Highways England

Highways England 2024 graduate opportunities}

Company Company Profile

At Highways England, every mile matters. Millions of people up and down the country rely on us every day. We maintain, improve and update the motorways and major A roads that connect communities, support businesses and keep the economy moving. It’s a network that stretches over 4,300 miles. And we’re investing £15 billion over the next few years to make getting from A to B smoother, smarter and more sustainable.

It’s a major undertaking, calling for a team of extremely talented people. So we’re also investing in the next generation of project managers, engineers and other technical specialists. Every year, we give ambitious graduates a platform to launch their career – with the support to become our future leaders.

Training & Profiles

We currently offer five graduate programmes in the following areas:

• Project Management
• Civil Engineering
• Quantity Surveying

Join one of our three-year graduate training programmes, and you’ll develop all the skills and experience you need to get your career moving in a challenging yet highly rewarding role. As you grow your knowledge and understanding of our organisation and what we do, you’ll gain invaluable specialist skills, experience and support to work towards professional qualifications.

You’ll get to take up on-the-job training placements complemented by professional training. You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. And, when you successfully complete the programme, you’ll have both a guaranteed job and an interview for a chance at promotion.


Can I apply if I don’t have a work permit?
No. You must have a valid work permit if you are not British citizen or an EEA citizen or a Swiss national to work within Highways England. It is your responsibility to provide evidence of the work permit in line with current Home Office guidelines. Unfortunately we are unable to employ anyone who doesn’t have the right to work in the UK or to sponsor work permits.

Will I need to do any tests during the application process?
If there are to be any tests or assessments exercises during the interview the Recruitment Team will let you know in advance. For many roles we use online tests that are specific to the vacancy. The tests are short and full instructions are provided for you on screen or by the assessor.

What happens if I miss the closing date?
Unfortunately we can’t accept any applications for a job after the closing date has passed.