Diversity & Inclusion

Building an inclusive culture

A huge part of what we do is about bringing different people and different communities together. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say that our work affects how everyone in England lives their lives in one way or another.

That’s one of the reasons why having a team that’s truly representative of our whole country matters to us. Our roads are there for people from all walks of life, so it makes sense that they should be looked after by people from all walks of life. 

As well as that, we recognise that we’re more creative and effective as an organisation when diverse voices are encouraged, heard and celebrated – when everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. 

Diversity & inclusion initiatives:

To support our inclusive culture, we have a number of employee networks and support initiatives in place.

Our employee networks

We currently have ten employee networks:

  • Access For All - our network for all disabled colleagues and supporters.
  • Embrace - celebrating diversity and welcomes all from every culture, ethnicity and faith.
  • Rainbow Roads - welcomes anyone who identifies as part of our LGBT+ community, friends and allies.
  • Our Leading Women National Network
  • Armed Forces & Veterans Network
  • Carers Network
  • Fertility Support Network
  • Menopause and Hormone Conditions Network
  • Part Time Working

This includes a dedicated Early Talent Network, where you can connect with your graduate peers across the country through online groups and in person events, including an annual Early Talent Awards ceremony.

Disability Confident

We’re signed up to the Disability Confident scheme which supports employers in making the most of the talents people with disabilities bring to the workplace. This means we’ll support you during the recruitment process and in your role with any reasonable adjustments you might need due to a disability.


Returners Programme

This programme is for people who’ve taken a career break for two years or more, and who are looking to restart their career. Permanent opportunities are offered to those who successfully complete the programme. We welcomed seven returners in 2023. The programme has received the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) Returnships Award.


Armed Forces programme

This programme provides a supportive route into a civilian career for those who have protected our country.

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