I'm an Apprentice Project Manager in my second and final year within the Regional Investment Programme for the Midlands. I support the planning and delivery of a £15billion portfolio of works. As an apprentice, I have the opportunity and flexibility to get involved in activities and tasks that I wouldn’t normally be exposed to.
I came out of college with a full complement of A-Levels and chose an apprenticeship due to the opportunities and scope of progression available, as well my passion and interest in project management.
I had absolutely zero experience in the project management field prior to joining Highways England, only a strong desire to learn and be the best I could be. The organisation supported me and trained me to become the young professional I am today.
Currently I’m working on the M42 Junction 6 Improvement, the flagship roads investment scheme for the Midlands. I am proud to have played a big part in the complex and challenging planning application which has just been submitted.
I’ve worked and supported on over 5 major projects, experiencing all stages of projects and the lifecycles they go through – from concept, right through to handover and closeout.
My Highways England
There are so many people within Highways England who are experienced and knowledgeable and want to encourage people like myself. Apprentices are seen as the next generation of talent and young professionals.
I invested time in Highways England and their apprenticeship. In return, Highways England has invested in me, making me very qualified and experienced within my field and I'm only 19!