates will also have:

  • Completed a Masters of Business Administration degree within the last 1 – 2 years

  • 3 – 5 years of professional business experience

Recruitment for this program takes place at select campuses in the fall of each year. Visit your campus career centre for details.

Career Fairs

ATCO participates in a number of Campus Career Fairs, providing a forum for you to speak directly to our company representatives and discuss career opportunities that are posted through post-secondary institutions.

Co-op/Internship Program

ATCO’s Co-op and Internship programs have been implemented across the ATCO Group of Companies, with opportunities available throughout the year. We require students from a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, commerce and computer science. Our Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Student Training Program allows students to acquire the required practical experience for a CPA designation through rotations across our companies.

Scholarships

There are scholarships available through ATCO Gas and ATCO Electric for Electrical, Chemical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering students in Alberta. ATCO Electric offers an apprenticeship program to complement course work in electrical engineering and electricity technology fields of study.

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