Working with us
What we do is important, and how we do it is just as important. Our culture empowers all of us. We want you to feel engaged and connected to the work you do, the people you do it with, and our ambitious business goals. Crucially, we want to support you to be your best.
Living our values
We are proud of our values. They are the standards that guide everything we do, both as individuals and together. By living them every day, we will do the best we can for everyone who relies on England’s motorways and major A roads.
Supporting our people
We value the wellbeing of our people. Looking after their mental health, as much as their physical health, plays a big part in making sure Highways England is a safe and supportive place to work.
We encourage our people to talk about their wellbeing, as well as share stories and experiences. We have an Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential 24/7 support and counselling. We also have an internal network of mental health first aiders spread across our offices, control centres and outstations.
mental health first aiders
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Building an inclusive culture
We believe that creating a culture where equality, diversity and inclusion are celebrated, helps us attract a diverse range of talented people to work for us. We want to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates these diverse voices, and enables everyone to be themselves and reach their potential.
To help us achieve this we have an established group of employee networks, each led by an executive sponsor, that represent employees across Highways England. Their goal is to help champion equality, diversity and inclusion across the business.
Commitment to inclusiveness
We have various strategic initiatives in place to support equality, diversity and inclusion. Our Public Sector Equality Duty sets out our commitment to inclusiveness. It focuses on changing behaviour, empowering colleagues, and building awareness and knowledge across the organisation.Find out more
We’re not just about the 9 to 5
We recognise that offering flexibility of working patterns and locations, where possible, equals happy and productive people.
We offer a fantastic range of flexible working policies, whether that’s working reduced hours, working from home, having compressed or staggered hours or working in a job share.
Find out more about our employee benefits.
Giving something back
We know our work has an impact on local communities, and we want to do whatever we can to help them. Our people can take up to three volunteering days per year, enabling them to learn skills and give back to the local community. Last year our people gave 1,885 hours to local communities, working with over 50 organisations and benefitting over 3,500 people.
"Highways England helped me discover my passions, project management and people. I’ve received the training and experience to become a successful Project Manager."Amy - Regional Infrastructure Projects North