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Working Here

Revolutionising our roads is the big ambition that makes Highways England an exciting place to work. Here are some highlights, to give you an idea of what you can look forward to as part of our community of talented people.

Why Highways England?

From the talented and supportive people to the unique and fascinating challenges, there are many great reasons to work at Highways England.

“I appreciate the great responsibility and variety of my role. It’s exciting to be leading on the West Midlands Smart Motorway Programme, which will have such a far-reaching impact on the economy. I'm proud to be part of something so big.

“I joined Highways England as an apprentice, so I've had an affinity with the company throughout my career and have been given real ownership over my future. I've invested a lot in my learning and Highways England have invested a lot in me. With all the focus Highways England is placing on development, it’s a really exciting time for people to join and be a part of the change.

Janice Allen, Programme Manager of the West Midlands Smart Motorway Programme


“I love the array of challenges in my job. There's a great variety day-to-day and it goes beyond engineering. For example, I’m involved in recruiting new people, I take responsibility for the development of two tech graduates, and I promote engineering in schools.

“Highways England is a great place to work! They provide many career opportunities, and a huge amount of training and support. That's why I have got to where I am today.”

Garry Packer, Team Leader of Calibration and Optimisation Services


“I enjoy many things about working at Highways England - such as seeing the difference I make to road users. Another big advantage is a good work life balance. Also, there are lots of opportunities to make a big impact and develop new ways of working.”

Mark Austin, IT Service Operations Manager

Creating a modern workforce

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. Here are just a few of the ways we'll do just that:

  • Our People Strategy - based around four key principles (accountable leadership, reward for performance, customer focussed delivery and capable employees), our People Strategy focuses on supporting your engagement, wellbeing, and making sure we’re a diverse and inclusive business.
  • Calling All Colleagues - an hour-long call featuring various members of the Executive team as they talk through current issues from across the business, and answer your questions!
  • The Good Deed Feed - a section of our intranet dedicated to showing good and feeling good; you can write a post saying thanks to a colleague or praise a job well done.
  • Learning and development - helping you to develop is key to a high performing organisation, so we offer a range of support programmes and opportunities for career growth in line with your aspirations. Explore our learning and development opportunities.

Be sure to explore our other important initiatives, such as employee networks, and our work to support everyone’s health and wellbeing.