Highways England Returner Programme

There are numerous opportunities available on the 6-month, paid Highways England Returner Programme.  Starting in September 2018, the programme is aimed at experienced professionals wishing to return to work, who’ve had a career break of two years or more. 

About the Programme

The Highways England Returners Programme “Bridging the Gap” is a programme aimed at experienced professionals who have taken a career break of two or more years and are looking to build their career again. Working within one of their business areas, there are a range of opportunities available where you will gain some great experience. Future opportunities with Highways England are also a real possibility, whether that is permanently or on an interim basis – all of the returners from the last programme secured further opportunities with Highways England.

During the programme you will have a supportive line manager and a mentor, as well as coaching from a specialist external organisation, to ensure you have all you need to be successful in a business that is in a period of growth.

Highways England recognises that sometimes it’s not easy to be in a full-time 9-5 position and therefore they are open to a range of flexible working options.

Who can apply?

Experienced professionals committed to returning to work, following a career break of two years or more.

Highways England are not only interested in people who have had previous experience in their chosen field – they want talented individuals who share their values and behaviours. It’s more about the work you’ve done rather than the industry you’ve come from. They’re looking for people who want to grow with them and be part of the journey.

If you can demonstrate how you’ll bring value to the role, how you’ll take ownership of your work and operate effectively in a team, if you show passion for what you do and show integrity in how you do it – then you could be a great fit for the programme.

What roles are available?

There are opportunities in the following areas:

  • IT
  • Planning
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Legal
  • Project Management
  • Engineering (including Health and Safety and Lean)
  • Business Improvement and Customer Service

Where are the roles based?

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Guilford
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Bedford

How Do I Apply?

For more details and how to apply, see here.

Applications close on 31st May 2018.

To read more information about returnships in general, please visit the Runneth Returnship Page or for other opportunities that are available, see our UK Returnship List for 2018.

Gilly Cross
Gilly Cross

Gilly is a Kiwi in London, a mum of one, and a career-changer - from Forensic Scientist to Business Developer and Social Media Manager at Runneth London.

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