Graduate Highways & Transportation Engineer

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Kent Range 8 to £26,598 to £30,333 per annum
Ashford (South East),  Aylesford (South East),  Maidstone (South East)
31st January 2023
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Job type:
Graduate job


Role Responsibility

The Kent Graduate Programme Highways & Transportation Stream is a fast-track development opportunity, designed to recruit high calibre graduates and develop them into our dynamic, forward-thinking managers of the future. If you’re ambitious, computer-literate and can work to deadlines, this programme could kick-start your career.

In our two-year programme, you’ll complete three placements within the Highways & Transportation Division and partner organisations, to experience all aspects of the Council’s highways and transportation work. Depending on your placements, this may include working on new policies and strategies, assessing development proposals, designing and consulting on new highway schemes and sustainable transport innovations as well as producing business cases and making bids for funding.

Throughout each placement you will focus on personal development, cultivating skills in design and assessment, project management and problem solving, as you undertake project work and build professional relationships. On successful completion of the programme, you will be well equipped to step up into senior roles within Kent County Council.

About You

To be eligible for this position, you will hold a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in a related discipline e.g. Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or Geography. Other degrees will be considered according to their relevance. In addition to this you will hold GCSE in Maths and English Language (Grade A-C) or 4 and above or equivalent. A willingness to work towards an Associate Project Manager apprenticeship is essential, as is a commitment to further professional development. You will be capable of working independently and also have experience leading seminar groups and university projects, and have a desire to bring about positive outcomes for local residents and businesses.

In return for your graduate skills and commitment to working in the Public Sector, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits when you join Kent County Council, including:

  • Flexible working
  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 days (raising to 28 after 5 years’ service (KR7) or 28 days raising to 30 days after 5 years’ service (KR8-10)
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Access to a range of local and national discounts and cashback through our Kent Rewards website
  • An excellent local government pension scheme

We look forward to receiving your application, but if you have any questions about this role please contact David Joyner, Transport & Development Planning Manager at

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace were everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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