Application Process

Applying for a role with Highways England is simple.

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Good luck with your application!

Step 1

The application form

Once you've found your ideal job, you’ll need to complete our online application form. Attach a CV with your application so that we can get to know you better. Remember to focus on explaining those key studies or personal projects that demonstrate a passion or skills that are relevant to the role you're applying for. It’s a great idea to include a covering note too. Explain why you want to work here and why your skills, experience and qualifications are a great match for us.

step 2

Online assessment

For some roles, you may be asked to complete an online assessment, too. We’ll let you know during your application if that’s the case.

step 3


If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to an interview so that we can assess your skills, experience and general approach. Here you’ll meet the hiring manager and another team member. The interviewers will ask you to demonstrate specific skills or experience. So have a think in advance about examples that will bring your CV to life.

step 4

What else?

As we offer such a wide variety of careers, the process can vary a little from role to role. You might also be asked to take part in a job-simulation exercise or roleplay, to give a prepared presentation, or respond to a case study. Rest assured, we’ll always give you plenty of notice before your assessment and let you know if you need to prepare anything.