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Project Management Safety, Engineering and Standards Summer Internship 2024

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Discover the key projects and programmes that shape how we build and operate our roads.

What youll be doing

If you’re an aspiring project manager, our 9-week summer internship allows you to get inside a variety of exciting projects in our Safety, Engineering and Standards directorate.

Guided and mentored by industry professionals, you’ll explore the full project lifecycle including project delivery and planning, financial and process control, and programme management.

You’ll gain valuable experience whilst helping to develop, plan and manage projects that deliver the best solutions to connect the country!

What youll get in return

A summer internship at National Highways is a great way to get hands-on work experience in a large, evolving organisation.

We’ll support your personal and professional development every step of the way, equipping you with valuable skills and experience that will boost your graduate career prospects.

All our internships offer:

  • On-the-job learning, with the chance to experience many different aspects of your business area
  • Mentoring with senior managers to provide guidance, encouragement and development support
  • Flexible working arrangements

As well as a competitive salary and our commitment to your development, you’ll also have access to some fantastic employee benefits. Find out more about the benefits we offer at National Highways.

What youll need to succeed

If you have the passion to succeed that we see in our interns every day, you’ll be a great match. You’ll have:

  • An enthusiastic, collaborative approach to working with others
  • The ability to communicate in different formats with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent co-ordination skills
  • The ability to plan and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines
  • A focus on quality and integrity in everything you do

You’ll also need to meet these essential entry requirements:

  • Currently in your second year of an undergraduate degree (in any subject) and expected to achieve at least a 2:2, plus
  • A minimum of a Grade C / Grade 4 in Mathematics and English Language at GCSE

It is key to know all offers of internships are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks. This includes a Right to Work check, reference check and a DBS criminal record check.

About us

Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. Our key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety. If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for National Highways.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date based on the volume of applications received. To ensure that we can consider your application, please submit your application early.

DEADLINE 24th November 2023