Location: Online (for opportunities in Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester)

Date: 15 September 2020 (9.45am – 1pm)

Programme: Launch event for returnship starting January 2021

Closing date for registration: Apply ASAP, latest 9 September

Applications are now closed

If you are an experienced professional who has been out of work for 2 or more years and are looking to return to the work place and get your career back on track, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you. The Highways England Returner Programme, now in its fourth year running, is designed to give you a great experience working for a company that values you as an individual and wants to help you move forward whilst also allowing the organisation to benefit from all your previous experience gained prior to your career break.

More about the launch event

Come and join Highways England and Women Returners on 15 September for a virtual launch event where you will get the opportunity to hear about previous returners and their success stories, more about the Returner Programme and hear from the line managers themselves about the fantastic career path you could have with Highways England. The event is online via Microsoft Teams.

What to expect on the day from the event:

9:45   Introduction and Programme Information

10:40 Current Highways England Returners will share their journeys and success stories

11:00 Q+A, the opportunity to ask questions to the current Returners

11:30 Break for 10 minutes

11:45 Women Returners Workshop to help you prepare for your return to work

12:15 Representatives from each division that are advertising will share more information about the opportunities available. Followed by a Q+A to ask questions about any of the roles you may be interested in.

*note some timings may change or vary

More about the programme

Highways England has a range of opportunities available where you will be able to become completely integrated into a team within the organisation and build up any lost confidence, brush up on those management skills or gain some new ones. If you are successful then you will be offered a 6 month contract for a role with Highways England along with various opportunities throughout the 6 months to strengthen your skill set, confidence and more.

Roles on offer through the Programme this year are:

  • Senior Commercial Lawyer and Commercial Lawyer (Birmingham or Guildford)
  • Business Planning Manager (Birmingham or Guildford)
  • Planning Manager (Birmingham)
  • Civil Engineering Estimator (Leeds, Manchester, Bristol or Guildford)
  • Project Manager (Bristol or Bedford)
  • Assistant Project Manager (Manchester)
  • Reporting Manager (Leeds)

About Highways England

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as they deliver £15 billion of investment in England’s motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. That’s why they’re so grateful to their c. 5,500 employees around the country. When you work with them, you’re helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

How to register to attend the event

Register your attendance today by signing up here to this event and be sure to leave your email address and number so you can be contacted with more detail before the event.

In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Highways England recruiter, Chandni Bahra, on Chandni.bahra@highwaysengland.co.uk