Location: Birmingham, Bedford, Guildford, Manchester, Bristol
Start date: October 2017*
Programme length: 6 months returnship
Highways England Returners Programme – Major Projects is a programme aimed at experienced professionals who have taken a career break of 2 or more years and are looking to build their career again. Working with the Major Projects business area, there are a range of exciting 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.
About the Programme
Roles are available for people with relevant or transferable skills across the given locations in the following areas:
- Programme Management – Programme Leaders and Programme Directors
- Project Management – Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers
- Change Management – Change Managers, Risk Managers and Change Control
- Engineering – Production Engineers
- Planning – Programme Planners
- Quality Assurance – Governance, PMO and document control
- Health & Safety – Senior Health & Safety Advisors
- Commercial – Commercial Managers
- Communications – Communications Managers
- Property Management – Property and compensation roles
During the programme you will have a supportive line manager and a mentor, as well as coaching from Women Returners, to ensure you have all you need to be successful in a growing business area that is vital to the organisation’s future plans.
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.
Highways England is 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 their journey.
If you can demonstrate how you put safety first, how you take ownership of your work and work 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.
About Highways England
It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as they invest £11 billion in England’s motorways and A Roads, boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. That’s why they’re so grateful to their c. 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with them, you’re helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, it’s also a great move for resuming your professional career.
Major Projects is responsible for the delivery of major schemes, to meet the performance outcomes and outputs in the 5-year Roads Investment Strategy. Major Projects’ purpose is to be relied upon as the leader in all aspects of delivering major road schemes.
If you’d like to find out more about working with Highways England visit careers.highwaysengland.gov.uk
If you’re ready to start your return-to-work journey with Highways England, send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to clearly show your career break on your CV and please state in your cover letter that you heard about the programme through Women Returners.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 6th August 2017*. The assessment day will be in Birmingham in early September, for an October start*.
If you have any queries, email email@example.com
*deadline & start date amended 26/7/17