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Title Graduate Project Manager
Ref HE/3682
Directorate Major Projects
Preferred Location Bedford
Salary £23,893 - £25,087
Number of Positions 4
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 31 Mar 2017

About Us

Graduate Project Manager

Highways England is the new Government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s network of motorways and major A roads. This network is around 4,300 miles long and while it represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length it carries a third of all traffic by mileage as well as two thirds of heavy goods traffic, making it the backbone of the country.

We have around 3,500 staff based in seven offices around the country including a uniformed Traffic Officer Service.  Highways England is held to account by two bodies who act on behalf of the public – The Office of Rail and Roads monitor the performance of our highways and Transport Focus champion the needs of road users.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

Job Description

The programme

Join our three-year graduate training programme and you’ll acquire all the skills and knowledge you need to become a member of the APM. You’ll get to take up on-the-job training placements complemented by professional training.


The role

This is your chance to direct your own learning supported by senior colleagues. Together you will plan a series of placements internally and with external companies to enrich your expertise. We’ll expect you to act as an ambassador for the company at all times as you undertake technical and management activities to support the delivery of business requirements. This will include minimising safety risks. You’ll also receive recognised training to complement your on-the-job learning.


You hold a degree or equivalent, at a 2:2 Honours level or higher. What’s more you’ll be able to demonstrate experience of project management during your education. Able to deliver at pace, you’ll thrive in our dynamic environment. You pride yourself on your integrity, and you’ll focus on quality, efficiency and providing value for money for customers. What’s more, you’re known for your teamworking and communication skills and you’ll build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

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